Read A Memoir Of A
Work To Prevent
Meningitis In Ethiopia
This time of COVID-19 often seems like a disaster more
brutal than any that took place before now.
The memoirs of Dr. Cornelia
Davis, however, remind us that
COVID is not the first and is
unlikely to be the last.
These books describing an American doctor's experiences during
perilous times in India and Ethiopia remind us that the human spirit
can meet any challenge.
This award announcement can
give confidence to you if you enjoy
reading memoirs but like to have
Both books are of particular interest today during the
"Searching for Sitala Mata:
Eradicating Smallpox in India,"
recounts Dr. Davis's experiences
working for WHO in India in the
landmark smallpox eradication
“Three Years in Ethiopia: How a Civil War and Epidemics Led Me to My
Daughter” tells of Dr. Davis’s work for WHO to assist the Ethiopian
government in preventing meningitis
In addition, she relates how she
found and adopted a three-
month-old baby from the street.
Although she finished medical school and residency as a
pediatrician, her humanitarian work with WHO in India
permanently changed her focus.
Realizing then that her calling was
public health, she went back to
school and earned a Master of
Public Health from Johns Hopkins
School of Public Health.
As of 2013, Dr. Davis is retired, living on the shores of Lake
Chapala in Mexico, not far from Guadalajara.
She has now written and recently
published her third memoir
“Risking Is Better Than Regretting:
Live Without Regrets.”
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