Archive for April, 2016

Hunger Games: Starvation And Hope In Syria

Friday, April 29th, 2016 |

  Just yesterday our United Nations humanitarian leader disclosed how hunger is being used as a subjugation tactic in the Syrian conflicts. “Current levels of access leave civilians starving and without medical care,” declares Stephen O’Brien, who points out the deliberate theft of food and medical supplies from what few relief convoys are permitted into […]

Scott Kujath – 2016 INMED International Medicine Award Recipient

Friday, April 22nd, 2016 |

This award recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to health in developing nations. Award recipients have demonstrated uncommon dedication and endurance in pursuit of this cause. The Institute for International Medicine is overjoyed to announce the 2016 INMED International Medicine Award Recipient: Scott Kujath.   Well known in Kansas City as an […]

Howard Searle – 2016 INMED Cross-Cultural Healthcare Leadership Award Recipient

Friday, April 15th, 2016 |

This award recognizes one who has made significant leadership contributions to bridging cultural gaps in healthcare services and has set an example for other leaders to emulate. The Institute for International Medicine is very proud to honor the 2016 INMED Cross-Cultural Healthcare Leadership Award Recipient: Howard Searle.   In 1965 – fully fifty-one years ago […]

Impending Catastrophe: Collapse Of Mosul Dam

Friday, April 8th, 2016 |

  ISIS poses violent threat to life and liberty. This is well known. CNN in December 2015 estimated that over a two-year period ISIS killed some 1,200 people in Iraq and Syria. But another far greater threat looms: Collapse Of Mosul Dam. Built on the Tigris River in the early 1980s, the unstable ground underneath […]

Eager To Assist: Kurds Welcome People Fleeing ISIS

Friday, April 1st, 2016 |

  From the highest point in Duhok – northern Iraq’s and Kurdistan’s largest city – I am viewing the city of Mosul just 40 miles to the south. Mosul fell to ISIS 21 months ago, and the status of Mosul citizens is illustrated by the vast tent cities which lie between Mosul and Duhok. Tens of […]