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"I am determined to outlive the last Guinea Worm"
December 26, 2010 3:20 PM   Subscribe

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)

Now that I actually see this up, it's clearly too long for the MeTa front page, sorry. Move stuff inside as you wish.
posted by jfuller at 3:22 PM on December 26, 2010


Der Spiegel has a very good three-part article on this I was thinking would make a good FPP. It includes an interview with Jimmy Carter and a photo gallery.
posted by Rumple at 3:26 PM on December 26, 2010


Yeah, seems better suited for the Blue, especially since the original post was so long ago. (Also, I thought we had almost eradicated the Caret Canker.)
posted by Gator at 3:39 PM on December 26, 2010


> Der Spiegel has a very good three-part article on this I was thinking would make a good FPP

Go for it. This post certainly doesn't short-circuit that one.


> I thought we had almost eradicated the Caret Canker

I'll be careful not to pee in the waterhole while I'm a carrier.
posted by jfuller at 4:04 PM on December 26, 2010


Yeah, this is more a make-a-post-to-the-blue situation than something that needs to be in Metatalk, I think.
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:07 PM on December 26, 2010


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