The Marovo Lagoon captivated the couple with its beauty, but it is the plight of its medical system that will capture their hearts.
TUCSON, Ariz. –
(PRWEB) September 15, 2014 -- Although the Dalys booked a tropical vacation to relax and recharge, fate has other plans for the couple. This new memoir describes what happens after they tour the sadly neglected hospital that serves the area and its 20,000 inhabitants, as well as the “divine lightning bolt” that hits them on their way home. The Marovo Lagoon captivated the couple with its beauty, but it is the plight of its medical system that will capture their hearts.
“Paradise Under the Knife: A Wild Adventure in Tropical Medicine and International Intrigue” follows Allan, a former natural resources education expert, and his wife, a gastroenterologist with a busy practice in Salt Lake City, as they visit the Marovo, the world’s longest saltwater lagoon, and spend a day treating villagers in the nearby hospital. Its lack of medical supplies, personnel and event basic hygiene make their mission clear: Improve health care for the residents as best they can.
Helping villagers in a distant land isn’t easy, and the volunteers battle everything from bureaucrats and desperate economic conditions to crocodile attacks, a reclusive billionaire and international intrigue. The power of perseverance, love, new friends and desire to help their fellow man eventually leads to 10 medical tours – and more than 10,000 patients treated, as well as the founding of the Marovo Medical Foundation. Readers can see photos of the work done in the Marovo Lagoon by visiting http://www.marovomedical.org.
Author M. Allan Daly, a former natural resources education expert, has spent the past eight years helping people in the South Pacific. He has helped create change in the health care system of the Marovo Lagoon in the Solomon Islands and has coordinated a physician-based healthcare program for its residents. The amateur gourmet cook enjoys bird watching, hiking and gardening. Allan lives near Tucson.
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Paradise Under the Knife: A Wild Adventure in Tropical Medicine and International Intrigue
M. Allan Daly
Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 978-1-4575-3101-9 260 pages $16.95 US
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