CCIH 27th Annual Conference Print


This year's CCIH annual conference brought together people from across the globe for networking, fellowship and dialogue on challenges and opportunities in faith-based global health. The theme of this year's CCIH annual conference was Gender, Health and Development: A Christian Perspective, examining how Christian organizations are actively addressing problems of inequities that contribute to disease, disability and death, not just for women, but also for children.
Over the years, many Christian organizations working in international health have taken leading roles in addressing gender issues. But traditional cultural beliefs and values still exist that keep women in subservient roles preventing them from fully caring for their health and the health of their families. Practices such as domestic violence, early marriage, polygamy, limited access to family planning services, and the inability to make health decisions for their families are evidence of this inequity. 
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