Archive for February, 2010

Thailand Yes. But No Mosquitos in Singapore!

Wednesday, February 24th, 2010 |

  What do YOU believe are the greatest issues impacting global health? This question may seem overly academic, but viewed through the lenses of Haiti’s recent catastrophe makes the inquiry much more relevant. I find that people – especially medical people – often respond with statements like HIV or malaria or malnutrition. Myself, I prefer […]

Back To Burkina!

Sunday, February 14th, 2010 |

  During medical school I met with a group of classmates to identify the one most impoverished, under-served location on the entire planet. We selected Burkina Faso – at that time called Upper Volta. This nation is located in West Africa in the midst of the Sahara Desert. As a resident physician I worked with […]

From Texas To Tanzania

Tuesday, February 9th, 2010 |

  This morning I’m with the Ingrams’ magazine photographer, snapping shots for INMED’s reception of their magazine’s Heros In Healthcare Award. Through all this consideration of background, lighting, and whether my tie is straight, I’m thinking of all the unrecognized heros whose entire life and lifestyle is a testament to the power of faith and […]

Renew Your Skills

Monday, February 1st, 2010 |

  The day following Haiti’s earthquake I received this message from Dr. Jim and Sandy Wilkins, who have served at Haiti’s Christianville Medical Clinic since 1999: “Our house fell down while we were in it. Our clinic building is half down. We worked for 24 hours straight, suturing and bracing fractures. 5 died here, 2 […]