Archive for August, 2010

Pakistan Is Not Haiti

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010 |

  The heartening North American response to Haiti’s earthquake has tragically not been replicated in the case of Pakistan. With twenty percent of the nation underwater, some 1100 people known dead, and four million now homeless, this catastrophe ranks among the worse in modern times. Yet extreme distance and unfamiliarity cause most in our midst […]

Demand For Global Health Training?

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010 |

  INMED is continually approached by universities that are scrambling to provide global health training and service opportunities. What is driving this demand? YOU CHOOSE:   A = Student interest B = The Gates Foundation C = Inspiring role model D = University professors   Indeed, the wave of demand for curriculum in global health […]

Colleagues Murdered in Afghanistan

Monday, August 9th, 2010 |

  I am aghast tonight over the tragic news of a British physician, Karen Woo, and ten other aid workers killed this week by gunmen in an ambush in a remote area of northern Afghanistan. The team was on site working at an eye clinic they had earlier established. In fact, in 2003 their organization […]

What’s The Good News From Bangladesh?

Sunday, August 8th, 2010 |

  In Bangladesh forty years ago one infant in five died during the first year. Today, only one infant in twenty dies. WHAT is the reason for this progress? You choose:   A = Childhood vaccinations B = General economic development C = National health insurance D = Malaria prevention   In his provocative book […]

What’s Your Formula For Health?

Sunday, August 1st, 2010 |

  What is the best formula for physical health? Actually, it depends upon whom you ask. People of some Asian cultures think that to be healthy they must eat snake, do Tai Chi, worship their ancestors, and never, ever give blood. Those from particular African cultures believe to be healthy they must eat a special […]