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Extreme poverty and the inability to access care are at the root of health problems across the globe. What are Christian organizations doing to provide opportunities to the poor? How can Christians work together to lift people out of extreme poverty to a more healthy and fulfilling life? These topics and more were explored at the 2015 conference.
He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. "Is that what it means to know me?" declares the Lord. (Jeremiah 22:16 NIV)
Conference Presentations
PowerPoint presentations and links to videos of presentations are included if available. Please note that not all speakers had PowerPoint presentations. We are continuing to post presentations.
Friday, June 26
Family Planning Pre-conference
View Video | Part 1
Marta Pirzadeh, MPH, Technical Officer, Research Utilization Unit, FHI 360 | Sexual and Reproductive Health Services for Youth: Taking on the Tough Questions | View Powerpoint
Debbie Dortzbach, MPH, MN, Director of Health and Social Development, World Relief | Youth and Sexuality: A Christian Response | View Powerpoint
Samuel Mwenda, MD, General Secretary, Christian Health Association of Kenya | Myth: Pastors, Priests and Congregations Disapprove of FP (Part 1) | View Powerpoint
Douglas Huber, MD, Co-Chair, CCIH FP/RH Working Group and Jim Shelton, MD, Science Adviser for the Bureau for Global Health, USAID | Misunderstandings: FP Causes HIV and Infertility. Examining the Evidence and Benefits vs. Risk | View Douglas Huber's Powerpoint | View Jim Shelton's Powerpoint
View Video | Part 2 
Tonny Tumwesigye, MD, Executive Director, Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau | Pastors, Priests and Congregations Disapprove of FP (Part 2) | View Powerpoint
Beth Schlachter, Executive Director, FP2020 | FP2020 Overview and RRM | View Powerpoint
Lauren Van Enk, MPH, Program Officer, Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University | Resources and Tools for Faith-based Family Planning Advocacy | View Powerpoint
US Government Pre-Conference
Engaging with the US Government to End Extreme Poverty
  • Danielle Mutone-Smith, Head of the Policy Team, USAID Office of Food for Peace 
  • Peter Morris, Division Chief, Preparedness, Strategic Planning and Mitigation, Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance, USAID 
  • Gary Barrett, Senior Program Advisor, American Schools and Hospitals Abroad Program, USAID 
  • Admiral Tim Ziemer, U.S. Global Malaria Coordinator and Leader of the President's Malaria Initiative
Opening Plenary Session
Opening Worship and Music | View Video
Opening Session | View Video
Lifting People out of Poverty with Innovative Educational and Economic Development Programs
Paul Frank, PhD, Executive Director, SIL LEAD | Reading in the Mother Tongue | View Powerpoint
Linda Hiebert, Senior Director, Education and Life Skills, World Vision | World Vision's Experience across the Life Cycle | View Powerpoint
Laura van Vuuren, Global Health Consultant | Integrating Health Promotion and Micro-Enterprise Development
Saturday, June 27
Plenary Session 2
Combating Poverty through Strong Health Systems
Samuel Mwenda, MD, General Secretary, Christian Health Association of Kenya | FBO Health Systems in Kenya: Commitment to Quality and Equity in Access, Complimenting MOH in Service Delivery, Training of Health Workers and Commodity Supply Chain | View Powerpoint
Ngoma Miezi (Leon) Kintaudi, MD, Executive Director, SANRU | Combating Poverty through Strong Health Systems | View Powerpoint
Tonny Tumwesigye, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau | Contribution of UPMB in Ending Extreme Poverty | View Powerpoint
Breakout Session 1A
Innovative Programs to Address HIV/AIDS and Malnutrition to Strengthen Communities
Jerry Koleski, MD, Director, Global Health Track, Family and Community Medicine Residency, University of Arizona | Community Health Outreach in Malawi | View Powerpoint
Pamela Mukaire, DrPH, Executive Director for Resources for Improving Birth Outcomes (RIBO) and a faculty member for the MPH Program at Liberty University | Forging Non-Traditional Stakeholder Partnerships against Malnutrition | View Powerpoint
Reverend Ahouantchede César, Espoir de la Famille in Benin | Contributions to Improving the Health of Vulnerable Populations of Benin: Case of the Region OUEME | View Powerpoint
Breakout Session 1B
Strengthening Health Systems: Health Worker Development and Improving Health Outcomes
Juli Hedrick, MPH, Senior Program Management Specialist, World Vision US | Training Illiterate Frontline Health Workers: What Went Right, What Went Wrong, and Lessons Learned | View Powerpoint
Regan Deming, MPH, Monitoring and Evaluation Technical Officer, General Board of Global Ministries, Global Helath Unit | Health System Strengthening for Malaria Program, Zimbabwe | View Powerpoint
Rebecca Duerst, Program Director, Global Health, Evangelical Lutheran Church in America | Responding to Ebola: Accompaniment through the Outbreak | View Powerpoint
Breakout Session 1C
SANRU and Health Systems Building in DR Congo
  • Miatudila Malonga, MD, MPH, President, SANRU
  • Franklin Baer, DrPH, Vice-President, SANRU
  • Ngoma Miezi (Leon) Kintaudi, MD Executive Director, SANRU
  • Felix Minuku, MD, Deputy Director, SANRU
  • Albert Kalonji, MD, Technical Director, SANRU
Breakout Session 2A
Improving Health Delivery at the System and Facility Level
Devina Shah, MPH, Program Management Officer, World Vision US | Strengthening Public Health Systems in Kenya: Integrating an HTSP/FP Project into a MNCH Project | View Powerpoint
Maggie Ehrenfried, DPT, Development Officer, LifeNet International | Bridging the Gap between Education and Practices in East African Health Care Systems Development | View Powerpoint
Breakout Session 2B
Ministering to Children with Disabilities
Amy Wilson, Editing and Networking Coordinator, Crisis Care Training International | View Powerpoint
Natalie Flickner, Writer and Speaker, Crisis Care Training International | Children with Disabilities: A Ripe Harvest for the Gospel | View Natalie's Story
Sally Hamrick, Consultant | Vital to the Kingdom: Children with Disabilities | View Powerpoint
Breakout Session 2C
Immunization and the Faith Community
Cristina Bisson, Advocacy and Public Policy Consultant, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance | Gavi and Faith Community EngagementView Powerpoint
Richard Lane, MD, MPH, Director, MPH Program, Liberty University | Exploring the Anti-Vaccination Movement | View Powerpoint
Hélène Mambu-ma-Disu, MD, MPH, Senior Program Officer for the Sustainable Immunization Financing Program of the Sabin Vaccine Institute for DRC, SANRU Board Member | Delivering Immunization in DR Congo in Collaboration with Faith-based Partners | View Powerpoint
Plenary Session 3
Strength in Partnerships to End Extreme Poverty
Adrian Kerrigan, MA, Senior Vice President, Partnerships, Catholic Medical Mission Board | Tackling Extreme Poverty through CHildren and Mothers PartnershipS (CHAMPS)View Powerpoint
Mirfin Mpundi, PharmD, MPH, MBA, Executive Director, Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network | Together Towards Availability and Affordable Quality Phamaceutical Care | View Powerpoint
Frank Dimmock, MPH, World Mission Catalyst, Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. | Ending Extreme Poverty: Education for Transformation | View Powerpoint
Plenary Session 4
Community-level Initiatives to Change Environments
Henry Perry, MD, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health | The BRAC Approach to Poverty Alleviation and Health Improvement | View Powerpoint
Susan Hillis, PhD, MS, Senior Global Health Advisor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control | Helping Children THRIVE: Global Violence against Children Data Drives Expanded Civil Society Partnerships | View Powerpoint
Janet Strike Ausel, Water and Sanitation Advisor, Samaritan's Purse | Water, Sanitation and Menstrual Hygiene to Bring Dignity and Equity | View Powerpoint
Sunday, June 28
Plenary Session 5
Reaching the Most Disadvantaged
Paul Mosley, former Country Director for Rwanda and Burundi for the Mennonite Central Committee | Educating the Disinherited | View Powerpoint
Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Programs, AmeriCares | The Role of FBOs in Responding to Ebola in West Africa | View Powerpoint
Elizabeth Foulkes, MPH, Ebola Response Coordinator, ADRA International | Partnerships for Supporting Ebola-Affected Communities and Survivors: Lessons from ADRA International | View Powerpoint
Patricia Kamara, Executive Director, Christian Health Association of Liberia | Responding to the Ebola Outbreak: A Local Perspective | View Powerpoint
Breakout Session 3A
From Acceptance to Appreciation to Advocacy: How Humanitarian Organizations Came to Embrace Family Planning
Adrienne Allison, MPH, Senior Technical Advisor, Family Planning/Reproductive Health, World Vision US | View Powerpoint
Susan Otchere, MSc, RN, Project Director, Mobilizing for Maternal and Neonatal Health through Birth Spacing and Advocacy (MOMENT), World Vision US
Lisa Firth, MB, MPH, Technical Advisor, Health, Salvation Army World Service Office | Cautious Consensus Building: Family Planning and the Salvation Army | View Powerpoint
Jenny Dyer, PhD, Executive Director, Hope through Healing Hands | View Powerpoint
Breakout Session 3B
Tackling Poverty and Gender Inequality through Women's Empowerment
Larry Sthreshley, MD, Country Director for the Democratic Republic of the Congo, IMA World Health | Impact of Gender Issues on the Utilization of Health Services | View Powerpoint
Allison Flynn, MPH, Health Advisor, World Relief | Starting Young: Poverty Reduction through Mentoring of Very Young Adolescent Girls in Rwanda | View Powerpoint 
Zuorkuan Patience Flomo, MSW, President, Afro-Medical Community Health and Welfare Services | Impact of Ebola on Women and Maternal Health | View Powerpoint
Breakout Session 3C
Health Worker Skill: Key to Healthy and Prosperous Communities
Alfonso Rosales, MD, Maternal and Child Senior Advisor, World Vision International | Frontline Health Workers in South Sudan | View Powerpoint
Magdeline Aagard, EdD, MBA, RN, Global Health Administration Partners | Maasai Community Health Workers Improving the Health of their People | View Powerpoint 
Fouzia Naveed, MD, Medical Superintendent, Kunri Christian Hospital | Work of Kunri Christian Hospital to Address Maternal Mortality in Rural Desert Area | View Powerpoint 
Breakout Session 4A
Strengthening Commodity Security and Reducing Stockouts
Ellen Tompsett, MBA, Senior Programme Officer for Reducing Stockouts, Reproductive Health Supplies Coalition | Addressing Stockouts Initiative | View Powerpoint
Judith Brown, PhD, Brown Consulting | Types of Supply Chains in FBO Health Facilities in Africa | View Powerpoint
Amy Metzger, MPH, Consultant | Building the Evidence: Unique Stockout Challenges of FBO Facilities in Africa | View Powerpoint
Breakout Session 4B
Reducing Poverty through Economic Empowerment and Strengthening Health Systems and Facilities
Elliott Larson, MD, Editor, Christian Journal for Global Health | Economic Freedom and Poverty Reduction | View Powerpoint
Dirk Anderson, Staff Architect and Project Leader, Engineering Ministries International | Catalizing Hope through Health Facility Design
Charles Franzén, Country Director, Democratic Republic of Congo, World Relief | Addressing Poverty through the Local Church in Eastern Congo | View Powerpoint
Breakout Session 4C
Improving Health in Fragile and Low-Resource Settings
Juli Hedrick, MPH, Senior Program Management Specialist, World Vision US | Lessons Learned from Health Systems Strengthening in Fragile Contexts | View Powerpoint
Carl Henn, MSPH, Director, HIV/AIDS Twinning Center, American International Health Alliance | Working in Partnership to Promote Health and Improve Outcomes in Resource-limited Communities: A National, Faith-Based HIV Prevention Program for Kenyan Youth | View Powerpoint
Sonya Funna, Director of the Program Technical Support Unit, ADRA International | Working with Mother's and Father's Groups in Mozambique for Holistic Growth | View Powerpoint
Plenary Session 6
Presentation of 2015 CCIH Christian International Health Champion Award
The 2015 CCIH Christian International Health Champion Award was presented to Henry Mosley, MD, MPH in final conference plenary session. The annual award honors an individual who has dedicated his/her life to global health from a Christian perspective and has made significant contributions to the field. Henry is a long-time CCIH member and supporter and has served on the CCIH Board of Directors. He currently serves as Professor Emeritus in the Population, Family and Reproductive Health and International Health Departments at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health. He has worked for 50 years in international public health, spending time in education and research in Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya and Indonesia. Video of the award presentation
Ending Extreme Poverty through Advocacy
Jason Fileta, Director, Micah Challenge US | Advocacy to End Extreme Poverty | View Powerpoint
Katie Kraft, Advocacy Coordinator, Healthy Families, Healthy Planet, General Board of Church & Society, The United Methodist Church | Transforming the Church and the World: Advocating for Women and Girls of Sacred Worth | View Powerpoint
Yoram Siame, MPH, MSc, Advocacy and Public Relations Manager, Churches Health Association of Zambia | Ending Extreme Poverty through Advocacy | View Powerpoint
Last Updated ( Monday, 14 December 2015 15:41 )