Saturday, April 18, 2009

4 executive briefings on health programs at The Carter Center

Dr. Donald Hopkins, VP of Health Programs: emphasized the Center's mission to focus on diseases that others have forgotten or ignored.

Dr. Frank Richards, Director of River Blindness program: the black flies that carry the disease are being addressed with river abate.

Dr. Ernesto Ruiz-Tiben, Director of Guinea Worm Eradication program: we're in the final stages of complete elimination. (We have a water filter pipe they use)

Dr. Thomas Bornemann, Director of Mental Health program: the biggest development is a new law that gives mental disease “parity” with physical diseases in the areas of treatment and insurance coverage.

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