Remembering a hero
In the 1970s many Peace Corps people, including myself, served with the World Health Organization’s Smallpox Eradication Programme in Ethiopia. This man, this doctor, this humble giant, recruited us. And we worked hard and long for him and for the success of the programme, which it was.The man is Ciro De Quadros. Ciro died on May 28th, 2014. Many, many RPCVs know and love this man, so I am asking you to consider posting his obituary in the next edition of the Herald. Volunteers should know a legend has passed. His obituary, “Doctor helped lead eradication of smallpox, measles, polio” can be found at at the Washington Post website.
You will do many of us a great service.
Michael Santarelli (Ethiopia 1970-73)
Smallpox Eradication Programme: Ethiopia 1972-73, Bangladesh 1975-76, Somalia 1976-77