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How Are Health Workers Putting An End To Guinea Worms?

Medical worker Abaare Hussein extracts a Guinea worm from a child's leg in Savelugu Village in Ghana in 2007.
Medical worker Abaare Hussein extracts a Guinea worm from a child's leg in Savelugu Village in Ghana in 2007.

Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour Episode Nudge

Professor Richard Thaler returns to the show to talk about how a nudge has essentially eradicated guinea worm disease in Africa.

About Richard Thaler

Thaler studies behavioral economics and finance as well as the psychology of decision-making.

Thaler's 2008 bestseller, Nudge, (co-written with Cass Sunstein) explores how concepts of behavioral economics are used to tackle many of society's major problems.

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