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Grant is Closed

Jun 2015 - Nov 2021

Guinea Worm Eradication Programme

$20,000,000 Grant Value

To support the Carter Center, the World Health Organisation and country programmes in their efforts to eradicate Guinea Worm Disease (Dracunculiasis) worldwide. If successful, this will be the second infectious disease ever eradicated, after smallpox.




  • The Carter Center -

  • World Health Organization -

  • The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) -

  • National Guinea Worm or Dracunculiasis Eradication Programmes in Chad, Ethiopia, Mali, and South Sudan -


  • UK Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office -

  • Alwaleed Philanthropies -

  • ELMA Philanthropies -

  • Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation -