Archive for June, 2011

Teaching To Shoot

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011 |

  For two years I lived in Angola at the height of their civil war. I observed first hand exactly why the nations of conflict are also the nations of child death – death from hunger and disease far more often than from direct violence. How often do we glorify violence? Just observe the glee […]

Your Short-Term Medical Missions Suggestions

Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 |

  In May INMED posed the question, “Are short-term medical missions (STMM) effective?” and also raised related issues of ethics and cultural relevance. Responses from you the readers were plentiful and absorbing.   You said that we should recognize both the pros and cons of such service:   Advantages for our mission hospital are: Coverage for […]