100&Change | The Carter Center Takes Aim at a Big Fish — By Frank Richards

There’s a famous line in the movie “Jaws” – after the stunned sheriff sees the monster shark for the first time, he says to the shark hunter: “You’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Dr. Frank Richards leads the Carter Center’s efforts to eliminate river blindness (also known as onchocerciasis), a parasitic disease transmitted by the…

[VIDEO] What it means to live with diabetes — The Star Co Kenya

  FULL LIFE: Eric at his graduation in 2014. He must set aside Sh12,000 for medication every month. Eric must set aside Sh12,000 every month to buy insulin and other drugs As an impressionable young man straight from form four, January of 2006 was my first month in “freedom”. But then, I started getting continually…

WHO: ‘Pakistan is one of the taps for poliovirus’ — Deutsche Welle

The World Health Organization has identified Pakistan as one of the countries posing the greatest risk of spreading polio. WHO spokeswoman Sona Bari explains how various international outbreaks are linked to the country. On May 5, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the spread of polio an international public health emergency, with three countries identified…

Carter Center Marks Progress in Fight Against Guinea Worm, River Blindness

  Click here to watch the video and read full on Voice of America news com   Kane Farabaugh April 04, 2014 CHICAGO — Guinea worm disease and river blindness are among 17 tropical diseases the World Health Organization considers neglected. Thanks to the efforts of the Atlanta-based Carter Center — founded by former president…