CCIH Conference Registration Print
Transforming Lives: Christians in Global Health
The CCIH Annual Conference will be held June 20-23, 2014 at Marymount University in Arlington, Va.This year's theme is Transforming Lives: Christians in Global Health, with the following sub-themes:   
Compassionate Care in Crisis
Excellence in Practices
Strength in Partnerships
Voice for the Vulnerable 
 "I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly." John 10:10  
Each year global health professionals and students from across the globe gather at the CCIH Annual Conference to learn from each other, share best practices, make valuable connections and join in Christian fellowship. Watch this brief video to hear from attendees why they come to the conference and view scenes from this unique gathering of people committed to global health from a Christian perspective.

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Immunization and Faith Communities Print
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
Launch of Faith and Family Planning Report Print
Report Reveals Faith Communities Play Vital Role in Family Planning
CCIH affiliate, the World Faiths Development Dialogue (WFDD), released a report February 10, 2014 commissioned by the United Nations Foundation Universal Access Project exploring the role of faith-based organizations in family planning. The impact of faith-based actors in health interventions is significant. FBOs provide anywhere from 25 to 40 percent or more of care in some nations in sub-Saharan Africa and 84 percent of the world’s population identifies as religious. 
As CCIH Executive Director Ray Martin explained in a panel session at the Pew Charitable Trust in Washington, DC, “FBOs provide a major portion of health services in many countries and faith leaders can have enormous influence in communities on issues such as health.”
In above photo, Karen Sichinga of the Churches Health Association of Zambia (center) explains the active role of faith-based organizations in providing family planning. To the left is Katherine Marshall of WFDD and to the right is Dr. Azza Karam of the United Nations Population Fund. 
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CCIH Releases Survey Results Print
CCIH released the results of a survey conducted earlier this year of the capacity and needs of faith-based health facilities in Uganda in providing family planning services. The survey revealed that faith-based facility-based health facilities in Uganda are well positioned to take on additional family planning service provision, including both counseling and providing family planning methods.
The study also revealed both strengths and weaknesses of these faith-based facilities, and can be used by the respective medical bureaus and the Ministry of Health to identify solutions and additional opportunities that require more long term planning and execution to strengthen family planning service delivery in Uganda. | View the Report
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CCIH Panel on Capitol Hill Print
Family Planning "Should Not Divide Us"
In a panel discussion on Capitol Hill on December 3, maternal and child health experts explained why family planning is critical to improving child survival rates, and why the current perception that Christians do not support family planning is inaccurate.
The panel, organized by CCIH, was moderated by Michael Gerson, Washington Post columnist and former speechwriter for President George W. Bush. “I visited Eastern Congo, where complications from childbirth are as dangerous as militia in the countryside,” said Gerson. “Some women I talked to had had 13 children – sometimes only half of them survive – and each birth raises the risk of hemorrhage and infection. Those odds increase when births come early in life, late in life or in rapid succession. Family planning can be controversial here in Washington, but it should not be. In places like the one I visited, I regard family planning as a pro-life cause, and it should not divide us.”
Last Updated ( Friday, 06 December 2013 12:22 )
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