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100&Change | Nigeria’s Dr. Adewole Aims to Put River Blindness in ’Dust Bin of History’

Millions will be spared future suffering thanks to collaborative efforts of The Carter Center and Nigeria’s Federal Ministry of Health to address widespread neglected diseases such river blindness. Hear from Nigeria’s Minister of Health, Dr. Isaac Adewole, on the importance of this partnership.

 

The Carter Center is one of eight semi-finalists in the MacArthur Foundation competition for a $100 million grant to fund a single proposal that promises real and measurable progress in solving a critical problem of our time. The Carter Center proposes to eliminate river blindness disease from Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation and the one most endemic for this debilitating disease.

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