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Dr. Cornelia Davis, a retired epidemiologist, and medical consultant,
recently talks about her life experience over the last three decades
around Asia and Africa in preparation for the launch of her third book.
The award-winning best-selling
author of two books recounts her
journey in preventing disease
outbreaks in developing countries.
Here she is in a smallpox supervisory
The new discussion on Dr. Davis’ previous books, and the experiences she
recalls there, comes when the world is currently experiencing its Covid-19
pandemic. Davis is retired now in the Lake Chapala area of Mexico.
Her first book discusses how Davis
worked with the World Health
Organization (WHO) around India to
eradicate smallpox in various
communities in the country.
The non-fiction book details Davis’s symbolic search for
Sitala Mata, the Hindu smallpox goddess, and its positive
She says that her experience in
India changed her focus from
pediatrics to working in
international public health in 20
While medical doctors are constantly educating the public on the newer illnesses developing
around the world, there is no guarantee that a fast-spreading and fatal disease will not mutate and
affect them. Davis worked in 20 African and Asian countries. Here she is shown in Mongolia.
. Dr. Davis says that the public can
learn valuable lessons from her first
book on smallpox about how to
control the recent global medical
Connie, as she is known to her friends, also recalls her experience
in Ethiopia, during the time the country was experiencing its civil war
and working to prevent epidemic meningitis.
"Three Years in Ethiopia, How a Civil
War and Epidemics Led Me to my
Daughter", Davis' second book,
became Amazon's best-selling book
among new releases in eight
In the photo, Dr. Davis is performing the coffee ceremony in Ethiopia. All
these experiences inspired Davis to write her third book, which will be
released in April.