The Countdown to Zero free mobile application keeps users up to date on the Carter Center's effort to eradicate Guinea worm disease with the latest statistics, headlines, and information.
How widespread is the problem? In 1986, Guinea worm disease afflicted an estimated 3.5 million people a year in 21 countries in Africa and Asia. Today, thanks to the work of The Carter Center and its partners — including the countries themselves — the incidence of Guinea worm has been reduced by more than 99.9 percent to 25 cases in 2016.
"As we near the finish line in this eradication campaign, The Carter Center and its partners remain committed to ending the devastating suffering caused by Guinea worm disease, recognizing that the final cases of any eradication campaign are the most challenging and most expensive to wipe out," said former U.S. President Jimmy Carter.
The end is in sight. Download this free app to track progress toward eradication, see photos from the field, and learn more about this debilitating parasitic disease.
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Learn more about the Carter Center Guinea Worm Eradication Program: https://www.cartercenter.org/guineaworm
View worldwide case totals: https://www.cartercenter.org/health/guinea_worm/case-totals.html