Dr. Sergio Bernardes presents project results to President Jimmy Carter and The Carter Center

Dr. Sergio Bernardes reported on CGR’s ongoing project involving locating indigenous populations in the Amazon to The Carter Center, in Atlanta. An overview of the project and project status were presented at the 21st Annual Carter Center River Blindness Elimination Program Review, to President Jimmy Carter, Ms. Carter, Ministers of Health from multiple countries and river blindness experts. CGR is contributing applied remote sensing that directly affects the lives of local populations in the Amazon region, who can only be treated for diseases if their communities can be located. CGR and UGA are helping make river blindness elimination a reality.