Global Health Histories Seminar 138
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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