Jane Wilson-Howarth is a medical doctor and a zoologist by training, and lectures and writes on international health and staying healthy while travelling. She tweets travel health tips as @longdropdoc. Jane has worked on child survival and maternal health projects in various parts of Asia for eleven years. Six of those years were in Nepal where some of her work was with communities hit by disastrous floods. She has written two travel narratives, including the autobiographical prequel to this book, A Glimpse of Eternal Snows, and three other books for adults.