Archive for January, 2020

Danger? Corona Virus And You

Friday, January 31st, 2020 |

  The developments are startling. Over the last week, the official number of coronavirus 2019-nCoV cases has doubled every day, and yesterday the WHO declared this a Global Health Emergency. While most cases (10,000+) are confined to China, the early death rate stands at 2-4 percent and as of today, 27 nations are reporting infections. […]

Transfusion In The Bush

Friday, January 24th, 2020 |

  “We gave our first-ever blood transfusion at Cavango Hospital (Angola, Africa).  Malaria had invaded and destroyed the blood of this one-year-old. His fingernails and conjunctiva were snow-white, revealing loss of more than 2/3 of his red blood cells. A finger stick showed blood as thin as tea. We treated his malaria and his fever […]

From What Global Health Careers Can I Choose?

Friday, January 17th, 2020 |

  The most important qualifications for global health service are a willing spirit and selfless attitude. Very few persons become wealthy or famous in this challenging field. But for those motivated out of genuine humane concern, the rewards are potentially bountiful. Global health colleagues are often some of the most exemplary and inspiring of individuals. […]

Tyler Coolman, 2019 Alumni Scholarship Fund Award Recipient

Friday, January 10th, 2020 |

Tyler Coolman, AT Still University Medical Student   “The trip to Nicaragua and Costa Rica was brief, but long enough for me to come to the agitating realization that resources and access seem to be the most important determinants of health,” observes Tyler Coolman, 2019 INMED Alumni Scholarship Fund Award Recipient. This initial experience as […]

Goals In 2020? “Just Do The Next Right Thing”

Friday, January 3rd, 2020 |

  What is ahead for you this year? You may be contemplating resolutions, worthy goals, or even detailed plans. You may also be sensing a familiar uncertainty about foreseeing the future. Our lives are strikingly vulnerable to unexpected illness, trauma, broken relationships, financial chaos, legal ruin, and more. But into the unknown we must proceed. […]