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Carter Center Statement on Recent Violence in Atlanta

The Carter Center condemns the recent violence linked to the campaign to stop the construction of a police training facility in South River Forest, located southeast of Atlanta. We support the right for individuals to protest peacefully and call for a transparent investigation into the death of the protester and the injury of the Georgia state trooper. Learn more »

Associated Press: Guinea Worm Eradication Effort Enters ‘Most Difficult’ Phase

“We are truly in the midst of that last mile and experiencing firsthand that it is going to be a very long and arduous last mile,” Adam Weiss, director of The Carter Center’s Guinea Worm Eradication Program, told The Associated Press. “Not so much as it taking more than the next seven years – five to seven years – but just knowing that it’s going to be a slow roll to get to zero.” Learn more »

USAID Blog: Uganda Sees River Blindness Fading Away

The rushing tributaries of the White Nile in northwest Uganda’s Moyo District make ideal breeding grounds for the black flies that transmit river blindness, as Fred Matalocu knows only too well. Learn more »

Carter Center Statement on the New Israeli Government’s Actions

The Carter Center is alarmed that the early actions of the new Israeli government violate human rights, contravene international law, and risk instigating identity-based violence in the occupied Palestinian territories and Israel. Learn more »

Guinea Worm Disease Reaches All-Time Low: Only 13* Human Cases Reported in 2022

Only 13 human cases of Guinea worm disease were reported worldwide in 2022, pushing the disease closer to eradication, The Carter Center announced Wednesday. The figure is the lowest annual case total ever reported, following the record of 15 cases set just the year before. When The Carter Center assumed leadership of the global Guinea Worm Eradication Program in 1986, about 3.5 million human cases occurred annually in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Learn more »

Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Awards The Carter Center Grant for Advancing Mental Health in Georgia

In response to the growing mental health crisis in America, the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation has made the first round of grants from its new Mental Health & Well-Being giving area, totaling more than $5 million. The portfolio of 15 grants will help the foundation discover where philanthropy can be most impactful and assist in shaping its future Mental Health & Well-Being strategy. Learn more »

New Carter Center Report on Advancing Peace Through Health in Mali

New Carter Center Report on Advancing Peace Through Health in Mali Learn more »

Carter Center Condemns Violent Assault on Brazil’s Democratic Institutions

The Carter Center condemns today’s violent assault on the offices of Brazil’s three constitutional powers: the executive, legislative, and judicial branches, which provide the foundation of the country’s democracy. Learn more »

Latin America Advisor: Jennie Lincoln: 2023 Will Bring ‘More Challenges of Polarized Politics’ to Latin America

Carter Center's Jennie Lincoln, senior advisor for Latin America and the Caribbean, shares her thoughts on what 2023 has in store for Latin America. Learn more »

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