May 15, 2006
Today the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation announced that the Carter Center will receive the 2006 Gates Award for Global Health, which carries with it a $1 million prize. A press release notes some of the Carter Centerâ€™s laudable achievements:
- Reducing Guinea worm disease by 99.5%
- Delivering more than 75 million treatments for river blindness
- Establishing more than 4,000 community-based programs for trachoma, the largest preventable cause of blindness
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