Former US President hospitalised

Former US President Jimmy Carter was hospitalised for a procedure to relieve pressure on his brain, caused by bleeding due to his recent falls, a statement said. The statement issued by the Carter Center said that the 95-year-old was admitted to the Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Monday evening, Xinhua news agency reported.

Carter, who won a Nobel Peace Prize in 2002, is notably active and is expected to participate in a house construction project for underprivileged people in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity in Nashville, Tennessee.

From the Carter Center, he has been involved in the observation of elections, human rights and public health around the world.