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Introduction – Important CE Information Please Review

Thank you for participating in this course for Continuing Education (CE) Credit. Please read all of the information on this page before beginning any Lessons. After you have read this information you may access the lessons at this COURSE LINK. Once you have completed all of the Lessons for which

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Lesson 11 – Case Studies in Tropical Medicine

Dr. Laura Smelter reviews case studies for the most common tropical diseases and discusses WHO standards and guidelines for their management. Dr. Smelter is Director of Training for Christian Health Services Corps. She received her MD from MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine. She completed her residency at the St. Joseph Regional

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Lesson 10 – WHO Guidelines for Health Education in Resource-Poor Settings

Dr. Arnold Gorske and Terry Darlymple give an overview of the WHO guidelines for community health screening and education engagement. Arnold Gorske, MD, FAAP is CEO of Standards of Excellence in Healthcare Missions (www.SOEHM.org) an affiliate of the Alliance for Transformational Ministry. He is also editor of the “Health Education Program for

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Lesson 9 – WHO Safe Surgery Guidelines for Resource-Poor Settings

Presented by Bruce Carl Steffes, MD, and Jefferson McKenney M.D. Dr. Bruce Steffes is a surgeon with 20 years’ experience in mission medicine. He spent 11 years in leadership of the Pan-African Academy of Christian Surgeons, 16 years in post-graduate medicine  and remains active in development of curriculum and testing for

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Lesson 8 – WHO/UNICEF Guidelines for Child Health in Resource-Poor Settings

WHO/UNICEF Guidelines Child Health in developing countries, including overview of managing children with severe acute malnutrition. Presented by Gregory Seager MSN/ RN Greg is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC), the only mission organization that specializes in sending and supporting healthcare professionals as

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Lesson 7 – An Asset-Based Approach to Community Health

0.5 Hours of CE Available for this session According to the World Health Organization (WHO) Community Health Programs, have been an effective way to help meet the growing shortage of healthcare workers in the developing world. However, by their very nature these programs are vulnerable unless they are driven, owned

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Lesson 5 – Pharmaceutical Safety in the Mission Field

Dr. Gorske reviews relevant medical, nursing and pharmacovigilance standards for practice in developing countries. He looks at the evidence that supports relevant World Health Organization guidelines and practice standards for developing countries. He also looks at what medications can and cannot be safely used by short-term healthcare mission volunteers. Presented

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Lesson 4 – International Standards for Disaster and Refugee Response

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHRC), the world is now experiencing the highest levels of displacement on record. Globally, an unprecedented 65.6 million people have been forced from home (2018). North American healthcare volunteers often serve in the frontlines caring for people displaced by disasters or

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Lesson 3 – Medical Education as a Global Health Missions Paradigm

The healthcare workforce in developing countries is a critical situation and is expected to worsen according to the WHO and Global Health Workforce Alliance (2015).  In their report entitled “A Universal Truth: No health without a workforce”, they outline how there is a need for at least 7.2 million more

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Lesson 2 – Packing: A Missionary Surgeon’s Perspective

One cannot deny the great need for in surgical programs in global health. According to Lancet Commission on Global Surgery (2015) Two-thirds of the world’s population have no access to safe and affordable surgery, according to a new study in The Lancet – more than double the number in previous

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Lesson 1 – Improving Access to Healthcare for the Poor

Research tells us that at least 50% of the healthcare provided in sub-Saharan Africa comes through Christian mission hospitals and health program. Founded by many Christian denominations, these mission hospitals are often the only access to lifesaving healthcare for vulnerable populations. Christian Mission hospitals and health programs account for between

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