Former US President Jimmy Carter Hospitalised

Former US president Jimmy Carter has been hospitalised for a procedure to relieve brain pressure after recent falls, according to his organisation.

It was learned that Carter, 95, who was hospitalised on Monday, spent three days in hospital last month after suffering a pelvic fracture.

According to reports, the former president had injured his head, three weeks ago, in a fall at home.

The Carter Center said in a statement that he was taken to Emory University Hospital “for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain.” The Center said that this would take place on Tuesday morning.

“President Carter is resting comfortably, and his wife, Rosalynn, is with him,” it said.

In office from 1977 to 1981, Carter placed a commitment to human rights and social justice at the core of his presidency.

He enjoyed a strong first two years, which included brokering a peace deal between Israel and Egypt dubbed the Camp David Accords.

But his administration hit numerous snags — the most serious being the Iran hostage crisis and the disastrous failed attempt to rescue the 52 captive Americans in 1980.

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