FOEGE, WILLIAM H.

Video

Date

August 26, 2016

Description

Bill Foege played a lead role in the global smallpox eradication campaign conducted during the late 1960s and 1970s, which led to the global eradication of smallpox in 1980. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, he was Director of CDC during both the Carter administration and into the first part of the Reagan administration, when AIDS emerged. And in the late 1990s and 2000s he worked with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to expand its global health mission, which has transformed the global fight against many diseases of poverty. In recognition of his achievements in international public health, President Obama awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2012.

Source

Interviewed by Dr. Bess Miller

Citation

“FOEGE, WILLIAM H.,” The Global Health Chronicles, accessed December 12, 2018, https://globalhealthchronicles.org/items/show/6480.