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Acknowledgments: The authors thank Renn McClintic-Doyle, Lauri Hudson-Davis, and Shandal Sullivan for assistance in preparing this manuscript. We also acknowledge the contribution of the national coordinators, village-based volunteers, other health workers in the disease-endemic countries, and other staff of The Carter Center, the WHO Collaborating Center for Research, Training, and Eradication of Dracunculiasis at the CDC, WHO, and UNICEF to these significant accomplishments. We are grateful to Health and Development International for its support of interventions in a number of endemic countries. We publish this paper in memory of Dr. Robert L. Kaiser.
Financial support: During 2007–2008, The Carter Center’s work to eradicate Guinea worm disease has been made possible by financial and in-kind contributions from BASF Corporation, The Boston Foundation, The Howard G. Buffet Foundation, Canadian International Development Agency, Carani Charitable Foundation, Chevron Corporation, Christian Church Foundation, Inc., The Crawford Family Foundation, Delta Medical Supplies, Early College High School, The Franklin Mint, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Global Aero Logistics, Global Spectrum Inc., Google, Conrad N. Hilton Foundation, John C. and Karyl Kay Hughes Foundation, The John P. Hussman Foundation, Inc., Government of Japan, Johnson & Johnson, The Kendeda Fund, The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development, The AG Leventis Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. Mac-Arthur Foundation, National Christian Charitable Foundation, Inc., Government of Norway, The Next Generation Fund of the Hugh J. Andersen Foundation, The Osprey Foundation of Maryland, The P Twenty-One Foundation, Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet, The Saudi Fund for Development, St. John Student Parish, Thornton Avenue Baptist Church, Trinity Christian College, US Agency for International Development, UNICEF, Vestergaard Frandsen, YKK Corporation, and many generous individuals.
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