2016 Conference Dates Announced Print

The CCIH 2016 Annual Conference will be held June 17-19, 2016 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA. Our theme is Sustainable Development from a Christian Perspective. We will explore the enormous potential of the faith community to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and improve health for millions across the globe. See presentations and videos from the 2015 conference here.   

Last Updated ( Friday, 13 November 2015 16:28 )
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
Last Updated ( Sunday, 11 October 2015 15:50 )
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. 
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 16 September 2015 21:20 )
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
Last Updated ( Thursday, 10 September 2015 18:07 )
Annual Conference Print
The CCIH 29th Annual Conference, held June 26-28 in Arlington, VA, USA, attracted 186 attendees from 16 nations, the highest attendance since the conferences began 30 years ago. Attendees ranged from students and recent graduates to CEOs, with four times as many students and CEOs attending in 2015 than attended the conference in 2014. 
Christian fellowship has always been one of the highlights of the CCIH Conference. “In past years I have been privileged to participate in a number of CCIH conferences,” said Dick Stellway, PhD, Facilitator for the Children, AIDS and Adversity Forum with Community Vision International, a ministry serving people with disabilities. “The opportunity to meet and learn from and fellowship with Christians who have dedicated their lives to serving others is always a high point for me.  This year’s conference once again ‘filled this bill’—right from the start.” See more about the conference
Shown above is Linda Funke of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Tanzania. Photo: Javier Pierrend


Last Updated ( Sunday, 16 August 2015 13:05 )
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