The Carters’ Lasting Legacy of Advancing Global Health Equity

President and Mrs. Carter give a long-lasting insecticidal bed net, which prevents malaria, to Mrs. Hlmenlike, who hosted the Carters in her home during their tour of the Center’s health work in the remote village of Afeta in southwest Ethiopia. (Photo: The Carter Center)

The Carter Center video below showcases Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter’s instrumental work over decades to greatly advance global health and human rights. Motivated by the core belief that quality healthcare is a fundamental human right, the Carters helped build an organization that has aided millions suffering from neglected diseases and created long-term solutions centered on empowering local communities.

Through the Carter Center’s grassroots approach and relentless efforts, spearheaded by the Carters’ hands-on leadership, diseases like Guinea worm disease have been almost eradicated. Additionally, the organization has directly supported hundreds of thousands of sight-restoring surgeries and distributed enormous amounts of vital medication.

The Carters’ unprecedented accomplishments in fields from infectious disease control to mental health have saved and improved innumerable lives worldwide. Their enduring optimism and vision compel global leaders to continue fighting overlooked health crises. As the video conveys, the Carter Center’s dedication to carrying on the Carters’ legacy promises that more diseases can and will be conquered.

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