October 21, 2014, 6:32 pm
By Dr. John Stremlau
Dr. John Stremlau is vice president for peace programs at The Carter Center.
Last week, I was in Mozambique to observe the country’s fifth national election since the end of a bitter civil war that raged for 15 years following the country’s independence from Portugal in 1975.
The election was mostly peaceful and far more competitive, transparent, and inclusive than …
October 10, 2014, 8:12 am
By Amy Standen
Guest blogger Amy Standen, a reporter for KQED public radio in northern California and a 2013-2014 recipient of a Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism, produced a three-part series on schizophrenia and emerging treatments.
August 25, 2014, 3:07 pm
By Dr. Frank Richards
Dr. Frank Richards leads the Carter Center’s efforts to eliminate river blindness (also known as onchocerciasis), a parasitic disease transmitted by the bites of infected black flies. On Aug. 12, 2014, The Carter Center held a special ceremony in northern Uganda to celebrate the distribution of the 200 millionth Mectizan® drug treatment, used to eliminate river blindness, supported by The …
August 20, 2014, 2:55 pm
By Dr. John Hardman
John Hardman, M.D., will step down as president and CEO of The Carter Center in September, following two decades of service.
In September, I will step down as president and CEO of The Carter Center after more than 20 tremendously fulfilling years. I have been awed, inspired, and challenged by the way founders Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter have used their …
August 1, 2014, 12:26 pm
By Jay Beck
Jay Beck is retiring after 18 years as coordinator of Carter Center Weekend. He will continue to work at the Center in other capacities.
This year, we moved our annual Carter Weekend fundraiser from February to late June where we gathered amid the majestic mountains of Vail, Colorado, for a weekend of shared laughs and adventures, culminating in an auction …
July 7, 2014, 10:22 am
By Mulat Zerihun Lemu
I learned how great a need there was for eye services in my community during the 10 years I spent working for the Ethiopian government as an ophthalmic expert. Ethiopia has one of the highest rates of blindness in the world, and trachoma is a major cause of this disability in my country.
It is hard to ignore the groups …
June 17, 2014, 2:23 pm
By China Program
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter will provide remarks at an exhibit of Chinese paintings to commemorate the 35th anniversary of the normalization of U.S.-China relations on Thursday, July 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Center’s Cecil B. Day Chapel. The exhibit is co-sponsored by The Carter Center and the Chinese Artists Association, which is China’s premier art …
June 10, 2014, 12:15 pm
By The Carter Center
Tara Brant spent four-and-a-half years working in South Sudan on the front lines of the war on Guinea worm disease. She was a technical assistant and regional coordinator charged with ensuring each case of Guinea worm in her area was contained, educating communities on how to prevent the disease, and tracking down real and rumored outbreaks. She served in South Sudan from 2007 to 2009 and 2011 to 2013. She is currently a graduate student in Liverpool, England.
May 21, 2014, 11:59 am
By The Carter Center
“Today, let us renew our resolve to ensure that 2014 is the last year the world reports cases of Guinea worm disease.” – Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter
In May, President Carter and World Health Organization Director-General Margaret Chan made remarks to an informal meeting of ministers of health of Guinea worm affected countries during the 67th World Health Assembly …