CCIH 2nd Annual Advocacy Day Print {sharethis label=}

Immediately following the conference on Monday June 11, more than 40 participants attended CCIH's second Advocacy Day and met with staff of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate to share their experiences in how U.S. support for globalhealth programs benefits women, children, and families, and can lift entire communities out of poverty. 

CCIH was happy to partner with UMC Healthy Familes Healthy Planet, the New Evangelical Partnership for the Common Good, UNAIDS, and the Adventist Development and Relief Agency in a luncheon briefing to share the powerful role faith-based organizations have in reaching vulnerable populations and providing care. It was a packed room and we thank all who participated!

Last Updated ( Friday, 22 June 2012 12:34 )
 
CCIH's Dr. Mosley Writes for On Faith in the Washington Post Print {sharethis label=}

A piece by CCIH member W. Henry Mosley, MD, MPH, was featured in the On Faith section of the Washington Post online on May 12. In the piece, On Mother's Day, the Gift of Family Planning, Dr. Mosley shares his observations on the positive impact of family planning services on the health of mothers, children and communities from his experiences of 45 years as an international public health professional. Dr. Mosley encourages a return to a discussion about family planning that is centered around maternal and child health. He is professor emeritus at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 May 2012 13:13 )
 
CCIH Members Write on G8 Impact in Huffington Post Series Print {sharethis label=}

CCIH has been participating in a campaign to raise awareness ahead of the G8 Summit about the need for greater commitment and action by the world's wealthiest nations to address issues threatening global health and development. G8 leaders will meet at Camp David in Maryland May 18-19 to discuss a variety of topics. Organizations participating in the campaign are attempting to encourage discussion of food security and nutrition, neglected diseases, HIV/AIDS, maternal and child health, and other issues that threaten global health, economic development and security.

In addition to a twitter campaign, a series of blog posts on the need for greater action by G8 nations has been running on the Huffington Post Impact section. CCIH member Dr. Bob Carter of SIM (Serving in Mission) contributed an article on the positive impact the involvement of wealthy nations has had in the fight against HIV/AIDS and the need for continued financial support, programs to encourage behavior change, and the engagement of faith-based organizations to maintain progress in the struggle against HIV/AIDS. In World Leaders Must Keep Commitment To Fighting HIV or Risk Losing Hard-Won Gains, Dr. Carter shares his experiences working with people affected by HIV/AIDS in Zambia and Kenya, and the story of one girl living with HIV infection.

Adam Taylor, Vice President of Advocacy with CCIH member World Vision, also wrote for the series and shares his experiences in Niger and the perspectives of community health workers, calling for better nutrition, access to clean water and improved medical care to enhance maternal health in Dear G8: We Can Be Hunger Free.

 

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 May 2012 20:56 )
 
Mother's Day 2012 Outreach Resources for your Church Print {sharethis label=}
 
 
 
Please take the time to let your friends, family, local media, and representatives in Congress know that you and faith-based organizations are caring for women and children in need all over the world. Closely spaced pregnancies increase risks to the health of the mother, baby, and other children in the family. Providing access to family planning services enables families to safely space the births of their children and grow at a rate they can afford and reduces abortions. Speak out! Show your support for mothers and families by using resources developed by CCIH and our partners.
 
Visit CCIH CARES to send a CCIH Mother’s Day eCard. You can send the card to just one or to many people. It is not just designed for the sender’s own mother. This special eCard can be sent to anyone, male or female, to whom you would like to send greetings and who you think will care about protecting the lives of mothers and children.
 
 
Last Updated ( Tuesday, 15 May 2012 21:08 )
 
CCIH Member Featured in Mother's Day Series on Sojourners Print {sharethis label=}
Sojourners, a Christian publication focusing on social justice issues, featured an article May 7 about the work of IMA World Health to train health workers in South Sudan on emergency obstetrics. Faith in Action: One Man's Quest for Safe Births in Sudan, written by IMA Senior Program Officer Erika Pearl, was the first in a series of articles leading up to Mother's Day covering mothers and women's issues. The story centers around a South Sudanese man selected by his village for a nine-month training course at the Great Lakes University of Kisumu in Kenya to develop skills to help the women in his community who desperately need care during childbirth. Read the full story 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 09 May 2012 00:33 )
 
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