Eradicating Smallpox in Ethiopia: Peace Corps Volunteers’ Accounts of Their Adventures, Challenges and Achievements
Editors: Gene L. Bartley (Ethiopia 1970-72, 1974-76), John Scott Porterfield (Ethiopia 1971-73), Alan Schnur (Ethiopia 1971-73), James W. Skelton, Jr. (Ethiopia 1970-72)
Peace Corps Writers
November 26, 2019
$ 19.95 (paperback)
This book contains a wide variety of unique and perceptive stories about the experiences of the Peace Corps Volunteers who worked in the Smallpox Eradication Program (SEP) in Ethiopia between 1970 and 1975. There are 21 chapters, written by 15 former PCVs, Dr. D. A. Henderson, the Director of the World Health Organization’s (WHO) Global SEP, and Dr. Ciro de Quadros, WHO Epidemiologist in charge of field operations in Ethiopia.
All of the stories provide insights into the personal, practical and technical aspects of the work. The PCVs’ stories include vivid, first-hand descriptions of the living and working conditions in Ethiopia during the implementation of the SEP.
The reader is given an insider’s view and understanding of what the PCVs were experiencing, accomplishing and thinking during the days when Ethiopia was reporting more smallpox cases than any other country in the world. Many of the authors also include stories about the inspired leadership of public health giants like Dr. Ciro de Quadros and Dr. D.A. Henderson.
This book will be of interest to public health historians, as well as those working in the fields of public health, infectious diseases and sociology, and people who are curious about this historic achievement and the conditions in Ethiopia at the time. Editors: Gene L. Bartley (Ethiopia 1970–72), John Scott Porterfield (1971–73), Alan Schnur (Ethiopia 1971–73), James W. Skelton, Jr. (1970–72)
The contributors are:
Warren Barrash (Malaysia 1970–72, Ethiopia 1973–74),
Gene L. Bartley (Ethiopia 1970-72, 1974-76),
David Bourne (Ethiopia 1972–74),
Peter Carrasco (Ethiopia 1972–74),
Stuart Gold (Ethiopia 1973–74),
Russ Handzus (Ethiopia 1970–72),
Dr. Donald Ainslie Henderson,
Scott D. Holmberg (Ethiopia 1971–73),
John Scott Porterfield (Ethiopia 1971–73),
Vince Radke (Ethiopia 1970-74),
Michael Santarelli (Ethiopia 1970-73),
Alan Schnur (Ethiopia 1971–74),
James Siemon (Ethiopia 1970–72),
James W. Skelton, Jr. (Ethiopia 1970–72),
Robert Steinglass (Ethiopia 1973–75),
Marc Strassburg (Ethiopia 1970–72).