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President Carter Discusses Neglected Diseases on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’

President Carter spoke with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “Good Morning America” on Nov. 5, about The Carter Center’s fight to wipe out trachoma and combat other neglected diseases.

“No former president has served longer out of office or made such a mark against some of the world’s most intractable problems,” Stephanopoulos said as he introduced the president.…

Jimmy Carter, New York Times’ Nicholas Kristof, and Carter Center’s Donald Hopkins Cover Global Health Challenges in New Conversations on Google+ Series

ATLANTA… On Sept. 10, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Nicholas D. Kristof, and Carter Center disease eradication expert Dr. Donald R. Hopkins held a special video chat, “Global Health: How We Can Make a Difference,” to kick off a new series called Conversations on Google+ launching later this fall.

Leading up to the event, from …

Dr. Adetokunbo O. Lucas Honored With 2013 Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award

On March 5, the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) awarded Dr. Adetokunbo O. Lucas the Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award for Dr. Lucas’ “outstanding humanitarian efforts and achievements that have contributed to improving the health of humankind.” The NFID, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public and health care professionals about infectious disease, has given the award …

Winter Weekend Attendees Gather for 21st Year to Support Peace, Health in San Diego

It was hard to feel the chill of winter in San Diego, Calif., as donors and supporters from around the world came together for the Carter Center’s annual Winter Weekend fundraiser at the Hotel Del Coronado on Feb. 20-24. Now in its 21st year, the Winter Weekends have raised more than $19 million to support the Center’s work to wage …

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 …

Jimmy Carter Sets Record for Longest Post-White House Career

Today marks an important milestone in President Carter’s life—he has had the longest post-White House career of any president.

That’s 31 years of waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope since he left office in January 1981, which the former President says has been some of the most rewarding work of his life: “Rosalynn and I are grateful for the …

Trailblazer Legend Award Recognizes President Carter’s Judicial Appointments

In the White House, President Jimmy Carter appointed 57 minority judges and 41 female judges to the federal judiciary, more than all previous presidents combined. But he recognized at the time that, when it came to diversifying judicial appointments, his efforts were “just a beginning.” Motivated by President Carter’s actions and words, the Just the Beginning Foundation was born in 1992 to bring together diverse federal judges and encourage minority students and those from other underrepresented groups to pursue careers in law and on the bench.

Egypt Election: Witnessing Egypt’s Historic Presidential Vote, Runoff Election June 16-17

UPDATE:  Carter Center Announces Delegation to Witness June 16-17 Runoff Election in Egypt (عربي) >>

Voting began Wednesday in Egypt, where more than 50 million registered voters may choose the first genuinely democratically elected president in the country’s history.

In the Al-Sayeda Zeinab and Al-Sayeda Aisha neighborhoods of Cairo, hundreds of people lined up outside polling stations ahead of poll …

Britain to Help Carter Center Secure Funding For Worldwide Eradication of Worm Disease

In London today, former U.S. President Jimmy Carter addressed an audience of international journalists and partners to announce that the Carter Center-led global campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease has entered its final stage to end this gruesome waterborne parasitic infection.

“The poorest, most isolated, most neglected, quite often, the most hopeless people, on earth…now have new hope that their …