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Dr. Wlliiam Foege served in the smallpox program in Nigeria, first as a missionary and then a staff member. The highlight of his oral history is the description of the origin and utilization of the surveillance/containment management of outbreaks. He also discusses experiences during the Biafran conflict and other anecdotes. Bill subsequently was assigned by CDC to assist the WHO in its work with the Government of India reorienting the approach to eradication in that country. He was Director of CDC from 1977-83 and is currently a Senior Fellow at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Harden, Victoria (Interviewer) and Foege, Bill (Interviewee); CDC, “FOEGE, WILLIAM H. ,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed February 24, 2020, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/3516.