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Guinea Worm Cases Hit All-Time Low - Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Carter Center, WHO, Gates Foundation, and U.K. Government Commit $55 Million Toward Ultimate Eradication Goal

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

ATLANTA -- Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter announced today that cases of Guinea worm disease have reached an all-time low with fewer than 5,000 estimated cases remaining worldwide. To help eliminate the remaining cases, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the United Kingdom Department for International Development (DFID) announced new commitments totaling US$55 million to support the historic Carter Center-led eradication campaign.

To read the full press release, visit the Carter Center web site.

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