Carter Center and Guinea Worm

Former U.S. President, Nobel laureate, and Emory University Distinguished Professor Jimmy Carter discusses the role of The Carter Center in addressing neglected tropical diseases such as Guinea worm.

The Carter Center—founded in 1982 in partnership with Emory University—seeks to improve the quality of life for people worldwide, advance human rights, and alleviate unnecessary suffering. Its health programs look to fill vacuums in global health, areas where no other group is effectively, and that is where Guinea worm comes in. When Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter started to identify those vacuums, the biggest gap they discovered in the past 30 years was in the prevention and treatment of neglected tropical diseases. "We adopted them because no one else wanted to fool with them," says Carter.

"Filling Vacuums in the World" (3 min. 14 sec.)

"Reaching Out to Villages" (1 min. 38 sec.)

"The War Against Guinea Worm" (4 min. 56 sec.)

"Filtering Water in Southern Sudan" (1 min. 56 sec.)

"Guinea Worm in the Developing World" (3 min. 24 sec.)

"Part of the Emory Community" (3 min. 27 sec.)