CDC Foundation

Paul C. Schnitker, MD, passed away in a plane crash in Nigeria in 1969. He was en route to serve as a public health officer in the response to famine and other public health problems resulting from the Biafra Civil War in Nigeria. He is the only person who has died while serving as an EIS officer. The Paul C. Schnitker International Health Award, sponsored by the Schnitker family in partnership with the CDC Foundation, recognizes a current EIS officer or alumnus who has made a significant contribution to international public health.

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