Archive for June, 2014

Cardiac Surgery On $3 Per Day – Angola Day 1

Monday, June 30th, 2014 |

  Today I mark the start of my eleventh summer in Angola. In 2004 I received a kind invitation from Steve Foster and the fledgling Lubango Evangelical Medical Center (CEML) to join them in development of this unique primary care and surgical training center. Right off today I received a stark reminder of the interdependent […]

Why Is International Healthcare Uniquely Challenging?

Friday, June 20th, 2014 |

Why is international healthcare so uniquely challenging? The truth is that any healthcare that involves crossing cultures and few resources – regardless of location – may be uniquely challenging. What other challenges are involved? Please choose from any of the following:   1. Diseases are largely preventable 2. Professional peers are often unsupportive 3. Diseases […]

What Can You Do In Ten?

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 |

  On behalf of the world’s most disadvantage people, what can you do in ten minutes? What about ten days? What can you do to effectively promote community-wide health in ten months, or even over a period of ten years? A perception exists that adults are most likely to consider shorter time intervals: In ten […]

Mid-Career & Where Do I Go From Here?

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 |

  You overcame the odds against you. For years you focused on education and service, and have excelled in your profession. And now you may be enjoying the blessings of mid-career: financial reserve, respect among your peers, children who are thriving and departing the nest. You are mid-career and pondering where to go from here. […]