Photos: Eliminating river blindness

James Waya, 67, lives in North Liwa Village, Uganda. Waya suffers from leopard skin, which affects many people with river blindness. Thanks to The Carter Center and its partners, including the national river blindness program, James has been receiving ivermectin treatment for more than seven years and no longer experiences the intense itching and other ill effects associated with the disease. <!-- -->
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James Waya, 67, lives in North Liwa Village, Uganda. Waya suffers from leopard skin, which affects many people with river blindness. Thanks to The Carter Center and its partners, including the national river blindness program, James has been receiving ivermectin treatment for more than seven years and no longer experiences the intense itching and other ill effects associated with the disease.