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Former US president Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for dehydration

Former US president Jimmy Carter out of hospital after treatment for dehydration

President Jimmy Carter was back on Winnipeg's Habitat for Humanity build site just hours after being discharged from St. Boniface General Hospital Friday morning.

His foundation said Mr. Carter was able to attend the 8 a.m. devotional session with the building team on Friday.

Mr Carter had joined Habitat as the organisation builds 150 homes for people in need in Canada to celebrate the country's 150th anniversary. Carter was treated for dehydration while volunteering with Habitat for Humanity.

Representatives for Mr Carter and Habitat for Humanity said on Thursday that the 92-year-old had become dehydrated while volunteering at a home-building project in Winnipeg, Canada, and was taken to hospital for rehydration as a precaution.

In a statement The Carter Center said "he and Mrs. Carter extend their appreciation for the many well-wishes he received worldwide".

"President Carter has been working hard all week". Since 1984, the couple have built or renovated more than 4,000 Habitat homes, the group's website states.

The Carters arrived in Canada this week to build or fix as many as 100 homes across Canada in four days, ending Friday, the organization said.

Carter, who served as president from 1977 to 1981, was in Edmonton earlier this week helping Habitat, which builds affordable housing for low-income earners.

Carter, whose family has a history of cancer, disclosed in August 2015 that he had been diagnosed with a form of skin cancer known as melanoma, that had spread to his brain and elsewhere and had been spotted during liver surgery.