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Dracunculiasis

The World's Youngest Country and a Very Old Disease: South Sudan Proves Guinea Worm Can Be Defeated With Return to Peace

Dr. Donald R. Hopkins | Posted 03.18.2014 | Impact
Dr. Donald R. Hopkins

This past year, the national program reported a 99-percent reduction in cases since 2006. In the history of the campaign, this is the greatest reduction of cases in just seven years and is a demonstration of what South Sudan can do with sustained peace when it puts its mind to it.