7 Years in the making – Africa smallpox memoir released!

JUST RELEASED RESPECTED JOURNALISTS ARE TALKING**From Sasha Polakow-Suransky, Deputy Editor of Foreign Policy magazine:“At a time when vaccines are front page news and a deadly pandemic is raging across the globe. . . .captivating family history and a reminder of how public health campaigns are still inextricably intertwined with politics. . . .illustrates how inoculating vulnerable people…

Speaking – About Africa, About Smallpox, About Terror

  BOOK ONE OF MY POPULAR TALKS In eradicating smallpox, my husband was on the frontlines of human vs. microbe. But in the midst of The Terror, our family was on a frontline of a different sort. You can hear about those experiences.   COME HEAR A STORY FEW HAVE EVER HEARD Where I'm speaking…

Smallpox / Public Health Hero Loses to Cancer at 80

Dr. Davida Coady has lost her battle with ovarian cancer. She was 80 years old. Davida Coady, physician who treated refugees in Biafra and helped eradicate smallpox in India, dies at 80. When Dr. Coady was treating refugees in Biafra in 1969, my husband Carl was eradicating smallpox on the Nigerian side of the Nigeria-Biafra…