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From the CEO: Everyday People Can Do Exceptional Things

Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters is the chief executive officer of The Carter Center.

At The Carter Center, we believe people can improve their own lives when they have the right skills, knowledge, and access to resources. I’d like to introduce you to a few people who are making a real difference in their communities.

Abudala Kakooza collects black flies …

Watch Guinea Worm Disease Press Conference with President Carter and Dr. Hopkins | Webcast Archive

In case you missed the Center’s Facebook Live coverage of U.S. President Jimmy Carter and Dr. Donald Hopkins’ press conference on Jan. 11, 2017, an archived webcast of this event can be viewed below.

During the conference, President Carter and Dr. Hopkins announce the 2016 Guinea Worm disease case totals and take questions from the press. Find out more about …

A Conversation with the Carters 2018 | Webcast Archive

In case you missed “A Conversation with the Carters” on Sept. 11 at The Carter Center, an archived version of the webcast can be viewed below.

About Conversations at The Carter Center

Conversations brings you up close with Carter Center experts, policy makers, and other special guests to discuss the issues that shape your world. All Conversations are webcast live …

A Carter Center Podcast | How Proven Strategies and Passion Prevent Blindness from Trachoma

Kelly Callahan is passionate about preventing blindness in some of the world’s most vulnerable populations. Callahan, who leads the Carter Center’s Trachoma Control Program, explains how the Center works with the governments and partners in Africa to use the proven SAFE strategies to stop trachoma, the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness.

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A Carter Center Podcast | Rosalynn Carter Fellow Explains Increasing Depression Rates in Children and Teens

Mental health expert and Rutgers professor Dr. Caroline Clauss-Ehlers explains why depression and suicide rates for teens are going up and what concerned parents should look for in their child or teen. Dr. Clauss-Ehlers, known as “Dr. CC” by her students, is also a Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow. Learn more about her background here: https://gse.rutgers.edu/caroline_clauss-ehlers.

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Carter Fellows Get Social, Build Engaged Communities

To extend the reach of their stories and maintain relevance in a world of spinning news cycles, journalists today often have mandates to create social media accounts and share a weekly quota of posts on them.

But for Jaclyn Cosgrove, a 2015-16 recipient of the Rosalynn Carter Fellowship for Mental Health Journalism, social media means more than just posting her …

Groundbreaking Study Could Revolutionize Public Health

A landmark study in which The Carter Center is participating could radically change the public health model in the developing world, experts say.

The multi-year, three-country study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in April 2018, confirms a 2009 study led by The Carter Center that found that mass administration of the antibiotic azithromycin for the infectious eye …

Malaria Meets Its Match in Music

Malaria, a potentially deadly disease, with its fevers, aches, and extreme fatigue, definitely is not cool. But a music video featuring a great dance beat and a team of top Haitian performers? Now that’s cool!

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Video posted with permission, courtesy of Haiti’s Ministry of Health

 

At the invitation of the governments …

Partnership Has Had Trachoma on the Run for 20 Years

Hard work for a good cause can be its own reward. It’s even better when you have results to show for it. In 2018 The Carter Center is marking 20 years of impact against trachoma, the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness.

Carter Center Initiative Striking Out Disease on Hispaniola

For these boys, freedom from a disfiguring disease means freedom to pursue their dreams on the diamond.

Angel Ciriaco and Rigoberto Bryan are best friends who live in San Pedro de Macoris, a province in the southeastern Dominican Republic. The two 16-year-olds like to talk about school, about girls, and most of all about baseball.

Baseball is a big deal …

Carter Center Word Search Challenge!

Play our puzzle! Find peace, health, and hope words in the Carter Center’s Word Search below.

Center Staffer Lays His Life on the Line

Scientific or logistical challenges aren’t the only issues Carter Center personnel have to deal with while tracking down, treating, and preventing neglected tropical diseases in remote places. Cultural issues often play a role as well, and we have to handle them respectfully and sensitively.

For example, in many places, ponds and rivers are considered to be sacred dwelling places of …

From the CEO | Carter Center Provides Pounds of Prevention

Ambassador (ret.) Mary Ann Peters is the chief executive officer of The Carter Center.

We all know Benjamin Franklin’s proverb “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” It makes sense to try to keep a bad thing from happening rather than to try to fix the mess that results if you let the bad thing happen. This …

A Unique Collaboration

The Carter Center and Emory University celebrate an amazing 35-year partnership in 2017, a rare and productive union between a nongovernmental organization and a leading institution of higher education. Together, our reach has improved the lives of millions of the world’s poorest people through disease prevention, conflict resolution, and the strengthening of human rights and democracy.

A Carter Center Podcast | Andrea Petersen’s Journey through Anxiety

If you know someone who lives with anxiety, you won’t want to miss this podcast with Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow Andrea Petersen. Petersen describes how she transformed “from a slightly silly sorority girl to a terrorized shut-in in just a few weeks’ time.”

Her medical odyssey and numerous ER visits finally led to an anxiety disorder diagnosis and …