Dimitri Venediktov was the Deputy Health Minister of the USSR from 1965 to 1981 under Ministers of Health Boris Petrovsky and Sergei Burenkov. In this role, he was instrumental in the campaign to eradicate smallpox and supplying vaccines for the program  He was also involved in organizing the Conference of Alma-Ata which was foundational in the field of public health. He was elected to the Congress of People's Deputies of the Soviet Union from 1989 to its dissolution. He currently serves on the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, focusing on information storage in healthcare.
Дмитрий Дмитриевич Венедиктов
|Deputy Health Minister of the Soviet Union|
|Spouse(s)||Pavlova Maria (Павлова Мария Григорьевна)|
|Alma mater||I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University|
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- WHO | Consensus during the Cold War: back to Alma-Ata. Who.int (2017). at <http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/10/08-031008/en/>
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