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Preparing for March 31 Myanmar Elections

The Carter Center, with the support of UK Aid, helped prepare a range of voter education materials for the March 31 municipal elections in Yangon, Myanmar. A coalition of 10 civil society organizations, coordinated by our partner New Myanmar Foundation, is using the materials in its street campaign. These are Yangon’s first elections with universal suffrage, so many women and …

WHO Director-General Expresses Support for Global Campaign to Eradicate Guinea Worm Disease

In this short video, WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus expresses support for the global campaign to eradicate Guinea worm disease and partner efforts to eliminate neglected tropical diseases.

Dr. Tedros personally thanks former U.S. President Jimmy Carter for his leadership in the fight against Guinea worm and The Carter Center for being a cornerstone of the campaign.

“Our ultimate …

From the CEO | Helping Us Move Ahead in Difficult Times

The Center’s work is never easy, even in the best of times, when the world seems eager to embrace the efforts you help make possible in seeking peace, health, and hope for people in need.

Mental Health Gains Global Focus

Under the leadership and guidance of former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, The Carter Center Mental Health Program is joining with other organizations to bring attention and resources to mental health care, both in the United States and abroad. Program Director Eve Byrd explains.

After Decades of War, National and Personal Healing Begins

My country suffered through 50 years of violent internal conflict before The Carter Center and others helped the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia conclude a historic peace agreement in 2016. While the parties to the talks continue to create and shape a new political reality, people who lived through the conflict are seeking ways to deal with what they have seen and endured.

UAE Journalist Reflects on Eye-Opening Year

Iman Ben Chaibah is the recipient of a 2017–2018 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellowship. She also is CEO and editor in chief of Sail, an online magazine produced in the United Arab Emirates.

In September, I completed my Rosalynn Carter Fellowship in Mental Health Journalism. The fellowships were started by former First Lady Rosalynn Carter about 20 years ago …

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 …

Carter Center Human Rights: How Can We Help the Victims of Boko Haram?

Reverend Esther Ibanga is the senior pastor of Jos Christian Missions International and the president and founder of Women Without Walls Initiative (WOWWI), an organization established to address the persistent ethno–religious conflicts in Plateau state. Under her leadership, WOWWI has provided a platform for women across different ethnic and religious groups to activate their voices in the call for peace.…

Human Rights Defender: Women are Essential to Peace

Meet Penda Mbaye, program manager for Tostan in Senegal, where the international nonprofit works to empower women and girls and create positive social change. As an attendee of the Carter Center’s Human Rights Defenders Forum, Mbaye shared her expertise in human rights education and community outreach. 

Watch below to hear her thoughts on why women are essential to promoting peace, …

From the CEO | Small Victories Add Up

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

It’s no secret that this world is full of problems—some big and terrifying, some small and trivial. It may seem overwhelming at times, but it doesn’t have to be paralyzing.

Wisdom and experience teach us that when faced with a difficult situation, the best approach is …

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 …

Carter Center Podcast | Jimmy Carter Gets Candid About China

In Feburary 2018, President Carter got candid about China in a guest lecture at Emory University. President Carter discussed factors that led to his decision to normalize U.S. relations with China in 1979. He also talks about a dinner conversation with President Deng Xiaoping that likely led to a surge of Christianity in China, now one of the world’s leading …

Inform Women, Transform Lives

Access to information is a transformative human right.

Enshrined in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, access to information is foundational not just for the exercise of other rights, but also for economic empowerment and meaningful participation in public life.

And yet, a large portion of the world’s population is unable to enjoy this right. Carter Center …

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 …