D. A. Henderson, MD, MPH

(1928 – 2016)

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Dr. D. A. Henderson, served for 10 years as the Director of the World Health Organization’s global smallpox eradication campaign. Smallpox, a lethal and contagious disease, killed more than 300 million people during the 20th century, but not one since 1980. Smallpox is the only human disease eradicated, and no single individual played a more important role in the eradication program--an effort many consider to be one of the greatest accomplishments of the human race. This website features video and audio interviews with Dr. Henderson conducted between 2006–2013.

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