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1971 Ethiopia. DA Henderson, AJ Hajian, K Weithaler, C de Quadros

Photo credit: Gene Bartley
Source: Gene Bartley


August. Planning meeting at the beginning of the smallpox eradication programme in Ethiopia in 1971. Initiation of the programme was delayed in large part because of the extensive costly commitment to malaria eradication. The government was advised by the US malaria program adviser and his national counterpart to refuse to discuss smallpox eradication with WHO.

Left to right: DA Henderson, WHO program chief; Ahmad J Hajian, EMRO regional adviser; Kurt Weithaler, WHO adviser; Ciro de Quadros, WHO chief medical officer.