ZERO SMALLPOX

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Video

Date

1979

Description

A recording of a panel by CDC staff in 1979 to commemorate the attainment of the goal of "Zero Smallpox". With an introduction by Bill Foege, panel members recount the "unsung heroes" of the Smallpox Eradication Program in West Africa, Brazil, and Southeast Asia. Don Hopkins, Mike Lane, Don Millar, Gordon Robbins, Bob Baldwin, Leo Morris, Don Francis, Stan Music, and Jason Weisfeld each share personal stories about the impact of their local counterparts, cultural traditions, the French Endemic Disease Service, the role of smallpox god worship, the individuals who suffered from smallpox, and the exceptional individuals who rose to the occasion to eradicate the disease and without whom the goal of "Zero Smallpox" would not have been realized.

Citation

“ZERO SMALLPOX,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed August 15, 2018, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/2985.