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Jean Roy served as a Public Health Advisor in Dahomey, now known as Benin, which had the second highest incidence of smallpox in the world at that time. Jean describes early lessons learned from his work in the Peace Corps in Cameroon and how it led him to a job with the Smallpox Eradication Program at CDC. Jean talks about the role of fetisheurs and smallpox gods in Benin and getting the program started there, as well as the importance of logistics, management, and local context. "All of it is about management. Good management."
Harden, Victoria (Interviewer) and Roy, Jeannel (Interviewee); CDC, “ROY, JEAN ,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed October 7, 2022, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/3523.