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BOOKS

A Doctor's Dream

A Story of Hope from the Top End

Dr Buddhi Lokuge

RRP: £12.99

3 September 2015

Published by Allen & Unwin

ISBN: 9781760110987

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 5 million dollar program he realised 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 the debilitating and stigmatised disease 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.