Archive for the ‘International Health News & Inspiration’ Category

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 ...

What Is The Genesis Of Christmas?

Friday, December 24th, 2021 |

  2 billion people in more than 160 countries over these next two days will celebrate Christmas. Most of these consider Christmas the year's most important holiday. In the United States alone, regardless of faith, 9 in 10 people observe the ...

What’s So “Good” about the “Samaritan”?

Friday, November 26th, 2021 |

  The virtue of the Good Samaritan inspires humanitarian efforts throughout the world. Leaders in disaster response, healthcare, search-and-rescue, and hunger relief all invoke this model of action and compassion. Who was the Samaritan and what was so good about this ...

Therapeutic Giving

Friday, November 19th, 2021 |

  These winter days are becoming shorter, and colder. Holidays are approaching, and we know we’re ‘supposed’ to be joyful. But amid the pandemic, financial uncertainty, and social unrest, we just cannot find much for which to give thanks.   In this season ...

Who Was The Very First In Medical Missions?

Friday, November 5th, 2021 |

  The early history of international medical missions is punctuated by one person inspiring another. Dr. John Thomas (1757-1801) was a British ship doctor with the for-profit East India Company working in southern Asia. But in 1787 he left the company to ...

The Most Inspiring International Health Book?

Friday, September 24th, 2021 |

  Daktar is the most riveting account of faith and healthcare I've ever enjoyed. Set amid the agonizing 1971 Bangladesh war for independence from Pakistan, Viggo Olson describes his very personal experience with injured and dying Bangladeshi people, and his heroic efforts ...

Who Received The 2021 Cross-Cultural Healthcare Service Award?

Friday, July 9th, 2021 |

The 2021 INMED Cross-Cultural Healthcare Service Award recipient is Martha B. Baird PhD, APRN/CNS-BC, CTN-A. Dr. Baird recently retired from the University of Kansas Medical Center as an associate clinical professor after 43 years in practice and teaching. She holds ...

Who Won The 2021 INMED International Medicine Award?

Friday, June 4th, 2021 |

This INMED Award recognizes those who have made a significant contribution to health in developing nations or toward the control of HIV in low-resource communities. Award recipients have demonstrated uncommon dedication and endurance in pursuit of this cause.   The 2021 INMED International ...