William H. Foege October 25, 2005

Global health-related issues—special interest in child survival; helped start the Task Force for Child Survival, which has successfully managed childhood immunization programs around the world; former head of the CDC, the Carter Center, and senior medical advisor for Gates Foundation; headed team that successfully eradicated smallpox in 1970s; was honored in May 2005 for his dedication to eradicating global disease and his leadership in redefining the scope of public health policy in the United States.