Senator Graham Urges Faith Community Advocacy for PEPFAR Print {sharethis label=}
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) affirmed his belief that the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has had an enormous impact for the relatively small investment made by the U.S. and urged the faith community to continue to advocate for it at an event sponsored by CCIH along with a coalition of faith-based organizations and others working in global health on Tuesday, May 14 on Capitol Hill.
 
Sen. Graham noted that while the United States spends approximately 1 percent of its budget on foreign assistance, most Americans believe it to be much higher. He said, “Americans are generous, but they insist we spend wisely,” and added that he cannot think of a better example of a program with a higher impact for the investment than PEPFAR. Senator Graham serves as Ranking Member of the State Foreign Operations Subcommittee on Appropriations.
 
Ambassador Eric Goosby, M.D, U.S. global AIDS coordinator and special representative, Office of Global Health Diplomacy and head of PEPFAR, also spoke at the event, saying millions of men, women and children are alive today due to PEPFAR and the support of advocates such as Senator Graham and partners in the faith community. “Since the early days, faith-based organizations have played a unique role in the response to AIDS. We have relied heavily on faith-based organizations to help stem the rising tide of new infections,” said Dr. Goosby. He explained that faith-based organizations were often the primary vehicle to reach those in need and commented on the extraordinary network and reach of faith communities in developing nations.
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Sojourners Publishes Article Featuring CCIH Member Print {sharethis label=}

March 8 is International Women's Day. While the world has seen great progress in rights and empowerment for women and girls, there is still much work to be done. Gender-based violence touches every part of the globe, and is especially widespread in some areas. The Christian publication, Sojourners, published an article featuring the work of CCIH member the Free Methodist Church's Nundu Hospital in Kivu province in the DRC to help victims and sensitize communities to put an end to the violence. | View the article   

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Family Planning Challenges Print {sharethis label=}
The latest addition to the CCIH Voices from the Global South series features the work of Christian Relief and Development, Inc. to help families safely space the births of their children in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
 
While stories of religious groups discouraging contraception often gain attention in the media, it is frequently lack of supplies and information and not faith that inhibits couples in developing nations from planning and safely spacing the births of their children. In reality, people of faith and faith-based organizations are providing family planning services in places where families struggle to feed their children and women often die in childbirth.
 
Last Updated ( Saturday, 08 December 2012 12:46 )
 
Global Week of Action to End Child Deaths Print {sharethis label=}

From November 13-20, join CCIH member World Vision as they unite hundreds of thousands of people around the world in over 60 countries in a Global Week of Action to end preventable child deaths. The Child Health Now movement is working toward an end to the 6.9 million deaths of children under five that happen every year.

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Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2012 21:27 )
 
CCIH at Global Missions Health Conference Print {sharethis label=}
CCIH was reprsesented at the Global Missions Health Conference (GMHC) 2012 from November 8-10 in Louisville, Kentucky, where we shared our message and mission of promoting international health and wholeness from a Christian perspective.
 
CCIH Executive Director Ray Martin and Mona Bormet, CCIH Project Manager for Policy and Advocacy, conducted a session on How Faith-Based Organizations Can Influence Global Health Policy on Friday, November 9.
 
 
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 13 November 2012 21:12 )
 
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