Global Health—Is a Rational Future Even Possible?
| Dr. William Foege
Fellow, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International Health, Emory University
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Foege, William. "Confronting Emerging Infections: Lessons From the Smallpox Eradication Campaign." Emerging Infectious Diseases 4, no. 3 (July/September 1998): 412–13, http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/eid/vol4no3/foege.htm.
*Foege, William. "Global Public Health: Targeting Inequities." Journal of the American Medical Association 279, no. 24 (June 24, 1998); 1931–32, http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb.
*Foege, William. "Issues in Overcoming Iron Deficiency." The Journal of Nutrition 132 no. 4S (suppl. April 2002): 790S–93S, http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb.
*Foege, William. "Managing Newborn Health in the Global Community." American Journal of Public Health 91, no. 10 (October 2001): 1563–84, http://www.ajph.org/cgi/content/full/91/10/1563.
*Foege, William. "Public Health and Preventive Medicine." Journal of the American Medical Association 277 (June 18, 1997): 1894–95, http://proquest.umi.com/pqdweb.
*Foege, William. "The Wonder That Is Global Health." Nature Medicine 7, no. 10 (October 2001): 1095–96, http://www.nature.com/cgi-taf/DynaPage.taf?file=/nm/journal/v7/n10/full/nm1001-1095.html..
William H. Foege is an epidemiologist who
worked in the successful campaign to eradicate smallpox in
the 1970s. Dr. Foege became Chief of the CDC Smallpox Eradication
Program, and was appointed director of the U.S. Centers for
Disease Control in 1977. He attended Pacific Lutheran University,
received his medical degree from the University of Washington,
and his Master's in Public Health from Harvard University.
In 1984, Foege and several colleagues formed the Task Force
for Child Survival, a working group for the World Health Organization,
UNICEF, The World Bank, the United Nations Development Program,
and the Rockefeller Foundation. Its success in accelerating
childhood immunization led to an expansion of its mandate in
1991 to include other issues which diminish the quality of
life for children.
Dr. Foege joined The Carter Center in 1986 as its Executive
Director, Fellow for Health Policy and Executive Director of
Global 2000. In 1992, he resigned as executive director of
The Carter Center, but continued in his role as a Fellow and
as Executive Director of the Task Force for Child Survival
and Development. In January 1997, he joined the faculty of
Emory University, where he is Presidential Distinguished Professor
of International Health at the Rollins School of Public Health.
In September 1999, Dr. Foege became a Senior Medical Advisor
for the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. In October 1999
Dr. Foege resigned as Executive Director of the Task Force
for Child Survival and Development. Dr. Foege has retired from
both Emory University and the Gates Foundation in December
of 2001; however, he remains active in both organizations as
Emeritus Presidential Distinguished Professor of International
Health and as a Gates Fellow.
Dr. Foege has championed many issues, but child survival and
development, injury prevention, population, preventive medicine,
and public health leadership are of special interest, particularly
in the developing world. He is a strong proponent of disease
eradication and control, and has taken an active role in the
eradication of Guinea worm, polio and measles, and the elimination
of River Blindness. By writing and lecturing extensively, Dr.
Foege has succeeded in broadening public awareness of these
issues and bringing them to the forefront of domestic and international
Dr. Foege is the recipient of many awards, holds honorary degrees
from numerous institutions, and was named a Fellow of the London
School of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in 1997. He is the author
of more than 125 professional publications.