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Betty Roy relates how she met Jean Roy (Operations Officer in Dahomey) while she was working abroad for the State Department in Dahomey (Benin) and became introduced to the work of public health and the Smallpox Eradication Program. Betty tells of Jean's work in smallpox surveillance and living in Atlanta and Dakar, Senegal and Jean's career working in immunization programs for CDC until 1998 when they moved to Geneva, where Jean now works for the International Federation of the Red Cross on malaria in Africa. Betty reflects, "I'll have to say...that because of smallpox, I guess I've had a very exciting life."
Drew, Diane (Interviewer); CDC; Nurse and Roy, Betty (Interviewee); CDC; Wife of Operations Officer, “ROY, BETTY ,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed September 19, 2021, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/3500.