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Ilze Henderson, wife of Rafe Henderson who served as Deputy Director of Regional Office, in Nigeria. Ilze tells of immigrating from Latvia to the United States and meeting her husband, Rafe, during college and moving to Lagos, Nigeria shortly after they married. Ilze went with Rafe on assignment to India, and then back to Nigeria. Ilze speaks of the Biafra War in Nigeria, traveling with her husband on assessment surveys, adjusting to life as an expatriate, Rafe's later career with CDC and WHO, and life and hobbies since the years spent working on smallpox eradication.


Decker, Alicia (Interviewer); Emory University; Graduate Student and Henderson, Ilze (Interviewee); CDC; Wife of Deputy Director of Regional Office, “HENDERSON, ILZE,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed July 22, 2024, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/3506.