Nicholas Comninellis

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June 2014

2014 Angola

Cardiac Surgery On $3 Per Day – Angola Day 1

  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 […]

International Health News & Inspiration

Why Is International Healthcare Uniquely Challenging?

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

INMED Action Steps For You

What Can You Do In Ten?

  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

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