Current Issues and Actions

CCIH is working with its members, other Christians and people of faith, and the US Congress to gain support for increased US commitment and funding for international health services around the world. CCIH works closely with partner organizations to ensure a well-coordinated and broad-based effort.

2017 Issues & Actions

November, 2017

Protecting US International Family Planning Assistance

CCIH joined the Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide in signing a letter to the leadership of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives committees with jurisdiction over State and Foreign Operations Appropriations accounts to express our support for the Senate level of funding for international family planning. The letter expresses that when women and girls lack access to the education and resources they need to create a healthy plan for becoming mothers, the result is tragic—303,000 women in developing nations die from preventable complications during childbirth, and 5.9 million children die before their fifth birthday each year. An investment in family planning is an investment that saves lives, particularly in areas of conflict and instability.

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November, 2017

Protecting Humanitarian and Poverty-Focused Development Assistance

CCIH joined 27 other faith-based organizations to sign a letter calling for U.S. Senators and Representatives to demonstrate bold leadership by supporting a State-Foreign Operations (SFOPs) bill that robustly funds and protects all humanitarian and poverty-focused development assistance, and peacebuilding accounts. The letter expresses the support of FBOs to saving lives and advancing the dignity of vulnerable and marginalized individuals and communities across the world. PFDA is especially critical today as the world witnessed a rise in global hunger for the first time in more than a decade in 2016.

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September, 2017

Supporting the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria

CCIH joined the Faith-based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide coordinated by Hope Through Healing Hands to sign a letter to the Chairs of the Committee on Appropriations and the Subcommittee on Appropriations for State Department and Foreign Operations requesting the full funding for global health and development for the International Affairs Account, which represents approximately 1 percent of the total U.S. budget. The letter expressed our strong support for funding the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria, a public-private partnership fund that has provided critical, strategic funding supporting programs in over 135 nations worldwide to halve HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, and malaria deaths.

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August, 2017

International Family Planning to Protect Mothers and Children

CCIH joined the Faith-Based Coalition for Healthy Mothers and Children Worldwide, coordinated by Hope Through Healing Hands to sign a letter to U.S. Senators thanking them for their leadership in support of maternal and child health programs  and expressing our support for fully funding international family planning at the FY 2017 enacted level of $575M.

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Advocacy Stories

CCIH Brings Christian Global Health Work to Capitol Hill

Following the conference on June 20, 2016, three teams of CCIH advocates visited offices on Capitol Hill to discuss the importance of U.S. foreign assistance and the work of Christian organizations in global health. CCIH sponsored a briefing on June 21, 2016 with members Adventist Development and Relief…

Scripture Motivates Young Advocate to Visit Congress

Love is not just sympathizing with the miseries of others, instead it means making every effort to alleviate their suffering. – Olushola Ogunleye, Liberty University Student and CCIH Advocate The account in Matthew 15:32-39 is one of many places in scripture that inspired Liberty University student Olushola Ogunleye…

Students Meet with U.S. Congressmen and Staff to Share Christian Perspective

October 2015 – Liberty University student Olubunmi Sharon Obayemi said she always wanted to be a Christian voice encouraging U.S. leaders to support health care for women and children in need. In October 2015 she got her chance when she came to Washington, DC along with other Liberty…