Guinea Worm Disease

Here is the Guinea Worm Movie, and for more information and additional links, click here.

Minor Africa Story hidden below the fold.

A small Jimmy Carter story: A friend of mine got a job, while in his first or second year of graduate school, as in intern for the State Department. Since he was studying Africa, he got sent to Uganda where, one would think, an inexperienced intern would be at the bottom of the pecking order.

And he was at the bottom of the pecking order, but he was also at the top. For whatever reason, the Ambassador and all the other people who were under the Ambassador were gone at one point. I do not recall the reasons for this. But somehow, when Jimmy Carter and Roselyn Carter showed up one day to do a tour of Guinea worm projects, my friend was in effect the only person minding the store, so he got to spend a nice two or three days afield with the former president and first lady.