World Chronicle 926: David Heymann, WHO

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21-Jan-2004 00:28:01
Tony Jenkins interviews Dr. David Heymann, Executive Director of the World Health Organization Communicable Diseases Cluster, for World Chronicle program 926.

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Eradicating Polio and Fighting Infectious Diseases

This year the World Health Organisation (WHO) – working with such partners as UNICEF, Rotary International and the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) – aims to eradicate the crippling disease of polio.

Leading the polio eradication effort is one of the world’s experts in fighting diseases such as smallpox, SARS, and Ebola: Dr. David Heymann, the guest on this edition of World Chronicle.

Will this effort succeed, when previous targets set for eradicating polio have not been met? What obstacles does the eradication effort face, and how costly is it? Is humanity increasingly threatened by possible outbreaks of infectious diseases like polio and SARS? These are some of the questions raised during the discussion.
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Livingston Hinckley, Director
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Michele Zaccheo, Executive Producer; Tony Jenkins, Moderator; Joe Salter/Doug Wood, Music; Mechthild Schmidt, Graphics; James DeStefan, Technical Director; Aubrey Smith, Lights; Jim Fasino, Mike Messina, Brian Walshe, Camera; Charles Rini, Brian Osborn, William Bracero, Videotape; David Ganz, Video; Gary Roth, Audio; Damien Corrigan, CG; Lebe Besa, Production Assistant; Guillermo Ortiz, Floor Manager; Angela Zubrzycki, Assistant Director
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