Themed Lecture Series: Second Term 2006/2007 Wellcome Trust Centre for the History of Medicine at UCL London, UK

Histories of the Global Eradication of Smallpox Organiser: Dr Sanjoy Bhattacharya

Senior managerial and field personnel involved in the smallpox eradication programme of the 1970s will present their own views of that historic campaign. By showcasing the participants’ perspective, this series will offer original insights into one of the greatest public health achievements of the twentieth century as it unfolded across the globe.


Wednesdays 210 Euston Road 1.00 — 2.30 pm London NW1 2BE

28 March Dr. Larry Brilliant (Executive Director, Google Foundation and, USA). How we Eradicated Smallpox from India

04 April Dr. Claudio do Amaral (Poliomyelitis National Eradication Programme Director & Smallpox Eradication Programme Director, Brazil) Brazil´s Smallpox Eradication Programme, its consequences and further developments

Wednesdays 183 Euston Road 1.00 — 2.30 pm London NW1 2BE

25 April Dr Isao Arita (Chairman, Agency for Cooperation in International Health, Japan) The successful eradication of smallpox and the prospects for disease eradication efforts in the 21st century

02 May Dr Ciro A de Quadros (President & CEO, and Director of International Programs, Albert B Sabin Vaccine Institute (SVI), Washington DC, USA) The Last Challenge: The Horn of Africa

30 May Professor Donald A Henderson (Professor of Medicine and Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, and Resident Scholar, Center for Biosecurity, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, USA) The Global Eradication of Smallpox: Historical perspectives and future Prospects

Registration not required

For further information, contact Dr Bhattacharya, <mailto:[email protected]> [email protected]