Archive for the ‘International Public Health’ Category

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 ...

Post-Covid Global Health

Friday, June 2nd, 2023 |

  "My child, he's coughing, has fever, and stop eating!" This young mother in Angola, Africa held in her arms a four-year-old. His fast breathing, dry mouth, and somnolent countenance alarmed me. The year was 2020. Was her boy suffering from ...

Jimmy Carter, Guinea Worm, and Human Disease Eradication

Friday, February 17th, 2023 |

Last week, Jimmy Carter - 39th US President 1977-1981 - entered hospice care at age 98. Post-presidency, Carter focused his energies on distinguished humanitarian pursuits: launching Habitat for Humanity, negotiating cessation of international conflicts, instructing biblical truths, and leading the march ...

Present Your Poster at the Humanitarian Health Conference!

Friday, January 20th, 2023 |

  What great advances in international health have resulted from research? Measles vaccine, HIV drugs, malaria bed nets, tobacco controls, basic newborn resuscitation, to name a few. But profound international health challenges remain that can only be vanquished through continued scientific ...

Who Has The Very BEST Healthcare?

Friday, January 6th, 2023 |

  This provocative question evokes sentiments of national pride, social justice, and personal experiences. It's also a pivotal question, influencing the design and resources for healthcare. A compelling follow up to "Who has the very best healthcare?" is to clarify, "By what ...

Join INMED’s Refugee Care Simulation on June 10-11

Thursday, March 31st, 2022 |

  Are you distressed over the millions of Ukrainians bombed out of their homes? Do you feel a burden in your soul to act on their behalf? Then join INMED's Refugee Care Simulation at the Humanitarian Health Conference in Kansas City on ...

Refugee Care: Resolution Phase

Friday, March 25th, 2022 |

  How long does one remain a refugee?  Imagine abandoning your home over fear of losing your life, and then often living without family, possessions, livelihood, or ability to plan for your future. Even with significant assistance, such a limbo existence ...

Refugee Care: Maintenance Phase

Friday, March 18th, 2022 |

  The emergency phase of refugee care requires immediate shelter, nutrition, and medical intervention. If the displacement extends beyond a period of weeks, additional human needs must be addressed. Phase 3, the Maintenance Phase, has begun.   Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, ...

Refugee Care: Emergency Phase

Friday, March 11th, 2022 |

  Despite skilled negotiation when conflict appears imminent, the pre-emergency phase, diplomatic forces often fail. Conflict irrupts. Civilians are threatened with violence, repression, hunger, and disease. Faced with little alternative, they flee their homes seeking immediate safety, commonly traveling by foot ...

Refugee Care: Pre-Emergency Phase

Friday, March 4th, 2022 |

  This winter I am teaching the INMED International Refugee Care Course. In January and February, we explored the notable crises in Venezuela, Yemen, Syria, and surrounding nations. 12 days ago, as hundreds of thousands of women and children fled Ukraine, an ...