Archive for the ‘International Health News & Inspiration’ Category

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 ...

Would You Gamble With Your Life?

Friday, May 28th, 2021 |

  Would you gamble with your life? Take a risk? Go all in? Put it all on the line? Make a heavy investment? Startling as this action sounds, the fact is that we all gamble with our lives. Every day we make ...

Are You Contagious?

Thursday, May 6th, 2021 |

  Are you infected?...feverish?...coughing?...contagious? As we increasingly venture out into public spaces, we do so realizing the risks of becoming infected from another person who is contagious with Covid-19, influenza, tuberculosis, measles, even anthrax. Hence, we take proven-effective precautions to protect ourselves, ...

Find Love – And More – At The Humanitarian Health Conference

Friday, April 16th, 2021 |

  "Look for love in all the right places!" This timeless dating advice means hanging out in venues that attract people with your values and ambitions. Introducing Nathaniel Uhl and Lana Borden, both single nurses in Kansas City with parallel vision. ...

Who Is The Most Famous Person In Global Health?

Friday, March 26th, 2021 |

  Who is the most famous person in global health? The question is ironic. By nature,  global health volunteers are largely self-sacrificing and self-effacing. No one enters this field to become wealthy or famous. Nevertheless, inspiring personalities occasionally gain notoriety not ...