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Missing an opening

We see more than our fair share of these children, mainly because we can care for them—word gets out in Honduras when you are able to offer specialty care for certain conditions…

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An All-Star Grandmother

She left a militia-occupied area in the forest where she lost everything, moving with her grandchildren to live in the nearby community called Irumu.

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Poverty: A Marred Identity

New on Medical Missions 101 Blog: Systemic poverty often plagues the places where global health professionals serve. Grappling with this crushing reality can be overwhelming. Community health education is one tool that can help improve the well-being and dignity of those who suffer from the effects of poverty.

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Audits

“…a commitment to do the best for our patients.”

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Medical Mission Team Paternalism to Health Development

In early 2004, my wife, Candi, and I joined Mercy Ships, an international hospital ship program that at that time also facilitated community-based projects while the ships are in port. We turned to using health development program models to design short-term land based global health initiatives after joining. Re-developing the

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The struggle is real…

In the middle of a conversation with fellow missionaries I realized just how weird our life can be over here in Africa. Water has been a real struggle lately, mainly it’s the lack of water that causes the struggle. I had gone to discuss a case with the surgeons and the water topic came up:The water struggle is real!

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Spending Time in Her Shoes

The experience of life in the developed world is very different from that of the developing world. How can western health educators understand the lives of the people they serve? They need personal knowledge of the daily challenges that people in the local community face. Preparing Westerner Health Educators for the

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Top 6 Excuses

We finally decided that there was too much risk to wait any longer; we had to operate and find out what was going on inside his abdomen. 

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