2016 Conference Print

There is Still Time to Register for the CCIH Annual Conference
Speakers Address Faith Journeys, Christians and Sustainability and Much More
From global health leaders sharing their faith journeys and the paths that led to their current positions to discussions of what sustainability means in the work of Christians, this year’s CCIH conference will cover a wide range of topics. The conference will be held June 17-19, 2016 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. It features five plenary sessions and twelve breakout sessions, with discussions on faith communities and Ebola recovery, engaging religious leaders in health work, incorporating local languages in programming, integrating our faith in our work, maternal and child health, and much more.
Highlights include a Sunday morning session featuring three high-level leaders in global health and development who will share the stories of their personal faith journeys and how their careers and faith have intersected. We will hear from Ambassador and Former Congressman Tony Hall, Executive Director Emeritus for the Alliance to End Hunger; Dick Day, Regional Director for Africa for the U.S. Peace Corps; and David Sutherland, CEO of International Care Ministries, who will share his journey from corporate law to leading an organization helping the ultra-poor in the Philippines.

The closing plenary features Dr. Jonathan Quick, CEO of Management Sciences for Health in a session on Living Our Faith through Pandemic Prevention and Strong Public Health Systems. Two pre-conference sessions include Overcoming Cultural, Religious and Social Barriers to Family Planning and Key Elements to Creating Successful Grant Applications. See the full schedule for more details. 
Visit the conference website to see the schedule and learn about registration rates, conference location, accommodations, travel and more.

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Faith Leaders Make Commitments at ICFP Print
Eighty-five faith leaders from 26 nations came together at the International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in the first-ever Faith Pre-conference January 24-25 in Indonesia to discuss best practices in faith-based involvement in family planning and commit to scaling up services to help families with healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies. The delegates recognize the enormous opportunities presented by the faith community to help meet the unmet need for family planning for millions of couples and made commitments regarding how they will help scale up family planning during the Pre-conference. See the Statement of Commitments | French | Indonesian
Photo courtesy of the International Conference on Family Planning
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MAMA Project Print

Hope for Malnourished Children in Honduras 

In August, the MAMA Project sent teams of volunteers to rural villages in Honduras to provide care for people who have little or no access to medical services. The MAMA Project is a Christian organization and CCIH member based in Pennsburg, Pennsylvania in the U.S. Each year, the organization sends between 15 to 18 teams of physicians, nurses, dentists and translators to Honduras, and has already sent approximately 200 volunteers this year.
“We travel to areas where people have to walk one to two hours to get to a clinic,” explains Amanda Sagastume, Program Coordinator for the MAMA Project. “We often find children with malnutrition, intestinal parasites and asthma, and adults with high blood pressure. People do not have the money to get the care that they need.” 
Volunteer Stacey Kenny is shown above with a child at a MAMA Project Nutrition Center in August 2015. 
Malnutrition is a major problem for children in Honduras. The MAMA Project operates Nutrition Centers where malnourished children can be treated and mothers can learn how to improve nutrition. 
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USG Pre-Conference Print

In a pre-conference session at the CCIH 2015 Annual Conference on Engaging with the US Government to End Extreme Poverty, Admiral Tim Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator and Leader of the President’s Malaria Initiative (PMI) explained how 30 percent of PMI’s partners are faith-based organizations. He remarked that FBOs are the ones who are there for disasters and remain for the long-term, adding, “Thank you for your service and the role you plan in linking the spiritual component with the high-quality care you provide.” Also speaking were Danielle Mutone-Smith, Head of the Policy Team, USAID Office of Food for Peace; Peter Morris, Division Chief, Preparedness, Strategic Planning and Mitigation, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID; and Gary Barrett, Senior Program Advisor, American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Program, USAID. | See more presentations and videos here
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USAID Partner Vetting System Print
CCIH partnered with the Accord Network to host a call September 10 with USAID representatives to help faith-based organizations learn about the agency's new Partner Vetting System (PVS). 
PVS went into effect on July 27, 2015 to support the vetting of individuals and directors, officers or other principal employees of non-governmental organizations that apply for USAID contracts, grants, cooperative agreements or other funding, and of NGOs that apply for registration with USAID as private and voluntary organizations. The PVS database will collect personal, financial, biographical, employment, and educational information. 
See USAID Powerpoint Presentation about PVS
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