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Douglas Huber Honored as "Champion"
 
Dr. Douglas Huber received the 2014 CCIH Christian International Health Champion Award at the annual conference. The award was launched this year to recognize an individual who has dedicated his or her life to global health from a Christian perspective and made significant contributions to the field.
 
“Dr. Huber has been a global health advocate and dedicated volunteer to the cause of serving those in need across the globe for many years,” said CCIH Executive Director Ray Martin. “He has generously devoted his time and medical expertise to improving maternal and child health and promoting family planning in a way that is sensitive to the faith traditions of communities. As a reproductive health expert with a strong personal faith, he has helped many denominations and faith-based organizations appreciate the tremendous value of family planning, sometimes called child spacing, for improved maternal and child health.” Douglas Huber (above left) receives the award from Ray Martin.   
 
Dr. Huber has worked in international heath for 40 years with a focus on reproductive health, research and innovative community program implementation. He designed and led community-based family planning programs in Bangladesh from 1975 to 1979 that helped guide the national family planning program. As a missionary for the Episcopal Church from 2002 to 2004, Dr. Huber served as the HIV/AIDS advisor to the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa, which served 42 million Anglicans in 25 countries. From 2006 to 2008 he designed and directed the Afghanistan Accelerating Contraceptive Use project, which has been replicated nationwide by the Afghan Ministry of Health.
 
 
Transforming Lives: Christians in Global Health
 
Gil Odendaal, vice president of Integral Mission at World Relief kicked off the 28th Annual Conference on June 20 with an inspiring discussion of what it means to integrate "word and deed" and how Christians working in global health need to work to bring healing to body and spirit.The conference was held held June 20-23 at Marymount University in Arlington, Va. Presentations explored how Christians are Transforming Lives, responding and providing compassionate care as crises unfold across the globe; ensuring excellence in practices and working to forge partnerships to strengthen services; and serving as a voice for the vulnerable.     
 
Last Updated ( Monday, 23 June 2014 09:48 )