Mission & Values

Within our communities exist extraordinary numbers of individuals and families who are forgotten. Often these are the poor, unemployed, minorities, immigrants, disabled, elderly, and non-English speakers. Overlooked in the dash for progress, these often silent persons succumb to the physical and mental repercussions of neglect. Some two billion of them still lack basic nutrition, housing, safe water, education, and health care. As a result, their infants may only have a three in four chance of surviving beyond childhood, and those who do survive may live only into their thirties or forties. This should not be so!

 

Critical Deficiencies

 

Healthcare professionals who serve forgotten people often discover that their education and training poorly prepared them to work effectively, primarily because:

 

 

Inspiring Assistance

 

The Good Samaritan is a moving account told by the Great Physician of a compassionate outsider coming to the aid of a common man who was robbed, beaten, and left for dead. He urged, “Go and do likewise.” Many healthcare professionals today follow this model of kindness toward those who are most disadvantaged, making service to the poor an intentional career decision. Countless lives are preserved through their ongoing commitment, whether in their home communities or in distant locales.

 

Mission of INMED

 

The mission of the Institute for International Medicine is to equip healthcare professionals and students with the unique skills to serve forgotten people. INMED is a Missouri-registered, federally recognized 501c3 non-profit educational corporation established in 2003.

 

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Values of INMED

 

 

Partnership For Compassion

 

INMED’s Executive Officers and Board of Directors are pleased to partner with an ever growing number of students, healthcare professionals, universities, residency programs, healthcare facilities, and national health leaders – all intent on inspiring and equipping healthcare professionals to “Go and do likewise” in service of our world’s most forgotten.