White House Author
Walter Hughes, Jr.
Walter Hughes passionately provides clean water to over 250,000 people in communities with the highest incidence of Guinea worm disease in Ghana and South Sudan. He leads a partnership of eighty Rotary Clubs in Switzerland, Ghana, South Sudan, eighteen U.S. states and two Canadian provinces, along with churches. The end of Guinea worm disease in Ghana was celebrated in 2011 due in part to the clean water projects. Now, he wants to fight the disease in South Sudan by obtaining funding for two new Rotary Foundation grants totaling $300,000 of $1.2 million raised since 2006. He is excited about the five new wells for South Sudan which is the start to wiping out the remaining 452 cases in the world. He is an independent missionary and evangelist who shares of the love of Jesus Christ.