Archive for December, 2014

Head Injury And No CT Imaging

Friday, December 26th, 2014 |

  “Yet another 9-year old with a coin stuck in the esophagus,” explains Steve Foster, INMED faculty physician in Angola, southern Africa. “I grabbed it with the biopsy forceps, and up came the coin worth maybe 6-7 cents… Then a laconic comment from an ER nurse, ‘Oh, there’s a guy here who can’t talk.’ That […]

What Is INMED All About?

Friday, December 19th, 2014 |

  INMED, in short, is all about equipping healthcare personnel with the skills essential to caring for the world’s most marginalized people. This graphic illustration, created by INMED Chief Programs Officer Elizabeth Burgos, condenses a thousand words into the essential ones. GREAT NEED: In spite of today’s communication and transportation marvels, women commonly perish during […]

Ebola Fighters Stride Out In Front

Friday, December 12th, 2014 |

  Fierce was the competition leading up to selection of this year’s Time Person of the Year. Runners up included Chinese business entrepreneurs, Russian politicians, Kurdish leaders, and even St Louis street protesters. But striding out front – on par with Pope Francis, 2013 Time Person of the Year – is this year’s winner “The […]

Finding Supplies For Charitable Healthcare

Friday, December 5th, 2014 |

  Greg Shay is a mid-career pediatric pulmonologist embarking on a life-long dream: to promote the health of a marginalized community. He completed the INMED International Medicine & Public Health Hybrid Course this fall, and is now heading to the African nation of Cameroon with the organization Mission Doctors to serve at St Martin de […]