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17:30 - 19:00 29 September 2010

Smallpox Eradication: Stories within the Story


5th-Floor Lecture Room | Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL (link Map)
183 Euston Road | London | NW1 2BE | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr. William H. Foege, MD, MPH, Senior Fellow, Global Health Program, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Dr. William H Foege is an epidemiologist who worked in the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in the 1970s. Dr. Foege became Chief of the CDC Smallpox Eradication Program, and was appointed Director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in 1977. He attended Pacific Lutheran University, received his medical degree from the University of Washington, and his Master’s in Public Health from Harvard University. Dr. Foege has championed many issues, but child survival and development, injury prevention, population, preventive medicine, and public health leadership are of special interest, particularly in the developing world.

Part of a lecture series in which senior managerial and field personnel involved in the smallpox eradication programme of the 1970s present their own views of that historic campaign. Show-casing the participants' perspective, this series offers original insights into one of the greatest public health achievements of the twentieth century.


Sally Bragg
+44 (0)20 7679 8103 | s.bragg@ucl.ac.uk


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