Followupfilter to this 2004 post
about Guinea Worm disease, which mentioned the campaign of Georgia's best ex-governor and his foundation
to eradicate it. They're almost there
. Not that JC and friends are the only players, but they've certainly been major ones. "The few remaining cases exist in off-the-map places. In many sites, the Carter Center is the only outside presence — no other international or Sudanese organizations have set up shop. Even a government presence is rare." Yet another reason, if you needed another, to hope the Southern Sudan independence referendum (^
) on Jan. 9 goes down without violence and does have the effect of preventing more north-south warfare in Sudan.
posted by jfuller to MetaFilter-Related at 3:20 PM (5 comments total)