CCIH Co-Sponsored Event on Maternal Survival Print {sharethis label=}
CCIH co-sponsored an event that took place on Tuesday, April 24 on Capitol Hill in the U.S. Senate Russell Office Building. The event, "Maternal Survival: Celebrating Progress and Accelerating Action," was open to all who wanted to celebrate the landmark event and exemplary achievement by the Governments of Rwanda, Dominican Republic, Cambodia and Afghanistan in reducing maternal deaths. Honored guests included Dr. Rajiv Shah, Administrator of USAID and host of the event, as well as the four Ministers of Health from the recognized countries. U.S. Congressional and other government champions of global maternal health programs were also honored. This event was sponsored by USAID, Maternal and Child Health Integrated Program (MCHIP), Jhpiego, John Snow Inc. (JSI), Chemonics, CCIH Affiliate Management Sciences for Health (MSH) and CCIH.
 
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Last Updated ( Thursday, 26 April 2012 02:20 )
 
CCIH featured by Gates Foundation on Impatient Optimists Print {sharethis label=}
On April 4, 2012  Impatient Optimists, the Gates Foundation blog, featured CCIH in an article written by Board Member David Olson. The article gives a positive reflection on CCIH's efforts to position and promote family planning in ways acceptable to religious communities, in partnership with organizations like CCIH member World Vision. This is great recognition of the important role of faith-based organizations. Dr. W. Henry Mosley, professor emeritus in Population, Family, and Reproductive Health at Johns Hopkins University and long-time CCIH member says it best: “The secular community can provide technology and services, but the religious community can get to the values behind who’s making the decisions, the power relationships in the family, and the dignity of women."
 
Read the full article on the Impatient Optimists website here.
Read CCIH publications on family planning for Christians here.

 

Last Updated ( Thursday, 05 April 2012 00:53 )
 
CCIH and Members Featured for International Women's Day in Reject Apathy Magazine Print {sharethis label=}
Reject Apathy, the social justice branch of Relevant Magazine, shared a message on International Women's Day on 8 March 2012. "Fighting for Mothers in Sudan", written by CCIH consultant Kathy Erb, mentions two active CCIH members, The Christian Health Association of Sudan and Medical Teams International.
 
Read the full article on the Reject Apathy website here.
 
 
Contribution of US Faith Community to Global Health Highlighted in Washington, DC Think-tank Event Print {sharethis label=}
On January 30, 2012 the Global Health Policy Center of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a panel discussion which highlighted the contributions of faith-based organizations to global health. Although the panel involved four prominent members of the faith community relating the effect of FBOs and others on global health issues, particularly HIV&AIDS, the real significance of the occasion may actually have been the fact that it was not organized or introduced by the faith community itself but by people representing secular entities who clearly not only acknowledged the important, indeed critical, role that FBOs and people of faith play in meeting global health goals, but also called for their continued involvement.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 04 March 2012 23:38 )
 
50+ Church Leaders Gathered at Bread for the World for 1,000 Days Movement Print {sharethis label=}

By Amy Metzger, CCIH Project Manager & Participant

On February 1 and 2, 2012 Bread for the World hosted Church Leaders for 1,000 Days forum. Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH) was invited as a faith-based organization (FBO) that represents over 160 FBOs working globally in international health and development. This two-day ecumenical gathering brought together church leaders to learn about the 1000 Days Movement, a campaign to bring more attention to the need for nutrition intervention during pregnancy and a child’s first 2 years of life.

While the meetings were meant to inform and educate faith leaders about malnutrition and the 1000 Days movement, it far exceeded my expectations, as the enthusiasm and passion for this movement grew over the course of less than 36 hours. Church leaders representing a wide array of denominations shared their questions, their stories of hope and despair and rallied together to be a united voice in the movement.
Last Updated ( Sunday, 04 March 2012 23:37 )
 
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