Archive for the ‘International Public Health’ Category

Join INMED’s Refugee Care Simulation on June 10-11

Thursday, March 31st, 2022 |

  Are you distressed over the millions of Ukrainians bombed out of their homes? Do you feel a burden in your soul to act on their behalf? Then join INMED's Refugee Care Simulation at the Humanitarian Health Conference in Kansas City on ...

Refugee Care: Resolution Phase

Friday, March 25th, 2022 |

  How long does one remain a refugee?  Imagine abandoning your home over fear of losing your life, and then often living without family, possessions, livelihood, or ability to plan for your future. Even with significant assistance, such a limbo existence ...

Refugee Care: Maintenance Phase

Friday, March 18th, 2022 |

  The emergency phase of refugee care requires immediate shelter, nutrition, and medical intervention. If the displacement extends beyond a period of weeks, additional human needs must be addressed. Phase 3, the Maintenance Phase, has begun.   Since the Russian invasion of Ukraine, ...

Refugee Care: Emergency Phase

Friday, March 11th, 2022 |

  Despite skilled negotiation when conflict appears imminent, the pre-emergency phase, diplomatic forces often fail. Conflict irrupts. Civilians are threatened with violence, repression, hunger, and disease. Faced with little alternative, they flee their homes seeking immediate safety, commonly traveling by foot ...

Refugee Care: Pre-Emergency Phase

Friday, March 4th, 2022 |

  This winter I am teaching the INMED International Refugee Care Course. In January and February, we explored the notable crises in Venezuela, Yemen, Syria, and surrounding nations. 12 days ago, as hundreds of thousands of women and children fled Ukraine, an ...

Why Do We Still Have Refugees?

Friday, January 7th, 2022 |

Why do we still have refugees? As critical as is this question, a thoughtful inquiry begins with still deeper questions: why do we still have war, poverty, or social injustice? One week each month, I am the emergency physician for ...

Controlling The Next Emergency Pandemic

Friday, October 15th, 2021 |

  Is the COVID-19 Pandemic simply a once-in-a-lifetime threat? Or rather, is this a warning of health emergencies to come? Today's globalization of travel and commerce make communicable, infectious diseases much more transmissible person-to-person and nation-to-nation. August's analysis by the Center ...

Is It Ethical To Send Covid Vaccine Abroad?

Friday, October 1st, 2021 |

  700,000 Americans are now documented dead from COVID-19, making it the deadliest disease event in American history. This grim stat exceeds even the number of deaths from the infamous 1918 Spanish Influenza. To date, 400 million doses of highly effective ...

Afghanistan Heightens Worldwide Refugee Crisis

Friday, August 20th, 2021 |

  "Turbulence in Afghanistan - people fleeing their homes from the Taliban - is already provoking worldwide migration," report my colleagues at the United Nations. "Like a ripply effect, desperate human beings running for their borders provoke greater insecurity among vulnerable ...

Healthcare for Marginalized Americans

Friday, August 13th, 2021 |

Mother and children during the Great Depression. Elm Grove, Oklahoma, USA.   Many people live on the margins of United States society due to race, language, ethnicity, income, immigration status, and more. The United States is distinct from other developed countries in ...