Lamwo District, Uganda: Celebrating 200 Million Doses of Mectizan® — By Dr. Frank Richards on Carter Center org

Today, we celebrate the remarkable success of Lamwo District in improving drug treatment coverage in its onchocerciasis elimination program. But we also celebrate the Carter Center’s 200 millionth and 200 million and first mass treatments with ivermectin tablets, also known as Mectizan®, donated by Merck, an American pharmaceutical company. Since the value of each treatment…

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…

Carter Center Long-Term Impact in Nepal Rooted in Local Encounters — By Ben Dunant Carter Center observer in Nepal

Carter Center observer Lena Michaels talks with Nepalis in the Eastern Region. The Center’s long-term observers often travel to remote communities to gain an understanding of citizens’ perspectives. “snip” Nepal last held comprehensive local elections in 1997, and the terms of the last elected local bodies expired in 2002. The ensuing decade-long vacuum has had…

Young Adults, Mental Health, and Social Media — Carter Centre Org article with panel discussion

Tina Rezvani is the assistant program coordinator of the Carter Center’s Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism. Recently, the Carter Center Mental Health Program hosted the panel discussion “Beyond Stigma: Bringing the Conversation about Mental Illness Forward,” on the stigma of mental illness among young adults. One topic that proved especially important was the…

Carter Center Pleased with Kenya Election Preparations, Urges Politicians and Citizens to Commit to Credible and Peaceful Elections

Read the full statement (PDF) > Carter Center observers in Kenya have found the electoral campaign generally peaceful thus far, and the Center urges all Kenyans to commit themselves to nonviolent participation in the electoral process. The Center’s observers report that Kenyans have been able to assemble freely and parties and candidates able to convey…