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Humanosphere Blog Features Podcast On Bill Foege’s Achievements In Global Health

The Humanosphere blog features a podcast on the work of Bill Foege, former director of the CDC and currently a senior fellow in the Global Health Program at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, examining his achievements in global health. “[L]ast year, Foege was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom by President Barack Obama for his leading role in eradicating smallpox, the only human disease to be eliminated,” the blog notes, and writes, “What does global health mean and how has it changed? Has the [Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation] lost its way? And how did being really, really tall help him fight smallpox in Nigeria? We ask Foege all this and more” (6/14).