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By Guest Author On Monday, June 27th, 2016
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Eye Tests for School-Aged Children: The Importance of Monitoring Vision Development

Recent studies conducted by the College of Optometrists and Blind Children UK have revealed that a worrying number of children aren’t having their eyes tested, despite recommendations. With a number of potential More...

By Brandon Jones On Sunday, September 1st, 2013
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Dr. Donald Hopkins talks river blindness, ending tropical diseases and Katrina Starzhynskaya discusses lyme disease

AUGUST 31 Our guests include: Dr. Donald Hopkins, Vice-President, Health Programs with the Carter Center in Atlanta to discuss some of   the work and achievements the Center has done in the field of tropical More...

By Robert On Thursday, August 29th, 2013
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River blindness, Guinea worm disease and more: The work and accomplishments of the Carter Center

The Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia, founded by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, is guided by a fundamental commitment to human rights and the alleviation of human suffering; More...

By Robert On Monday, July 29th, 2013
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Former President Jimmy Carter congratulates Colombia as first in the Americas to eliminate river blindness

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter today congratulated President Juan Manuel Santos and the people of Colombia for becoming the first of six countries in the Americas to eliminate river blindness, according to a More...

By Robert On Tuesday, July 9th, 2013
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Carter Center says it will work to eliminate river blindness in 10 countries in Africa and Latin America

The Carter Center announced today that it will no longer only control river blindness, but instead it will work with ministries of health to eliminate it in all 10 countries in Africa and Latin America in the areas More...

By Robert On Friday, March 1st, 2013
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Emily Blunt and Priyanka Chopra among celebrities who joined END7 campaign VIDEO

In a new video released Tuesday, six international artists call upon their fans to support the END7 campaign, an international advocacy campaign that seeks to raise the awareness and funding necessary to control More...

By Robert On Thursday, November 1st, 2012
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CDC Foundation honors former US President Jimmy Carter

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter received the 2012 CDC Foundation Hero Award at a ceremony Oct. 18 at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC Foundation is honoring President Carter for three More...


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