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Live Conversations Webcast Jan. 19 on Silent Tsunami of Preventable Diseases

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ATLANTA....On any given day, more people in developing countries die from preventable diseases than all those killed in the Asian tsunami of late 2004. "The Silent Tsunami of Preventable Diseases," the third installment in this season's Conversations at The Carter Center, will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., and webcast live on This free event will feature health experts from The Carter Center and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention who will discuss solutions to ridding the world of preventable disease. (Note: RealPlayer is required to view the live webcast. Download at right.)

Dr. Donald Hopkins, associate executive director of the Carter Center's health programs, will lead an exploration of solutions to alleviating debilitating diseases such as Guinea worm, trachoma, lymphatic filariasis, and river blindness. He will be joined by Dr. Paul Emerson, technical director for the Center's trachoma program. Dr. David Addis, medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, will also join the panel. Learn more about the Carter Center's health programs.

Video clips will be shown for "Rx for Survival," a public health television series shown on Georgia Public Broadcasting and PBS stations nationwide in November 2005. The event will include a question-and-answer period for the public and the media, and questions may be submitted to panelists in advance by clicking here.

Admission is on a first-come, first-seated basis, and audience members are encouraged to arrive early to ensure seating. The event will be held at the Carter Center's Ivan Allen Pavilion. Click here for directions or call 404-420-3804. Additional parking will be available at the nearby King Center, 449 Auburn Avenue, NE, with shuttle buses to The Carter Center (call 404-526-8900 for directions). Carter Center T-shirts will be distributed to the audience (as supplies last).

Conversations at The Carter Center is an annual series of evening programs designed to increase public awareness on issues of national and global importance as they relate to the Center's work. Distinguished panels consisting of Carter Center experts and special guests make presentations followed by question-and-answer periods with the audience.

In addition to the live webcast, the Carter Center's media partners -- Comcast (, 90.1FM WABE (, GPB Radio (, and Atlanta Interfaith Broadcasters ( -- will air "The Silent Tsunami of Preventable Diseases" at later dates. Please check their Web sites for listening and viewing schedules.

The final "Conversations" (see below), set for Thursday, April 27, 2006, will also be webcast live at

Watch archived webcasts from the 2005-2006 series and learn more about the final "Conversations at the Carter Center" for this season.

Final Event: 2005-2006 Conversations at The Carter Center

Global Equity-Global Security
Thursday, April 27, 2006
7-8:30 p.m.

President Carter said in his 2002 Nobel Peace Prize lecture, "The most serious and universal problem is the growing chasm between the richest and poorest people on earth, and the results of this disparity are the root causes of most of the world's unresolved problems." The Carter Center's Global Development Initiative aims to help nations achieve stronger economies and greater social equity. This effort fosters human security by promoting human rights and human development. Program Director Ed Cain will be joined by noted world experts who will discuss how giving people hope for a more secure future is within our grasp.


Located at 453 Freedom Parkway, The Carter Center was founded in 1982 by former US President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn, in partnership with Emory University, to advance peace and health worldwide. A not-for-profit, nongovernmental organization, the Center has helped to improve life for people in more than 65 countries by resolving conflicts; advancing democracy, human rights, and economic opportunity; preventing diseases; improving mental health care; and teaching farmers to increase crop production. Please visit to learn more about The Carter Center. Free admission. No tickets or reservations required. First-come, first-seated.

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