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Jimmy Carter Responds to Questions on Peace, Health, and Hope from Around the World

Former U.S. President and Carter Center Founder Jimmy Carter is answering questions from the public via Facebook, Twitter, and this blog starting Oct. 19, 2012, as part of a year-long commemoration of the Center’s 30th anniversary waging peace and fighting disease worldwide.

Click on the videos below to view his latest responses.

QUESTION: How do you respond to criticism of …

President Jimmy Carter, CDC Foundation Hero

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has been named the 2012 recipient of the CDC Foundation’s Hero Award. The foundation honored President Carter for three decades of visionary leadership focused on saving lives, reducing suffering, and providing hope for millions of the world’s poorest people, as well as for his commitment to achieving a more peaceful and healthy world for us …

Carter Center, Merck, and Partners Celebrate 25th Anniversary of Mectizan Donation Program

At a special ceremony at The Carter Center in Atlanta today, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, former Merck CEO Dr. Roy Vagelos, former Carter Center Executive Director, Dr. Bill Foege, and other guests and dignitaries from around the world gathered to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Merck’s Mectizan® Donation Program.

“Twenty-five years after Merck’s unprecedented ongoing donation of Mectizan, significant …

Cause for Concern: Shattering the Stigma of Depression and Breast Cancer

and Rebecca Palpant Shimkets

Rebecca Palpant Shimkets is assistant director for the Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism at The Carter Center. This blog is part of the Carter Center – World Mental Health Day Blog Party on Oct. 10, 2012.

The voices of millions will join together this month for breast cancer awareness in walks and runs …

Carter Center and to Host World Mental Health Day Blog Party Oct. 10

On Oct. 10, through a partnership between The Carter Center and, dozens of bloggers will participate in a blog party, publishing their thoughts about mental health in observance of World Mental Health Day.

“Mental illness affects all of us, but there are still many myths and misconceptions about these disorders,” said former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, who founded the …