The Commission has met nine times since its establishment in 1995. As of 6 December 2013, WHO certifies197 countries and territories, including 185 WHO Member States, as free of dracunculiasis transmission. These certified countries were endemic at the start of the eradication programme: Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d’Ivoire, India, Niger, Nigeria, Mauritania, Pakistan, Senegal, Togo, Uganda and Yemen.
GW in the news!
02 May 2014 | Geneva
A bilingual informative brochure providing a snapshot of progress in eradicating dracunculiasis
Guinea-worm disease Eradication: historic opportunity, new challenges, steadfast resolve [pdf 4.2Mb]