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Eradication of HIV on May 30!

Friday, January 26th, 2024 |

  Eradication of HIV? In the 1980s, 90s, and 2000s, who would’ve imagined this possibility? Yet with very recent advancements in antiretroviral therapy and healthcare delivery systems, epidemiological research confirms this rousing prospect!   I want to invite you to join me for the Eradication of HIV presentation on May 30-31 at the Humanitarian Health […]

What is the World’s Most Dangerous Animal?

Friday, January 12th, 2024 |

  Intuitively, we think of sharks and bears. Snakes, scorpions, dogs, and crocodiles also score among perceived deadly animals. But deaths from such creatures are minuscule compared to the number of humans who die from mosquito-transmitted diseases. Chief among these is malaria, killing about 750,000 people per year – almost twice the number of homicides […]

What Are Diseases Of War?

Friday, December 29th, 2023 |

  Diseases of poverty? Very familiar. Diseases of affluence? Quite conventional. But what do we know about diseases of war? And, what is the key to controlling them?   For two years I worked in the nation of Angola, suffering the longest running war in modern African history. Villagers with traumatic amputation from land mines arrived […]

God Used INMED to Help Our Ghana Health Team

Friday, December 15th, 2023 |

  “I have not really captured the multiple ways that God used the INMED Conference and Course to help the Ghana Health Team that Dr. Jennifer Wilson started and lead for so many years,” expresses Susan Fockler, Canadian pharmacist and 2014 INMED Graduate Diploma recipient.   “INMED Helping Babies Breath training we in turn taught […]

War At Christmas

Friday, December 1st, 2023 |

  Such a disturbing phrase, “War at Christmas.” Our holiday season is sobered by news and images of immeasurable suffering in Israel and Gaza. Appearing just below these are headlines of the ongoing wars in Ukraine and Sudan. Almost forgotten but severe are the enduring conflicts in Yemen and Syria.   Who is most suffering […]

What Is Tropical Medicine Today?

Thursday, November 16th, 2023 |

  Malaria, schistosomiasis, ascariasis, Chagas disease, Dengue fever. As a young physician, I was fascinated with these classic tropical diseases. Part of the reason was humanitarian. I was acutely aware that a multitude of humanity continue to suffer from these severe, often preventable maladies. Another part of my fascination was esoteric. These are illness is […]

What Happened to the Baby Found Roadside?

Friday, November 3rd, 2023 |

  “On my very first day in Baptist Medical Center in Ghana, the surgeon (who was my preceptor) visited a baby in the NICU who was found on the side of the road a few days before,” writes an INMED Graduate Diploma learner. “A neighbor had heard a noise, found the newborn baby bundled up, […]

Who is 2023’s Comninellis Award for Compassionate Service to Humanity Recipient?

Friday, October 20th, 2023 |

  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 2023 Comninellis Award for Compassionate Service to Humanity recipient is Rick Donlon. Dr. Donlon […]

The 2023 Humanitarian Crisis Response Award Winner Is…

Friday, October 6th, 2023 |

  This award recognizes individuals and organizations who provide exemplary disaster response services for highly vulnerable communities. In doing so, they accentuate the value of life and provide an exemplary model for us all.   The 2023 Humanitarian Crisis Response Award recipient is Blessings International. Since 1981, this Tulsa, Oklahoma-based, organization has been working to […]

“Pace, Flexibility, Friendliness – Why I Study at INMED”

Friday, September 22nd, 2023 |

  “As an international who has had the opportunity to visit, study, and practice in different countries around the world, I still learned a lot in the Master’s in International Health (MIH) Program of INMED,” shares Abiodun Akinwuntan, PhD, Dean of the University of Kansas School of Health Professions. “With the knowledge gained, I am […]