Global Health News and Events

One Brain at a Time, part 2: Are medical missions doing more harm than good?
By Tony Bartelme
The Post and Courier
Originally published 12:00 a.m., July 26, 2010
Updated 02:25 p.m., July 26, 2010

More than 500 groups around the world run upward of 6,000 short-term medical missions a year.

The flight lands in Oregon, 9,500 miles from Tanzania. Dilan Ellegala fills his lungs. No smell of wood smoke here. He just spent the past six months volunteering in a