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Published on Aug 2, 2010
People in La Bomba barrio, a subdistrict of Dajabón, Dominican Republic, are battling malaria with education and bed nets, thanks to The Carter Center. The effort is part of the Center's Hispaniola Initative, in partnership with the Dominican Republic and Haiti, to help the two countries and their other partners accelerate the elimination of two devastating mosquito-borne infections—malaria and lymphatic filariasis—from Hispaniola.
Founded in 1982 by former U.S. President Jimmy Carter and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter in partnership with Emory University, The Carter Center is committed to advancing human rights and alleviating unnecessary human suffering. The Center wages peace, fights disease, and builds hope worldwide.