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Guinea worm wrap-up ; # 239, March 25, 2016
  • Published Date:
    March 25, 2016
  • Language:
    English
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  • Corporate Authors:
    WHO Collaborating Center for Research, Training and Eradication of Dracunculiasis. ; Emory University. Carter Center ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.)
  • Conference Authors:
    International Review Meeting of Guinea Worm Eradication Program Managers (20th : 2016 : Atlanta, GA)
  • Description:
    The 20th International Review Meeting of Guinea Worm Eradication Program Managers met at The Carter Center in Atlanta on March 9-11 to review progress achieved in 2015 and discuss plans to stop transmission of Guinea worm disease (GWD) worldwide in 2016. Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, the Minister of Health of South Sudan Dr. Riek Gai Kok, the Minister of Health of Mali Dr. Marie Madeleine Togo, the State Minister of Health of Ethiopia Dr. Kebede Worku Admassu, Dr. Rohingalou Ndoundo (representing the Minister of Health of Chad), and Goodwill Ambassador for Guinea Worm Eradication in Ethiopia Dr. Tebebe Yemane Berhan led over seventy-five participants in the review, which comes at a critical point in the global campaign.

    Data presented by the four endemic countries at the review confirmed that a total of only 22 cases of GWD were reported worldwide in four countries in 2015: Chad (9 cases), Mali (5), South Sudan (5) and Ethiopia (3). This is a reduction of 83% from the 126 cases reported in 2014, while the number of villages reporting cases was reduced by 63%, from 54 to 20, over the same period.

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