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Artifacts Paint Picture of Eradication Campaign

A special exhibition exploring the challenges and benefits of eradicating disease runs Jan. 13 – July 12, 2015, at the American Museum of Natural History. Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease, developed in collaboration with The Carter Center, uses stunning photography, videography, and artifacts to highlight several global efforts to fight infections. Chief among these is the campaign led by The Carter Center that may soon eradicate Guinea worm disease.

In 2014, only 126 cases of this debilitating parasitic disease were reported worldwide, down 99.99 percent from 1986, positioning it to become the second human disease ever eradicated, after smallpox.

View the slideshow below to see just some of the images and artifacts on display at the museum that demonstrate how the Center is wiping out this ancient affliction.

Exhibition Information

Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease at the American Museum of Natural History is curated by Mark Siddall, curator in the Museum’s Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics, in collaboration with Carter Center Vice President for Health Programs, Dr. Donald Hopkins.

Dates: Jan. 13 – July 12, 2015

Learn more about this exhibit: Countdown to Zero: Defeating Disease
Watch the video: Countdown to Zero: A Case Study in South Sudan

Posted in Chad, Ethiopia, Guinea Worm Disease Eradication, Health, Mali, South Sudan

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    Ginger Brookover on January 27, 2015 at 11:37 am

    New York was a proud moment for everyone who supports the extraordinary work of the Carter Center. Thank you to all the staff and volunteers who are dedicated, diligent, and committed to meaningful service to humanity.

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