CCIH at the Global Missions Health Conference 2011 Print {sharethis label=}
This year, CCIH members, volunteers and staff again participated in the Global Missions Health Conference as a partner organization. The conference took place in Louisville, KY, from 10-12 November, 2011 and is one of the largest global missions health conferences in the world, typically attended by 2,500-3,000 mission minded nurses, physicians, public health professionals and other clinicians.
CCIH was represented through the CCIH booth, which promotes CCIH as well as our members and affiliates, and through the “Family Planning for Christians” booth that was sponsored by the UN foundation and the Institute for Reproductive Health (IRH) at Georgetown University. Both booths were very popular and well attended. The FP for Christians booth brought much needed attention to this arena, and our staff and volunteers were able to spend time discussing relevant topics within family planning and educated many attendees on fertility awareness methods (FAM), especially the standard days method (SDM) and the use of CycleBeads®.  
 
The GMHC is an important event for CCIH members to engage with others working in the field of international health. Though most who attend GMHC are not members of CCIH, we are continually looking for ways to engage this audience in an effort to bring together different players in this field for the sake of learning, collaboration and building on what has been learned and accomplished as the body of Christ. Steve Saint, son of Nate Saint, gave a standing-room only talk on how to preserve the dignity of those we serve and challenged an audience of mostly young health professionals to think about missions in a new way.  

Be sure to check out their website post-conference, as they provide great resources for those interested or working in medical missions and global health.

CCIH at the Global Missions Health Conference | photos

The Institute, The Network, Preparation | view

Global Missions Health Conference Schedule | view

Breakout Session Resources | view

Last Updated ( Saturday, 19 November 2011 18:58 )