President Jimmy Carter

Former US President Jimmy Carter talks to Vision about the valuable friendships he has made in the UAE over his career, as well as his philanthropic efforts to fight tropical diseases

Jimmy Carter famously started off life as a peanut farmer in rural Georgia, before ascending rapidly up the ranks of politics and defeating Gerald Ford to become the 39th President of the United States. After his presidency ended, Carter concentrated intently on philanthropic causes, creating the Carter Center alongside his wife Rosalynn that had the ultimate aim of alleviating human suffering. 

President Carter was recently a guest of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai at the 2015 Dubai World Cup. He spoke to Vision about the strong friendships he has made in the UAE, and how their help is assisting the Carter Center with tackling tropical diseases head-on.