The Carter Center, based in Atlanta, Georgia, was founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter, in partnership with Emory University.
Beginning with the Center's leadership of the international Guinea worm eradication campaign since 1986, the Center has pioneered neglected disease eradication and elimination by targeting river blindness, lymphatic filariasis, blinding trachoma, and malaria (the latter on the island of Hispaniola). The International Task Force for Disease Eradication is housed at The Carter Center.
The Center uses evidence-based practices to carefully evaluate whether its interventions are significantly reducing the burden of disease. In conjunction with ministries of health and other partner organizations, The Carter Center conducts rigorous annual peer reviews and evaluations of its five infectious disease health programs. Visit cartercenter.org for more information.