Archive for 07/2013

Responding to critiques: dependence - but how and why?

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By Lawrence Loh, MD MPH-‚ÄčOne of the most traditional concerns described about short-term medical experiences is that providing such aid / charity amounts to a hand-out, and if done constantly, will result in breeding dependence the argument is that over time, if constant short-term experiences visit a community and provide downstream aid there is little incentive for local groups and leadership to actually rectify…

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