Archive for February, 2018

Remembering Billy Graham

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018 |

  Let’s pause to remember the remarkable life of Billy Graham, who on February 21st changed his address. As a young man growing up in the 1970s, his influence was striking. Even my precious Greek-Orthodox, rather spiritually disinterested, father would watch Graham speak. My closest personal encounter with Billy Graham occurred at the 1981 InterVarsity […]

Mobile Worldwide Health Priorities

Friday, February 16th, 2018 |

What a profound difference fifteen years has made. I’m not referring to development of a new mobile app, but rather to the mobility we are witnessing in the causes of disability-adjusted life years (DALYs) lost. In the year 2000, in the world’s lowest income nations the leading threat were these:   Then in the early […]

Does Better Health Lead To Overpopulation?

Friday, February 9th, 2018 |

  It’s a timeless position, one that Ebenezer Scrooge advanced way back in 1843: “If he (Tiny Tim) be likely to die, he had better do it,” said Scrooge, “and decrease the surplus population.” More recently, skeptics of efforts to improve worldwide health have similarly argued that with less death around the globe, populations would […]

What’s Your Take On Serving People?

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 |

  What’s your pearl about serving? What wisdom can you share about this virtue? Please come join myself and the full INMED community on Thu-Fri, April 12-13 for the 2018 Humanitarian Health Conference, where our theme this year is the Art of Serving.   Here, all of us – healthcare professionals, students of all sorts, […]