This image depicted World Health Organization (WHO) epidemiologist Dr. Hari Mehta, along with other eradication team members as they were checking over collected field data.Some of the team members seated with Dr. Mehta were local village residents who'd volunteered to help in the eradication efforts. Local residents, who became resident vaccinators, data collectors, and information announcers, played a profound role in achieving a successful outcome to the eradication program. As locals, they were viewed as familiar, and trusted, and spoke the local dialect, thereby, facilitating enhanced communication with fellow inhabitants.
CDC/ World Health Organization; Stanley O. Foster M.D., M.P.H.
December 2, 2012
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