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Acknowledgments: We gratefully acknowledge the assistance of Renn McClintic-Doyle and Shandal Sullivan in preparing this manuscript. We also acknowledge the contributions of the national coordinators, village-based volunteers, other health workers in the disease-endemic countries, and other staff of The Carter Center and the WHO Collaborating Center for Research, Training, and Eradication of Dracunculiasis at CDC, without whose efforts these achievements would not have been possible. We publish this paper in memory of Dr. Robert L. Kaiser.
Financial support: In 2005, The Carter Center’s work to eradicate guinea worm is made possible by financial and in-kind contributions from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, the Canadian International Development Agency, the AG Leventis Foundation, the United States Agency for International Development, CDC, the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries Fund, the Salus Mundi Foundation, Vestergaard Frandsen, BASF Corporation, Mr. and Mrs. Michael D. Ranne, C. M. Gayle, Jr., Dr. W. A. Baldwin, and the governments of Japan, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.
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