CCIH Members Respond to Ebola Print
Since the Ebola outbreak began in March of this year, there have been more than 4,290 cases and at least 2,296 deaths either confirmed or suspected from the virus in Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone. Faith-based organizations, including a number of CCIH members, have been quick to respond to the outbreak, treating patients, providing much-needed supplies and educating the at-risk public about the virus. See the full article
 
Above: A health worker assists a colleague with his protective gear, as they collect the body of a man suspected to have died from Ebola in Monrovia, Liberia. Credit: AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh. Courtesy of IMA World Health
 
Last Updated ( Monday, 15 September 2014 23:58 )
 
Executive Director Transition Print
Ray Martin, who is stepping down after 14 years as CCIH Executive Director shares his thoughts on the organization's evolution, its current state, and his plans for the future. As of September 1, 2014, Ray assumes the title of Executive Director Emeritus for CCIH and will remain involved with the organization. 
 
Reflections on Two Decades with CCIH
 
by Ray Martin, CCIH Executive Director Emeritus
 
I would never have dreamed in 1994 when I accepted Frank Baer's invitation to go to a CCIH conference that I would eventually serve on the CCIH Board for 18 years, the last 14 as Executive Director. Encountering this fledgling community of Christian global health professionals was a life-changing experience for me.
 
But as Greek philosopher Heraclitus said around 500 BC, "The only thing that is constant is change.” I am now stepping down, figuring that in my mid-70s it is time for others to take on the leadership of CCIH. I do plan to remain active with CCIH, however, but in a different and less intense role, working with my interim successor Garrett Grigsby, the CCIH staff and board, and all of you as members in our shared mission of "promoting global health and wholeness from a Christian perspective."
Last Updated ( Monday, 15 September 2014 23:47 )
 
CBCHS Fights Cervical Cancer with Vaccine Print
Christian Organization Protects Girls from Cervical Cancer in Cameroon
 
The Cameroon Baptist Health Convention Services (CBCHS) has been providing care and preventive health services in Cameroon for more than 60 years, operating six hospitals and more than 75 health units in the African nation. In response to the high rate of cervical cancer in Cameroon, CBCHS Women’s Health Program (WHP) embarked on a program in 2010 to protect girls from developing the disease by vaccinating them against the Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) that causes cervical cancer.
 
Many Cameroonians have had a family member, friend or colleague who has died of cervical cancer. The CBCHS promoted the HPV vaccine as the best way to prevent such sad cases in the future. Cervical cancer is the second most common cancer in women worldwide, with 500,000 new cases and more than 250,000 deaths reported each year. It is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women in developing nations. Africa has been especially hard hit by this cancer, as women there generally have limited access to screening and early treatment common in developed nations.
Last Updated ( Friday, 05 September 2014 12:13 )
 
Conference Presentations and Videos Print
Conference Presentations and Videos Available Online 
 
Videos of CCIH Conference plenary sessions and PowerPoint presentations or outlines are posted on the CCIH website. Please visit 2014 CCIH Conference Conference Presentations 
  
Like CCIH on Facebook to see the Conference Photo album!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:42 )
 
F2A Mapping Study on FBO Approaches Print
F2A, the Faith to Action Network, recently published a mapping study with support from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands to shed light on the opportunities and barriers faith-based organizations face working on sexual and reproductive health. These findings are intended to leverage existing strengths and mitigate challenges to deliver family health and well-being.
 
F2A is a global interfaith network that promotes dialogue and builds the technical and financial capacity of faith organizations and religious institutions in support of family health and well-being. It supports families having increased access to information and quality services on family planning and reproductive health consistent with their faith. View the Report 
 
Last Updated ( Friday, 22 August 2014 18:30 )
 
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