Archive for November, 2018

Health Status: USA Losing. Africa Winning!

Friday, November 30th, 2018 |

  Unprecedented: Life expectancy in the US has declined for the third straight year. Infants born in 2017 are expected to live on average just 78.6 years. That’s down from 78.7 years in 2016/2015 and down from 78.9 years in 2014. An important context is to realize that life expectancy in the USA has not […]

Giving – It’s Good for Everyone, Including Ourselves

Friday, November 23rd, 2018 |

  Generosity clearly results in significant benefits for individuals, and even for entire communities. Our voluntary gifts of time, talent and treasure can enrich others with daily needs and useful skills, and also add sentiments of hope and important role modeling to their lives. We shall continue to give – for all its moral good. […]

Sick Migrants: How Shall We Respond?

Friday, November 16th, 2018 |

  At this moment, media reports are widely announcing the southern approach of migrants who are ill. Some migrants appear to suffer from chickenpox, tuberculosis, even HIV. Most all of them are afflicted by exhaustion and malnutrition following their weeks-long foot journey of at least 1,200 miles. How shall we respond?   One’s reaction to […]

Sean Mark and the Greatest Hour of Need

Friday, November 9th, 2018 |

INMED enjoys a fifteen year history of attracting learners who possess virtuous personal attributes and exceedingly high career aspirations. That INMED can add refined vision and skills to their laudable intentions is our great privilege. Among our Graduates stand out remarkable individuals like Sean Mark, who is today an emergency medicine resident physician at Truman […]

The END of Tropical Medicine

Friday, November 2nd, 2018 |

  Infectious diseases – malaria, TB, typhoid, dysentery, measles – have been the leading cause of human morbidity and mortality throughout history. But today, the burden of infectious diseases has greatly diminished in wealthier countries. In developing nations, infectious diseases remain the leading causes of both death and of DALYs lost, especially among children and […]