This photograph depicted two Bangladesh men in a motorboat whose engine was being repaired by one of the men while he stood alongside the boat. Like motor scooters, the motorboat was very important as a mode of transportation, do to its speed, and maneuverability, and often used by public health personnel when being shuttled from one village to another. This photograph 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 part of a series photographed by former E.I.S. officer, Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H., and 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 11, 2012