The Carter Center

Guided by the vision of Carter Center founders Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter, the Center is a recognized leader in the global fight against neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) and advancing mental health. Pioneering work in disease eradication and elimination, strong partnerships, and measured impact have characterized the Center’s work for more than 30 years. In 1986, the Center launched its first neglected tropical disease program—the effort to make Guinea worm the second human disease to be eradicated, after smallpox. Since then, Center health programs have worked in more than 30 countries, with a focus today on five NTDs (Guinea worm, river blindness, trachoma, lymphatic filariasis, schistosomiasis) and malaria in more than a dozen countries. The Center’s Mental Health Program advances mental health and decreases stigma in the U.S. and globally.