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Global Health Histories Seminar 138: 200 million lives saved: Smallpox eradication 40 years on

Tuesday 5 November 2019, 12.00PM

Speaker(s): Dr Namrata Ganneri (University of York, UK & SNDT College of Arts & SCB College of Commerce and Science for Women, Mumbai, India), Mr John F Wickett, World Health Organisation (retired)

In December 1979, an independent, international committee declared the world free of smallpox; an achievement many had considered impossible. This seminar will involve former smallpox eradicators and historians to present a multi-faceted and nuanced view of this eradication, and the socio-cultural contexts that made the eradication dream a reality. We have as our speaker Mr John Wickett, a WHO official (now retired), who worked for the eradication of smallpox, and our own Dr Namrata Ganneri, who has been working on a project focussing on smallpox eradication in India aided by a Commonwealth-Rutherford fellowship. This event will be chaired by our Centre Director, Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya. 

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Location: ARC/014 Alan Maynard Auditorium, University of York, UK

Admission: Free and open to all and broadcast live online.