Archive for July, 2015

Apartheid And Poverty

Friday, July 31st, 2015 |

  Apartheid is an Afrikaans word meaning “the state of being apart,”, or rather “apart-hood.” It was a system of racial segregation in South Africa enforced through legislation by the dominant governing party from 1948 to 1994. But apartheid in various forms continues to exist throughout the world, most often based upon language, culture, race, […]

Turkey – Emerging Health, Prosperity, And Threats

Friday, July 24th, 2015 |

  Health status in Turkey today is similar to that of many emerging nations – ones like China, India and Argentina where recent economic gains are accompanied by increases in physical well being. Contrasted with the world’s poorest nations, in Turkey today death and suffering from infectious diseases and mother-newborn complications are now largely controlled. […]

Hilarie Cranmer – 2015 INMED Humanitarian Crisis Response Award Recipient

Friday, July 17th, 2015 |

At the 2015 Exploring Medical Missions Conference I enjoyed the pleasure of recognizing Hilarie Cranmer, a physician in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, and Director of their Global Disaster Response unit. She has served in post-conflict Kosovo, tsunami-affected Indonesia and Sri Lanka, hurricane-impacted Louisiana, earthquake-devastated Haiti and Arab-spring affected Tunisia.   […]

Earthquake Zone – India’s Emmanuel Hospital Association

Friday, July 10th, 2015 |

  April’s earthquake in Nepal drew refreshing attention to the culture and needs of Himalayan people. Located just across Nepal’s boarder is India’s Emmanuel Hospital Association (EHA) – an INMED Training Site. A high proportion of India’s wonderful people continue to suffer from preventable infections, tuberculosis, malaria, dysentary, malnutrition, and pregnancy-childbirth related complications. Most Indian […]

20,000 Cataracts Out ~ For 19,999 Sight Restored

Friday, July 3rd, 2015 |

  Steve Collins began his career as a pastor in Newfoundland, Canada. As one of the few educated individuals, town’s people began bringing all their sick to him for treatment advice. So off he went to medical school. In 1991, about the time I myself moved to Angola, Dr Collins was also drawn to that […]