ID#: 8225
This 2004 image shows a Ghanaian villager holding a filter cloth, which had been provided by The Carter Center as part of its Guinea Worm, Dracunculus medinensis, Eradication Program. Guinea worm disease (GWD) is contracted when stagnant water, contaminated with microscopic copepods, or water fleas, carrying infective larvae, is consumed. If a person filters the drinking water through a household filter, as the one pictured here, they will remove the water fleas that carry the infective Guinea worm larvae. In 2001, the Carter Center's Guinea Worm Eradication Program, and partners such as Health and Development International, the Hydro Polymers of Norsk Hydro, and Norwegian Church Aid, spearheaded the Sudan Pipe Filter Project. The project manufactured for distribution more than 9.3 million Guinea worm pipe filters to every man, woman, and child at risk for the disease in Sudan.
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Content Provider(s): CDC/ The Carter Center
Creation Date: 2004
Photo Credit: E. Staub
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