Archive for the ‘International Health News & Inspiration’ Category

War At Christmas

Friday, December 1st, 2023 |

[caption id="attachment_5122" align="alignleft" width="530"] "Christmas Truce" from the Illustrated London News, Jan 9, 1915 by A. C. Michael.[/caption]   Such a disturbing phrase, "War at Christmas." Our holiday season is sobered by news and images of immeasurable suffering in Israel and Gaza. ...

Who is 2023’s Comninellis Award for Compassionate Service to Humanity Recipient?

Friday, October 20th, 2023 |

  This award was established by the INMED Board of Directors to recognize people who demonstrate care and concern for those in need, who give selflessly of their time and resources, and who inspire others to take similar action.   The 2023 Comninellis ...

2023 INMED International Medicine Award Recipient: David Vanderpool

Friday, June 16th, 2023 |

  This award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to health in developing nations. Award recipients have demonstrated uncommon dedication and endurance in pursuit of this cause.   The 2023 INMED International Medicine Award recipient is David Vanderpool. A general surgeon originally ...

Seven Years An Al-Qaeda Captive

Friday, May 19th, 2023 |

  "I'm already giving you all I can," was his reply to a man begging at the house. As a young doctor, I was with SIM in the world's very poorest nation: Burkina Faso, West Africa. It was Ken Elliot speaking, ...

Who Are The 2023 INMED Award Winners?

Friday, May 5th, 2023 |

  Healthcare for forgotten people is punctuated by professionals who inspire their younger associates to consider similar careers. INMED is honored to recognize such quality professionals by announcing these recipients of the INMED Awards at the 2023 Humanitarian Health Conference, June ...

Who Is The Most Famous Musician In International Health?

Friday, March 17th, 2023 |

  Albert Schweitzer is one of international health's most fascinating personalities. Born in on the border between France and Germany in 1875, by age 30 Schweitzer distinguished himself with advanced accomplishments in theology, philosophy and music. Most notably, Schweitzer transposed Bach's ...

WHY Did Jesus Come?

Friday, December 9th, 2022 |

  At Christmas time we focus most on the details of Jesus Christ's birth: the prophecies, star, virgin mother, impoverished setting, jubilant angels, and frightened shepherds. These indeed are intriguing and worthy of celebration. But let's look deeper beyond the details ...

Who Received the 2022 National Healthcare Service Award?

Friday, May 20th, 2022 |

  Many health care professionals within their own nations are sacrificing personal comfort to care for their neglected neighbors. The award recipients are role models in providing health care for their own people.   The 2022 INMED National Healthcare Service Award recipient is ...

Uncommon Valor: John Testrake

Friday, April 8th, 2022 |

  Frodo: "I wish none of this had happened." Gandalf: "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is ...

Ukraine, INMED, and You

Friday, February 25th, 2022 |

  Amid the mushrooming violence throughout Ukraine, who of all is most likely to suffer? The soldiers? Indeed, some have died. The political and business personnel? Certainly, some have already lost fortunes. However, all modern wars are characterized by one frightening ...