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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 
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Last Updated ( Thursday, 24 July 2014 20:42 )
Mapping Study on FBO Approaches Print {sharethis label=}
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.
Faith to Action 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 ( Wednesday, 22 April 2015 14:09 )
FBOs and Family Planning in Uganda and Nigeria Print {sharethis label=}
In a session at the Center for Strategic and International Studies on June 24, 2014, Dr. Daniel Gobgab of the Christian Health Association of Nigeria (below left) and Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (right) addressed how their organizations are working with faith communities to increase family planning use for improved maternal and child health.

Some of the key issues discussed included: 
  • Methods provided by CHAN and UPMB member facilities
  • How health workers at CHAN and UPMB member facilities respond to clients of various faith perspectives on family planning
  • How UPMB and CHAN reach out to faith leaders to engage them in educating communities on family planning
  • Response by CHAN facilities to people displaced as a result of the recent insurgency
  • Response of the Nigerian and Ugandan government on family planning
  • Family planning advocacy and their experiences in CCIH’s Advocacy Day
  • How and why CCIH became involved in family planning advocacy 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 25 June 2014 15:17 )
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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 )
Immunization and Faith Communities Print {sharethis label=}
CCIH recently produced a fact sheet about the life-saving power of vaccines, the current role of faith-based organizations in immunization, and the potential of faith communities to save even more lives with vaccines. The World Health Organization estimates roughly 1.5 million children die each year from diseases that can be prevented with vaccines. 
Faith-based organizations are already providing vaccines and educating communities about the need for immunization, and with greater education of people of faith and the greater global health community, the influence and wide reach of faith communities can be leveraged to reach more families and save the lives of many more children. | View Vaccines Save Lives
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