MORRIS, LEO AND JANE

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Video

Date

2006-01-13

Description

Leo Morris describes the smallpox program in Brazil and the eradication of the disease. Jane Morris relates some of the challenges of life abroad. Leo, was already employed with CDC, and helped interview and train the initial group that went to West Africa. He served as a statistician for the Smallpox Eradication Program in Brazil, which was the only endemic area for smallpox in the Americas. Leo helped develop a smallpox reporting system and surveillance, as well as an evaluation program for the smallpox vaccination campaign. After his time in Brazil, Leo continued his work with surveys and evaluation techniques in the area of reproductive health.

Citation

Chillag, Kata (Interviewer); CDC; Anthropologist and Morris, Leo (Interviewee); CDC; Statistician/Surveillance Officer, “MORRIS, LEO AND JANE ,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed September 28, 2021, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/3496.