Archive for the ‘Global Health News & Inspiration’ Category

Happening Now: The World’s Largest Ever Refugee Exodus

Friday, October 28th, 2016 |

  Seven-year old Ariya, photographed here with her mother and siblings, fled the outskirts of Mosul last week as Kurdish and Iraqi military forces advanced to retake that city from ISIS. Ariya joins the over 3.3 million Iraqis displaced by the ...

Haiti Hurricane Refuge: Higgins Brothers Surgicenter

Friday, October 7th, 2016 |

  Last week as Hurricane Matthew collided with Haiti, citizens by the thousands sought refuge from the 130mph plus winds, tormenting waves, and inland storm surge. One special locale of relief: Higgins Brothers Surgicenter of Hope. This photo  captured by USA ...

65 Million People: Displaced But Not Forgotten

Thursday, September 29th, 2016 |

  Today 1 human in every 113 is a victim of forced displacement. In fact, today's wars and persecution have driven more people from their homes than at that at any time since WWII. The UN Refugee Agency report, Global Trends, documents ...

Harvard’s Massachusetts General Hospital Hosts INMED

Friday, September 16th, 2016 |

  This week INMED graduated our first students from Harvard's Massachusetts General Hospital, whose Global Disaster Response department hosted the International Medicine & Public Health Hybrid Course. Seventeen participated in ten weeks of structured online study, and then gathered today in ...

“What Is Aleppo?”

Friday, September 9th, 2016 |

  This week the presidential candidate of a well-known United States political party was asked their plan for Aleppo. In response, the candidate replied, "What is Aleppo?" Shocking, but not at all surprising. Today Americans are consumed with the season football ...

Sustainability Vs. Urgent Utility

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 |

  "Our international partner organization has been heavily funding our health projects, even purchasing medications and fuel to power our water wells, but the entire health ministry is on hard times nevertheless." My colleagues in southern Africa continue, "As the national economy goes, so goes life for ...

2017 INMED Humanitarian Health Conference

Friday, May 27th, 2016 |

  At this moment 400+ individuals and 28 exhibiting organizations are taking part in the 11th annual INMED Exploring Medical Missions Conference. When first conceived in 2006, this event was primarily intended to bring together well-meaning volunteers with sending organizations, most ...

Tomorrows International Health Volunteers

Friday, May 20th, 2016 |

  What do you want to do with your life? Let me introduce you to some who already know: The 200 graduate and undergrad students, photographed here at the event, who received scholarships to participate in this year's INMED Exploring Medical ...

Kim & Ted Higgins – 2016 INMED Award For Compassionate Service To Humanity Recipients

Friday, May 13th, 2016 |

This award was established by the INMED Board of Directors to recognize people who demonstrate care and concern for those in need, who give selflessly of their time and resources, and who inspire others to take similar action. The 2016 ...

Tom Kettler – 2016 INMED National Healthcare Service Award Recipient

Friday, May 6th, 2016 |

Many health care professionals within their own nations are sacrificing personal comfort in order to care for their neglected neighbors. The award recipients listed below are role models in providing health care for their own people. The Institute for International ...