A Doctor's Dream (Paperback)

A Story of Hope from the Top End

By Dr Buddhi Lokuge, Tanya Burke

Allen & Unwin, 9781760110987, 248pp.

Publication Date: February 1, 2015

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An inspiring David and Goliath story about one doctor's dream to bring health care to a neglected people When Dr. Buddhi moved to Arnhem Land to run a health program for Aboriginal children, he had no idea he would face the challenge of his life. Six months into running the five million dollar program he realized it was going to fail, and that's when the trouble began. In the face of powerful opposition from high profile experts, he listened to the elders and took the slow road. Through painstaking observation and working in partnership with patients and the community, together they found a way to overcome a neglected disease as debilitating and stigmatized as leprosy. This is a powerful story of redemption, and an honest and inspiring account of a family living and working in remote Aboriginal Australia to give voice to forgotten people.

About the Author

Dr. Buddhi Lokuge is a public health physician who has worked in Afghanistan, Africa, and the United States. Tanya Burke cofounder of EveryVoiceCounts and developer of the Wise Child program.