Bill Foege, M.D.


Bill Foege worked as a medical officer for smallpox eradication in Africa and India for both WHO and the Centers for Disease Control. He was Director of CDC from 1977 to 1983. He was Executive Director of the Task Force for Child Survival from 1984 until 2000 and concurrently served as the Executive Director of the Carter Center beginning in 1985. He became a Professor of International Health at Emory University in 1997 and is now a Fellow at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

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