The Carter Center is an organization that works tirelessly to change the world. Started by President Jimmy Carter and his wife Rosalynn, its mission is to advance "human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering" and to create "a world in which every man, woman, and child has the opportunity to enjoy good health and live in peace."
"We believe good health is a basic human right, especially among poor people afflicted with disease who are isolated, forgotten, ignored, and often without hope." Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter (and Nobel Peace Prize winner)
The Carter Center has an extensive set of health programs. It is because of this organization that guinea worm disease is decreasing and will be eradicated. But they do so much more.
- They work to eradicate river blindness, trachoma, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis, and malaria.
- They sponsor public health training in Ehiopia
- In the US, they are leaders in mental health awareness
- The Agricultural program helps farmers in Africa to increase crop production.
Visit the Carter Center site to find out more about them and volunteer opportunities.