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 Developing Communities (HEPFDC)” utilized by healthcare organizations, missions, and churches in the US and throughout the world. He is also specialty adviser for community health and primary care for Global Health Outreach, and a member of the Best Practices in Global Health Missions Working Group (www.BPGHM.org).
Dr Gorske began his work with people of developing communities over 40 years ago as a Navy pediatrician in the Vietnamese refugee camps, and has also had over 40 years experience with the development of health education and training programs.
He served as medical team leader for the International Red Cross in Iraq at the end of the first Gulf War, followed by over 45 short-term medical missions to numerous countries throughout the world. He also provided monthly long-term care to Indian migrant workers at a mission clinic in Baja, Mexico for over 15 years. He has also had years of training and experience in medical staff administration, education, credentialing, quality improvement/risk management, medical resident and student training, as well as additional positions of responsibility for the accreditation and quality of medical care provided by hospitals, clinics, and medical missions.
Terry Dalrymple serves as the Founder and Coordinator of the Global CHE Network, Vice-President of the Alliance for Transformational Ministry, and as faculty at the United Nation’s Geneva Institute for Leadership and Public Policy.
He has championed the cause of the poorest of the poor, training and mobilizing workers around the world to facilitate processes that lift whole communities out of cycles of poverty and disease and bring people to faith in Christ. Community Health Evangelism (CHE) is a strategy for village transformation that seamlessly integrates Christian Discipleship with disease prevention, and community-based development. Using this strategy, villages are transformed and movements are catalyzed that sweep the countryside. The strategy is multidimensional, addressing the whole need of individuals and communities – spiritually, physically, socially, intellectually, and economically. Representatives from more than 650 different organizations are now using it in 130 countries.
After a decade of service in the Philippines, Terry pioneered for Medical Ambassadors International in 9 countries in Southeast Asia, working together with partners to establish CHE programs in more than 400 communities. Later as International Coordinator at Medical Ambassadors, he guided the expansion of a growing global movement.
Terry is visionary leader with a global network. He will not stop until that little girl in the darkest corner of the smallest hut in the most marginalized village on earth has hope in Christ and the promise of a brighter future.