Paul Blake

My parents, Doris and Melvin Blake, were Methodist missionaries in Angola 1948-1956, and then my father was Secretary for Africa at the Board of Missions until 1968. I was 13 when I left Angola. In 1966, as a medical student, I treated Angolan refugees in Kimpese, Congo at IME. After training in internal medicine and public health, I was a medical epidemiologist for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta. My short-term assignments included Angola in 1981, 1987 and 1994. I am now retired in Salem, Oregon, USA.