January 3, 2012, 11:57 am
By The Carter Center
The Carter Center works in some of the world’s most remote and impoverished communities. These are areas beyond where the road ends, with no power grid, and limited access to outside markets. For health workers striving to eliminate Guinea worm disease in South Sudan, this means many essential items, like building supplies for a new case containment center, are virtually non-existent. However, with a little ingenuity, the staff members of the South Sudan Guinea Worm Eradication Program are blazing their own path, and building the bricks needed for success.
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Making bricks from scratch is just one way the Center’s staff is overcoming huge odds to wipe out Guinea worm once and for all. See how the program moves material across a country the size of Texas without using paved roads >