Archive for June, 2014

Cardiac Surgery On $3 Per Day – Angola Day 1

Sunday, June 29th, 2014 |

  Today I mark the start of my eleventh summer in Angola. In 2004, I received a kind invitation from Steve Foster and the fledgling Lubango Evangelical Medical Center (CEML) to join them in developing this unique primary care and surgical training center. Right from the start I received a stark reminder of the interdependent […]

Why Is International Healthcare Uniquely Challenging?

Friday, June 20th, 2014 |

Why is international healthcare so uniquely challenging? The truth is that any healthcare that involves crossing cultures and few resources – regardless of location – may be uniquely challenging. What other challenges are involved? Please choose from any of the following:   1. Diseases are largely preventable 2. Professional peers are often unsupportive 3. Diseases […]

What Can You Do In Ten?

Tuesday, June 10th, 2014 |

  On behalf of the world’s most disadvantage people, what can you do in ten minutes? What about ten days? What can you do to effectively promote community-wide health in ten months, or even over a period of ten years? I find that a perception exists that adults are most likely to consider shorter time […]

Economics Insight From 1 Timothy 6:6

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 |

  “Godliness with contentment is great gain.” Indeed, yet how rarely is contentment mentioned as a measure of wealth or success. Of course contentment is difficult to quantify, especially for an outsider. Psychologists can usually only resort to simply asking individuals to rate their level of contentment on a numerical scale from one to ten. Nevertheless, […]

Mid-Career & Where Do I Go From Here?

Sunday, June 1st, 2014 |

  You overcame the odds against you. For years you focused on education and service, and have excelled in your profession. And now you may be enjoying the blessings of mid-career: financial reserve, respect among your peers, children who are thriving and departing the nest. You are mid-career and pondering where to go from here. […]