During smallpox eradication efforts of the 1970s, many people were displaced because to the lack of food, work, or as a result of flooding. In the hope of finding food and work, these displaced residents moved to the cities, were they constructed makeshift temporary living facilities. Given the circumstances, maintenance of proper hygienically-sound surroundings was at best, difficult, making it easier for diseases to spread, and fester. This image was part of a series provided by Dr. Stan Foster, and captured by Pierre Claquin, M.D., B.A.C., who at the time was a member of the World Health Organization's Smallpox Eradication Program. It was one of a series entitled 'The Story of One Smallpox Jeep', which depicted the travails faced by the jeep, and its occupants of public health practitioners, as they road through the Bangladesh countryside in an attempt to eradicate smallpox from the country.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
November 2, 2012