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Mark LaPointe served as an Operations Officer in Gabon and Mali. Mark highlights the measles aspect of the smallpox eradiction/measles control program, working with French medical structure such as Endemic Disease Service and other French institutions, seasonality, nomads, and a coup in Mali. Mark reflects on management strategies, lack of change at the village level after 40 years, today's burden of technology while working in the field, and comments on the changed political situation of many countries where the smallpox program once worked.
Drew, Diane (Interviewer); CDC; Nurse and LaPointe, Mark (Interviewee); CDC; Operations Officer, “LAPOINTE, MARK,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed October 2, 2023, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/3491.