Bill and Melinda Gates foresee eradicating four more in the next 15 years: polio and Guinea worm disease
and, for the other two, perhaps elephantiasis and blinding trachoma.
Infectious diseases doctor Jonathan Darby explains that the person infected with Guinea worm disease
(GWD) most likely drank water that contained the larvae.
Since 1995, the Carter Centre has worked to help reduce cases of Guinea worm disease
in Sudan and South Sudan through its Guinea Worm Eradication Program.
It has also played a remarkable role in the eradication of small pox and guinea worm disease
and has been in the forefront for the eradication of Polio from Pakistan.
Shaikha Lubna added the UAE also joined global efforts to support health initiatives such as the elimination of guinea worm disease
in Africa; the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisations to increase access to immunisation in developing countries; and the Roll Back Malaria programme, an international partnership dedicated to combating the spread of the disease.
A member of the Rotary Club of Rocky Mount, Hughes leads a multi-national Rotary partnership that is helping to eradicate Guinea worm disease
in Ghana and South Sudan through the implementation of clean water projects.
According to The Daily Mail, cases of Guinea worm disease
have fallen by 99 percent from 3.
New commitments from partners will close the funding gap to eradicate Guinea worm disease
and expedite progress toward the 2020 goals of elimination for lymphatic filariasis, blinding trachoma, sleeping sickness and leprosy, and control of soil-transmitted helminthes, schistosomiasis, river blindness, Chagas disease and visceral leishmaniasis.
This funding complements pounds 20 million in funding from DFID, announced last week as part of a pounds 195 million commitment through 2015, targeted at Guinea worm disease
, lymphatic filariasis, river blindness and schistosomiasis, as well as developing new programmes for blinding trachoma, visceral leishmaniasis, research and integrated country approaches.
One of the more remarkable health success stories is the near eradication of guinea worm disease
, a global campaign launched by the U.
When Jimmy Carter made elimination of guinea worm disease
in Africa his main goal in 1986, there were an estimated 3.
Once goals were set, smallpox, guinea worm disease
and yaws were eliminated, virtually on time (1).