This photograph, showed a mechanic at work repairing a motor scooter located at the E.I.S., and public health personnel headquarters known as 'Smallpox Zero'. This image was part of a series 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. Provided by former E.I.S. officer, Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H., it was one of a series entitled 'The Story of One Smallpox Jeep', depicting 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. Modes of transport included walking, country boats, motorboats, launches, trains, all terrain vehicles, buses, and as evidenced here, motor scooters.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
November 2, 2012