Guinea Worm Eradication

Major Support Provided By About the Fiery Serpent Guinea worm is known as “the fiery serpent” because of the special and often excruciating, burning pain – a pain which develops as the Guinea worm is preparing to emerge through the skin. A year after you drink water...

Guinea Worm – The Disease and its Eradication

Major Support Provided By Guinea worm disease (dracunculiasis) is a grotesque illness. Where it exists, guinea worm can permanently cripple people. Research on Guinea worm disease has been completed and “curative prevention” has brought the number people afflicted...

9 Million Pipe Filters for Sudan

Major Support Provided By Background The civil war in Sudan resulted in so many people not living in households, continually displaced, and without access to even simple water jugs that would allow the standard household filters to be used – filters that protect...

The HDI Guinea Worm Reward

Major Support Provided By A System for Cash Rewards in the Global Eradication Program for Guinea Worm Disease As of October 8, 1993 by Dr. Anders R. Seim Health & Development International (HDI) INTRODUCTION A cash-reward system is being offered to the global...

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