Address correspondence to Donald R. Hopkins, The Carter Center, 453 Freedom Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30307. E-mail:
Authors’ addresses: John B. Rwakimari, National Malaria Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Loudel Road, PO Box 7272, Kampala, Uganda, Telephone: 256 77 461 942, Fax: 256 41 231 603, E-mail:
Acknowledgments: The program is greatly indebted to the late Dr. Gilbert Mpigika (former program manager) and the late John Okidi (former national field coordinator) for hard work, and we salute the brave village volunteers, other community health workers, sub-county supervisors and district coordinators and health teams, some of whom lost their lives in the process, the field commander Den W.O. Ongwen, data manager David Ngira, administrator Paula Turyahikayo, recent program manager Dr. Peter Langi, and all other support staff of the UGWEP. We also acknowledge with gratitude the dedicated support of various staff and country representatives of The Carter Center (especially Elvin Hilyer and Mark Pelletier), the UNICEF country office (especially Kathleen Cravero, Lloyd Donaldson, Bill Fellows, and Sebunya-Kiwa), CDC, and WHO (especially Drs. Josephine Namboze, Alhousseini Maiga, and Ahmed Tayeh), including several consultants (especially the late Larry Dodd and Karl Kappus) and Dr. Anders Seim of HDI, who assisted the program. The authors thank Rosalyn Ajigbeda, Renn McClintic-Doyle, and Shandal Sullivan, who helped prepare the manuscript for publication.
Fianncial support: In 2005, The Carter Center’s work to eradicate Guinea worm was made possible by financial and in-kind contributions from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, Canadian International Development Agency, AG Leventis Foundation, United States Agency for International Development, US Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, OPEC Fund, Salus Mundi Foundation, Vestergaard Frandsen, BASF Corporation, many private donors, and the governments of Japan, Kuwait, Norway, Oman, and Saudi Arabia.
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