How to provide health care in rural areas

Usually, when we think of health care, we tend to think of hospitals and clinics or maybe even healthcare professionals like doctors and nurses. But what do you do when you live in an area of the world without a healthcare facility or provider for miles? During our days of rural community development work, almost […]

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Examples of Health Care Projects

During the course of any year, about 25% of our relief and development projects have a significant health care component. We have projects that deal in treatment or primary care, and we have projects that provide preventative measures. I would like to list a few as examples for the reader. 4 examples of treatment projects […]

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A Global Health Care Debate

Treatment or prevention? This debate is an important part of the global health discussion. As a leader of a relief and development organization, I constantly consider effective and efficient ways to utilize our available resources- financial, people, influence, etc.- for maximum impact. Thus when we look at health problems and solutions, we must ask, “Which […]

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Let’s Talk about Global Health Care

We live in a modern world, right? Science and especially medical sciences have made huge strides in the last few decades. It would seem that quality of life is improving for all, at least from a health care perspective… Right? Maybe. While huge gains have been made medically speaking, here are some stark facts… Over 1 […]

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Dive deeper into development: a recommended reading list

If you’ve read posts about community development on the BGR Blog and want to dive deeper, look no further. CEO Jeff Palmer has compiled a list of recommended reading. Have you read other books on these topics? Tell us in the comments below! Refugees Seeking Refuge: On the Shores of the Global Refugee Crisis By […]

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