Category Rockefeller Foundation

Success Stories from Africa: Judith Rodin’s Books

By Heidi G. Frontani This week I am reviewing two books published in 2014 that were written or co-authored by entrepreneur-philanthropist, Dr. Judith Rodin, the current President of the Rockefeller Foundation (RF). The RF has a long history in Africa. It funded hookworm disease studies in Egypt in the 1910s, yellow fever control efforts in […]

Success Story from Egypt: Fred Soper’s Malaria Control Campaign

Fred Soper was born in 1893 in Kansas in the USA. He was the third of eight children. His father was a pharmacist and his mother a teacher. Mr. Soper earned his Bachelor’s degree in 1914 and a Master’s in Embryology in 1916 from the University of Kansas. He received his M.D. in 1918 from […]