These were local smallpox eradication team members who'd been seated as they were discussing findings and their progress. The man seated in front wearing glasses, was one of the best district leaders in the war against this dreaded disease. Dr. Stanley Foster, a former E.I.S. officer, remembers him as being highly dedicated, and an overall wonderful human being. Local residents who became resident vaccinators, 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 4, 2012
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