Archive for February, 2012

What’s The Role Of INMED’s CEO?

Saturday, February 25th, 2012 |

  Like any number of us who oversee organizations, businesses or institutions, I grapple constantly with dreams and demands that far exceed my capacity to fulfill or to manage. And like many of my colleagues, I find some reassurance in regularly remembering just what is my role as CEO.   In one phrase, the INMED […]

“Global Health” or “International Medicine”?

Sunday, February 19th, 2012 |

  Well-meaning people continually inquire about the terminology associated with global health. Their inquiry is not just hair-splitting. Terminology may be subtlety different, and yet the meanings conveyed be profoundly divergent. And so consider these terms:  global health, international health, international public health, and international medicine.   In common usage,  global health and international health […]

Babies In Dumpsters & A Moral Imperative

Tuesday, February 7th, 2012 |

  Marek Banas, a medical student at Lincoln Memorial University, just returned from her INMED service-learning experience at The Surgery, a general practice clinic in Kampala, capital of Uganda. I find her account one of the most compelling I have ever read.   “The Surgery is potentially the best clinic in Uganda,” she writes. “People […]

From Inspiration To Mobilization

Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 |

  Rapid-fire rifle shots grew closer, echoing from each direction. The cadence of explosions increased, accompanied by shouting just outside in the streets. Inside Dr. Steve Foster, keynote speaker at the 2012 INMED Exploring Medical Missions Conference, and his colleague Darrel Hockersmith barred the metal door and grappled in the darkness for protection from flying […]