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Waging peace, fighting disease, and building hope worldwide since 1982.
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Striking Out Disease in Hispaniola

Lymphatic filariasis, a disfiguring disease that can cause permanent damage, is no longer common in the Dominican Republic. Through the administration of donated drugs as part of the Carter Center’s Hispaniola Initiative, children on the island have a greater chance of a brighter future. http://bit.ly/2CCLQw6
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Uganda has announced it has freed two new regions from river blindness. Nearly 1.5 million people in total are now free of the disease. The Center has worked with Uganda’s Ministry of Health and our partners since 1996 to stop river blindness in Uganda. http://bit.ly/2BbXz9z
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Carter Center & Human Rights Defenders Urge U.S. Senators for Action

The Carter Center & human rights defenders met with U.S. Senator Bob Corker, Bernie Sanders, Jeanne Shaheen, and Elizabeth Warren this week to urge them to address the disturbing erosion of human rights across the globe. #humanrights http://bit.ly/2OncOz1
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Community volunteers such as Kate Orji work hard to help Nigerians treat neglected diseases such as river blindness and lymphatic filariasis. Read about her inspiring work. #BeatNTDs http://bit.ly/2L9sVC9
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Carter Center-supported health workers, like Maria Fernanda, knock on doors in rural communities of the Dominican Republic to provide information about lymphatic filariasis, a disabling mosquito-borne disease, and the medicines to prevent it.
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Watch the Human Rights Defenders Forum on July 24

More than 60 activists, peacemakers, and community leaders from 36 countries will come together July 21-24 for the Carter Center’s annual Human Rights Defenders Forum to discuss “Restoring Faith in Freedom.” Find out how to watch and how to participate on social media. #FaithinFreedom

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Join our Legacy Circle

Make a sustaining impact on the Carter Center's health and peace work. Learn more. http://bit.ly/2JlDUCW
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Meet Magdalena Leon, an information liaison for the Carter Center's Global Access to Information Program who travels her community in Guatemala to help women access government information to improve their lives.
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