Dr. Gretchen Roedde speaks to an enthralled group at her book launch at Gullivers Bookstore in downtown North Bay.
“Swaziland and Botswana have the most cases of AIDS in the world,” says Dr. Gretchen Roedde matter-of-factly.
It’s just one of many sobering facts the Latchford-based physician shared with those gathered at Gulliver’s Book Store in downtown North Bay last night. (Sept 20)
Dr. Roedde has worked in over 30 countries focusing on mother and child health care as well as battling the spread of HIV/AIDS. She explained that in many places, cultural traditions heavily impact the success of her work with mothers, especially where men regulate the lives of women.
She has written about many of her personal experiences working in developing countries in her new book “A Doctor’s Quest”. It examines both the triumphs and tragedies of her work overseas.
Dr. Roedde will be guest speaker at ACNBA’s “Paint the Town Red” fundraiser Gala being held November 24th at The Wall at the Nipissing University/Canaodore College Student Centre. Signed copies of “A Doctor’s Quest” will be available.