Experiences with smallpox eradication in Ethiopia.

Abstract

The smallpox eradication campaign operated in Ethiopia from 1970 until 1977. During this time Ethiopia had only 84 hospitals, 64 health centres and fewer than 400 physicians in a country of 25 million people. In 1970 smallpox vaccination was relatively unknown in the country, and the government actually contested the fact that smallpox was present in the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2011.10.001

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