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Hope Against Pus, Pain, and Hunger

Friday, October 22nd, 2021 |

“Adorable, little two-year-old Jacinta arrived at Cavango Hospital in severe respiratory distress,” says Tim Kubacki. “Ultrasound revealed a large amount of liquid in the space surrounding her heart and in one chest cavity. We drained several cups of thin pus, likely from TB, the consistency of motor oil, from her chest cavity, which had collapsed […]

Controlling The Next Emergency Pandemic

Friday, October 15th, 2021 |

  Is the COVID-19 Pandemic simply a once-in-a-lifetime threat? Or rather, is this a warning of health emergencies to come? Today’s globalization of travel and commerce make communicable, infectious diseases much more transmissible person-to-person and nation-to-nation. August’s analysis by the Center for Global Development projects that the probability of another COVID-19-like pandemic in the next […]

Is It Ethical To Send Covid Vaccine Abroad?

Friday, October 1st, 2021 |

  700,000 Americans are now documented dead from COVID-19, making it the deadliest disease event in American history. This grim stat exceeds even the number of deaths from the infamous 1918 Spanish Influenza. To date, 400 million doses of highly effective COVID-19 vaccine have been given in the US and just now added is a […]

The Most Inspiring International Health Book?

Friday, September 24th, 2021 |

  Daktar is the most riveting account of faith and healthcare I’ve ever enjoyed. Set amid the agonizing 1971 Bangladesh war for independence from Pakistan, Viggo Olson describes his very personal experience with injured and dying Bangladeshi people, and his heroic efforts to bring compassionate healthcare amid the chaos. Disabled in the midst of the fighting […]

Learn From The Best: INMED’s 2021 Compassionate Service to Humanity Recipient

Friday, September 17th, 2021 |

  INMED’s faculty include Micah Flint, recipient of the 2021 Comninellis Award for Compassionate Service to Humanity. 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.   Micah […]

Announcing Essential Care for Every Baby Course!

Friday, September 10th, 2021 |

  Every baby requires warmth, hygiene, umbilical cord care, eye care, early and exclusive breastfeeding, and proven-effective medications and immunizations. But many babies around the world go without. Can you feel the agony of a parent watching their child die needlessly for lack of basic nutrition or vaccination? Today,  INMED announces the Professional Certificate Course […]

Changing Of Heart Towards Refugees?

Friday, August 27th, 2021 |

  Are Americans experiencing a change of heart towards refugees? Since Aug 16, we’ve witnessed with dismay the immediate Taliban return to power in Afghanistan. We’ve viewed with horror the carnage of airport suicide bombings. We’ve peered inside the crammed compartment of giant Air Force planes evacuating Afghans. Has any of this touched American hearts?   […]

Afghanistan Heightens Worldwide Refugee Crisis

Friday, August 20th, 2021 |

  “Turbulence in Afghanistan – people fleeing their homes from the Taliban – is already provoking worldwide migration,” report my colleagues at the United Nations. “Like a ripply effect, desperate human beings running for their borders provoke greater insecurity among vulnerable people in neighboring nations, who in turn flee for safety. These ripples are becoming […]

Healthcare for Marginalized Americans

Friday, August 13th, 2021 |

Mother and children during the Great Depression. Elm Grove, Oklahoma, USA.   Many people live on the margins of United States society due to race, language, ethnicity, income, immigration status, and more. The United States is distinct from other developed countries in that there is no single national health care system that provides access for […]

What’s Your Best Preparation For A Global Health Career?

Friday, July 30th, 2021 |

  How can you best prepare yourself for an effective and satisfying career in global health? I believe that the single strongest credential is field experience under the guidance of watchful, qualified supervisors. In this way, you can refine both your professional skills serving low income or cross-cultural people, and your personal skills necessary to thrive […]