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Carter Center: South Sudan has stopped the spread of Guinea worm disease

The Carter Center and Dr. Riek Gai Kok, the minister of health for South Sudan, made a historic announcement Wednesday morning – the African nation has officially stopped the transmission of Guinea worm disease.

For many years, the area that is now the nation of South Sudan was the most Guinea worm-endemic nation in the world. Now South Sudan is enjoying 15 consecutive months with zero Guinea worm cases.

“Class of ‘65”: The moral guts of a bullied middle child

On March 31 at the Carter Center, Greg Wittkamper will recount the reconciliation with his high school classmates in Americus who bullied and nearly killed him for living in a mixed-race community that gave rise to Habitat for Humanity.

The story forms “Class of ’65: A Student, a Divided Town, and the Long Road to Forgiveness” by noted Atlanta author Jim Auchmutey, scheduled for release next month.

The future of the world — according to former Vice President Al Gore

By Maria Saporta

Trying to follow Al Gore as he speaks is like trying to drink water from a fire hose.

The former vice president is a fountain of knowledge and ideas, stimulating thought and concern as he weaves a tale of the future.

Gore was in Atlanta Friday evening at the Carter Center to talk about his most recent book: “The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change.”

Former President JImmy Carter and his grandson, Georgia State Sen. Jason Carter (Credit

Jimmy Carter, Jason Carter inspired by matriarchs and family values

The two men, connected by a last name and DNA, separated by two generations and different dreams, together reflected on the forces that have driven their family.

Driven Jimmy Carter past national vilification for his presidential failures, driven him into the humanitarian work that has changed the world, and driven his grandson to appreciate the example set by the older generations – especially the women behind the men.