Jimmy Carter Critiques National Geographic’s Blindness Story
“Your article was fascinating ... but it did not tell the whole story,” writes the 39th United States president, who aims to eliminate river blindness.
Our September 2016 article “ Why There’s New Hope About Ending Blindness” examined some of the largest, most stubborn causes of blindness—untreatable retinal issues and a treatable but neglected epidemic of cataracts in the developing world. In our graphics we noted other causes, which are also part of the story of global blindness. Below is a letter from President Jimmy Carter sent to National Geographic on behalf of the Carter Center, which is striving to eliminate onchocerciasis, another cause of blindness.
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