Aid works: abolition of Guinea Worm

Guinea worm is set to be the next disease eradicated from the world and the first to be overcome without a vaccine or treatment. Through the effort of The Carter Center and its partners, this disease has been reduced by 99 percent: from an estimated 3.5 million cases in 1986 to fewer than 32,193 reported cases in 2003. Today, we are fighting the last 1 percent of the disease.

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