Archive for October, 2019

Winter On Foot Through The Mountains

Friday, October 18th, 2019 |

  This week our world suffered another blow. Amid the relative stability of hard-won, post-ISIS recovery, families in the mountainous region of eastern Turkey, NE Syria, and northern Iraq were just preparing for harsh winter weather. Then, sudden redeployment of peacekeeping soldiers this week immediately set off a political power struggle we’ve watch unfold. In […]

Why Should Chinese Learn International Medicine?

Friday, October 11th, 2019 |

“Why are we studying typhoid, dengue, and leishmaniasis? These diseases don’t impact us in China,” protested one mid-career physician. “We are all Han Chinese. We understand our society, so learning cultural skills are not really relevant,” objected another. “I am a physician,” noted one, disapprovingly. “Public health is in a different department.”   Thus, began […]

Comprehensive Care and Emulation in Kenya

Friday, October 4th, 2019 |

  “People ask what exactly I want to accomplish with the Mildred Smith Mission Health Center,” expresses Doug Smith, graduate of the Professional Diploma in International Medicine & Public Health. Dr. Smith’s INMED service-learning at Ghana’s Baptist Medical Center helped nurture his vision for this new health undertaking in Kenya.   “That’s a fair question,” […]