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February 2016 
 

 
NEWS
 

 
Unprecedented Faith Involvement in International Conference on Family Planning
 
 
Eighty-five faith leaders from 26 nations came together at the fourth International Conference on Family Planning (ICFP) in the first-ever Faith Pre-conference to ICFP January 24-25 in Indonesia. The delegates met to discuss best practices in faith-based involvement in family planning and commit to scaling up services to help families with healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies.

Pictured: Mirfin Mpundu of the Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network; Jane Kishoyian of the Christian Health Association of Kenya; Mona Bormet of CCIH; Tonny Tumwesigye of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau; and Yoram Siame of the Churches Health Association of Zambia at ICFP.

ICFP is organized by the Bill and Melinda Gates Institute for Population and Reproductive Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. This year's conference attracted more than 3000 people from more than 70 countries. The faith leaders, representing the Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim faiths, were brought together to become active participants in implementing the post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals family planning agenda at both national and international levels. CCIH served as a Co-Chair, along with the Faith to Action Network and Muhammadiyah of the Faith Subcommittee that organized the Pre-Conference. 
 
Myth Debunking through Media Outreach
 
The Faith Subcommittee and other ICFP partners reached out to media outlets across the globe to take this opportunity to debunk myths that faith communities and leaders do not support family planning. As a result of this outreach, an opinion piece by Reverend Canon Grace Kaiso, General Secretary of the Council of Anglican Provinces of Africa and Chair of the Faith to Action Network and Dr. Ahmed RA Ragab, Professor of Reproductive Health at Al-Azhar University and Vice Chairman of the Faith to Action Network about support among religious leaders appeared in the Guardian. The piece, Why Religious Leaders Have a Moral Duty to Promote Family Planning, featured the work of the Christian Health Association of Kenya to involve religious leaders in scaling up family planning use in two communities. A version of the original opinon piece including the work of the Zimbabwe Association of Church-related Hospitals also appeared in publications in Nigeria, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Uganda and Ghana.  
 
An article in All Africa featured comments by Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau about faith and family planning and why healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies is consistent with Christian values. Articles featuring interviews with CCIH's Mona Bormet (Leap for Faith), Dr. Henry Mosley of Johns Hopkins University (Having Faith in Family Planning), and Grand Mufti Sheikh Mangala Luaba of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (Faith and Family Planning: A Q&A with Sheikh Mangala Luaba) appeared in Global Health Now. Sheikh Luaba explained that family planning is supported by the Qu'ran and means giving good health to the mother and good growth, development and health to the child, while also giving time for the father to provide financially for the family. 
 
Faith Community Statement  
 
The FBO representatives developed a statement of commitments supporting family planning to protect the health of women and children during the pre-conference. Reverend Canon Grace Kaiso read the following statement during the closing plenary session. (Statement begins 15:00 minutes into the video)
 

 
This video and more from ICFP can be seen on the Gates Institute You Tube Channel.
 
Statement of Faith and Religious Leaders Attending 2016 Faith and Family Planning Pre-Conference in Indonesia
 
We, the 85 faith representatives from 26 countries representing Buddhist, Christian, Confucian, Hindu, Jewish, and Muslim faiths, came together to strategize on advancing family planning from a faith perspective during the International Conference on Famiy Planning Pre-Conference 2016. We, the faith community, believe in the sacredness of life and affirm our responsibility to the thriving of the human family. We recognize the importance of global initiatives such as the Sustainable Development Goals and FP2020, and commit to support their implementation for the holistic achievement of these goals.

The faith community provides enormous opportunities for progress in meeting unmet need for family planning and we have made the following three commitments:
 
  • We re-affirm our commitment to continuing to inform and educate our communities on family planning especially youth and faith leaders, as is consistent with our faith values as it protects the lives and health of mothers and children and families. 
  • We re-affirm our commitment to continuing to provide and support quality family planning service delivery, referrals, and products to all communities. We therefore welcome our governments and the international community to partner with us in ensuring access to quality services.
  • We re-affirm our commitment to continuing to advocate internally within our faith communities to mainstream family planning in our services. We will continue to advocate externally with our own national and local governments, NGOs, and others to partner with faith communities.
 
Thank you for this opportunity to share our commitments with you,  our international partners in helping all our communities survive and thrive. 
 
See the statement in French | Indonesian
 
Pictured above are faith leaders during the closing plenary. Photo courtesy of the International Conference on Family Planning.
 
 
Ambassador Tony Hall to Speak at CCIH Annual Conference 
 
Ambassador Tony Hall, Executive Director Emeritus of the Alliance to End Hunger will speak in a panel session at the CCIH Annual Conference, to be held June 17-19, 2016 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland. Our theme is Sustainable Development from a Christian Perspective. We will explore the enormous potential of the faith community to advance the Sustainable Development Goals and improve health for millions across the globe. Ambassador Hall (pictured at left) will join other panelists in an interactive session on integrating faith and work, a topic high on the agenda of CCIH members.     
 
Ambassador Hall is a leading advocate for hunger relief programs and improving human rights. He has been nominated three times for a Nobel Peace Prize and is a former member of the U.S. Congress. He served as the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Agencies for Food and Agriculture in Rome, Italy from 2002 to 2005. Prior to that position, he represented the Third District of Ohio for 24 years, authoring legislation to support food aid, child survival, basic education, primary health care, micro-enterprise and development assistance in the world's poorest countries. 
 
Christians are called to respond to people in need, which often takes the form of crisis response. Planning and preparing for crises and building strong systems that can prevent or help respond quickly to disasters or disease outbreaks is necessary for global health professionals. From Ebola to the Zika Virus, the world is encountering pathogens that require quick action and strong public health systems to treat the sick and prevent further spread.
 
Long-time CCIH member and conference favorite, Jonathan (Jono) Quick, MD, MPH, President and CEO of Managment Sciences for Health, will address this timely topic in a keynote address on Living Our Faith through Pandemic Prevention and Strong Public Health Systems. MSH is an international non-profit that builds local capacity to strengthen health systems. Before leading MSH, Jono (pictured at left) was Director of Essential Drugs and Medicines Policy at the World Health Organization from 1996 to 2004. He has written over 70 books, articles, and chapters and is on the faculty of Harvard Medical School and the Boston University School of Public Health. 
 
Jono will address how the Church has exemplified its mission through its response to all manner of plagues from Moses' Egypt to Christ's healing miracles and modern epidemics and how our collective commitment to the well-being of all humanity requires redoubling our efforts to prevent catastrophic epidemics through strong public health systems.
 
See the rest of the conference agenda (in progress) here.
 
Hear from CCIH members why involvement in CCIH and connecting with other Christians working in global health at the CCIH conference is essential to their mission.
 

 
Conference Sponsorship
 
We just started accepting sponsors for CCIH's June 17-19 annual conference at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. CCIH relies on our generous sponsors to help keep our conference one of the most affordable anywhere. And sponsoring is a highly effective way to promote your orgnization, support Christian global health professionals, and gain visibility with decision makers. Check out various sponsorship opportunities in the Sponsorship Packet or contact Garrett Grigsby at garrett.grigsby [at] ccih.org. There are a variety of opportunities, from Gold, Silver and Bronze level sponsorships, to supporting a reception, print ad, or attendance of students and developing country professionals. 
 
Registration is Open 
 
Visit the conference website to see a tentative schedule and learn about registration rates, conference location, accommodations, travel and more.
 
 
 
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Christian Journal for Global Health Call for Papers on Sustainable Development
 
In line with the CCIH Conference theme of Sustainable Development from a Christian Perspective is a focus by the Christian Journal for Global Health (CJGH) on Sustainable Development in its most recent Call for Papers. CJGH is calling for papers from authors seeking to participate in conversations about health, human flourishing, development, community health evangelism, social justice, and global health access to share their insights, reflections and research.
 
Potential topics could include:
 
  • A Christian definition of using global health terminology.
  • Community development in low- and middle-income countries.
  • Networking and cooperation between faith-based organizations and the public sector.
  • Effective Christian participation in centers of global health thought.
  • How measurement and evaluation in FBOs enforces donor development and influence.
  • Developing effectiving health programs in creative-access countries.
  • The value, theology and risk of goal-setting and evaluation. 
 
Deadline for initial submissions for Volume 3, Issue 1 is March 31, 2016. | More Information and How to Submit
 
 
New CCIH Zika Virus Resource Exchange
 
According to the World Health Organization the Zika virus is "spreading explosively" in the Americas, with an estimated 3 to 4 million infections in Latin America over a 12-month period. CCIH is sharing resources developed by members and information about member response to help organizations work together to assist health professionals and people affected by the virus. 
 
CCIH affiliate Hesperian developed a fact sheet with illustrations that is easily understood by the layperson on the Zika virus, its symptoms, and how to take personal and community-wide precautions to limit its spread. It is now available in English and Spanish, with Portuguese, and Haitian Kreyol in development to ensure the information reaches the people who need it the most.
 
Agencies investigating the Zika outbreak in Brazil are finding an increasing body of evidence about the link between the virus and microcephaly in infants. CCIH member Map International is fulfilling field requests for strong mosquito repellants, pain relievers and antibiotics. Their primary goal is to protect mothers and their unborn children from this virus that may be causing birth defects. | More about MAP's Response 
 
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) is working in Côtes-de-Fer, Haiti to identify cases of Zika and coordinating pharmaceutical donations to fight fever. CMMB is also working to launch a comprehensive Zika education and prevention program that will include use of mosquito nets and repellents for pregnant women and children under 5; raising awareness in women of childbearing age; draining stagnant water; and fumigating at-risk areas. | More about CMMB's Response and to Help
 
If you have resources to share, please contact Kathy Erb at kathy.erb [at] ccih.org | See Zika Virus Resource Exchange
 
Illustration from Hesperian's Zika Virus Fact Sheet  
 
 
CMMB Loses South Sudan Country Director to Malaria
 
CCIH joins Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) in mourning the death of Marko Ngwenya, CMMB South Sudan Country Director from malaria on January 12, 2016. Marko had been on home leave in Zimbabwe, where he was hosptialized for treatment of acute malaria leading to kidney failure. 
 
Marko's staff remembers him as a leader, a mentor, and a man who was not afraid to have the difficult conversations needed to get the work done. When he joined CMMB in 2013, Marko explained why he accepted the role, saying his dream was to work with CMMB and the community for a HIV-free generation in South Sudan. According to a statement from CMMB, he built strong bonds with his fellow Country Directors, donors and partners in South Sudan and was a trusted leader with more than 30 years of experience in community development, strategic planning and health programming, particularly in the areas of HIV/AIDS, orphan care and turberculosis. Marko is survived by his wife, three children and grandson.  Please join us in prayers for all.  
 
 

 
ADVOCACY UPDATE 
 

 
Diving into the USG's Role in Global Health and Why Advocacy is Crucial 
 
With voting in the U.S. Presidential campaign finally underway, it is a reminder that global health is rarely if ever a subject of debate or even apparent interest among candidates, or for that matter members of the press corps or the average voter. We know American global health leadership is vital and has saved millions of lives and improved the lives of millions more. We also know the indispensable role of the faith community in providing such lifesaving and life-changing care.
 
The January 20, 2016 issue brief, Foreign Policy and Global Health Experts on the USG's Role in Global Health, from the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation is a timely and fascinating analysis of the opinions of a bipartisan group of foreign and global health policy experts about the importance of this issue, U.S. leadership, priorities, potential policy changes and the funding outlook. Of particular interest to CCIH are positive comments about the effectiveness of advocacy efforts on healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies, in which CCIH has played a major role, mention several CCIH members in a positive light, and the favorable role of the faith community in debates on global health funding.
 
Contact Mona Bormet, Program Director at mona.bormet [at] ccih.org for information on CCIH advocacy activities.  
 
 

 
RESOURCES  
 

 
Share Your Work with the CCIH Network 
 
CCIH encourages members and affiliates to let us know of resources developed by your organization.  
 
Can Polio and Guinea Worm Be Eliminated in 2016? 
 
In a recent blog post for Global Health TV, CCIH member David Olson explores the possibility that both polio and guinea worm may be elminated in 2016. David makes the distinction between disease "eradication" and "elimination" and examines the current fight against both diseases. | See the Blog
 
Natural Family Planning Methods Explored in Global Health Science & Practice Journal
 
According to an article in Global Health Science & Practice Journal, Fertility Awareness Methods such as the Lactational Amenorrhea Method, Standard Days Method, and Two Day Method are safe and effective, and have important additional benefits that appeal to women and men. Including these modern contraceptives in the method mix expands contraceptive choice and helps women and men meet their family planning intentions. The article is a peer-reviewed commentary representing the technical position of the Office of Population and Reproductive Health of the United States Agency for International Development.See the Article
 
Lancet Series on Breastfeeding Reveals Strongest Evidence of Benefits Yet
 
In a new series of papers on breastfeeding published in The Lancet, researchers say the evidence is now stronger than ever for the significant benefits of breastfeeding for both women and children in both high- and low-income countries. According to the papers, improved breastfeeding practices could save more than 820,000 lives each year, 87 percent of them infants under six months of age, and also have economic benefits for countries worldwide. | See the Series (Free login required)
   
 

 
FUNDING 
 

 
FP2020 Rapid Response Mechanism 
 
The Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) supports projects that respond to emerging and urgent opportunities that will help FP2020 meet its goal of enabling 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020 by amplifying existing work in an FP2020 Focus Country. Most projects will run for a short time, such as three to six months following initial financial disbursements from FP2020. | More
 
Faith Plus Family Planning
 
Faith Plus Family Planning is an initiative of PAI. The $1 million fund provides faith-based organizations in the developing world interested in working in advocacy with small grants and technical support to hold governments accountable for providing quality family planning and reproductive health services. The Fund is especially interested in receiving applications from organizations in Asia. | More
 
USAID Expanding Participation of People with Disabilities Program (Ukraine)
 
Concept Papers Due February 16, 2016
 
USAID in Ukraine is seeking Concept Papers from U.S. and non-U.S. organizations to propose innovative and effective approaches that increase the participation of people with disabilities in USAID programs/activities, and strengthen the capacity and leadership of local Disabled People's Organizations. | More
 
USAID Feed the Future Bangladesh Rice and Diversified Crops Activity 
 
Applications Due February 17, 2016
 
This effort seeks to improve small-holder rice and rotation crop productivity and market system competitiveness by using market systems approaches to catalyze systemic changes through partnerships with the private sector and local actors. | More
 
USAID South Africa HIV/AIDS and Malaria
 
Applications Due February 19, 2016
 
To provide comprehensive support for community and facility-based malaria and HIV/AIDS services and capacity building and collaborative partnership with municipal and provincial authorities in support of the national strategic plans for malaria and HIV/AIDS. | More
 
USAID Expanding Participation of People with Disabilities (Dominican Republic)
 
Applications Due February 19, 2016
 
Organizations that comply with the requirements to apply for Disability Funding are invited to apply to this effort to increase the participation of people with disabilities in USAID programs/activities. | More
 
USAID Humanitarian Assistance to Cuba
 
Applications Due February 25, 2016
 
The goal of this program is to provide humanitarian assistance to political prisoners and their families and politically marginalized individuals and groups in Cuba. | More
 
Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development
 
Applications Due February 29, 2016
 
USAID, the Government of Norway, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Grand Challenges Canada, United Kingdom's Department of International Development and the Korea International Cooperation Agency have joined together to launch the sixth round of Saving Lives at Birth: A Grand Challenge for Development. The main areas of interest are science and technology; service delivery, and demand-side innovation that empowers pregnant women, their families and their communities to practice healthy behaviors. | More
 
USAID Integrated HIV Prevention and Health Services for Key and Priority Populations (Mozambique)
 
Applications Due February 29, 2016
 
This program seeks to make quality services available by means that can be scaled, including through improved referrals and linkages across the continuum of both community and clinic-based services. More
 
USAID Sustainable Food, Agriculture, and Nutrition Activity in Rwanda (Request for Information)
 
Applications Due February 29, 2016
 
This Request for Information invites interested organizations and individuals to provide comments, opinions, and recommendations on the approaches related to food, agriculture and nutrition in Rwanda. More
 
USAID Promoting Inclusive Development in Madagascar
 
Applications Due March 1, 2016
 
This effort seeks to increase the participation of people with disabilities in USAID and civil society activities in Madagascar. | More
 
USAID Expanding Participation of People with Disabilities (Uganda)
 
Applications Due March 2, 2016
 
USAID seeks applications to propose innovative and effective approaches to increase participation of people with disabilities in USAID activities. | More 
 
USAID Expanding Participation of People with Disabilities (Kosovo)
 
Applications Due March 8, 2016
 
USAID seeks applications to propose innovative and effective approaches to increase participation of people with disabilities in USAID activities. More
 
USAID Combating Gender-based Violence in Haiti
 
Applications Due March 18, 2016
 
This effort seeks to strengthen gender-based violence prevention and support services for survivors in Haiti. | More
 
USAID Growth through Nutrition (Ethiopia) 
 
Applications Due March 21, 2016
 
USAID seeks applications from organizations to provide technical assistance to the Government of Ethiopia and other partners to implement nutrition interventions. | More 
 
USAID Gender-based Violence Prevention Program (Indonesia)
 
Applications Due March 24, 2016
 
USAID Indonesia seeks applications to support programs to prevent gender-based violence in Eastern Indonesia. | More 
 
U.S. Department of State HIV and AIDS Community Grants Program
 
Applications Due April 1, 2016
 
The HIV and AIDS Community Grants Program funded by PEPFAR to support community-based organizations in the geographic areas with the highest HIV/AIDS burden in South Africa and funds organizations in activities in HIV prevention, care, support, capacity building, reduction of stigma and discrimination. | More
 
USAID Call for Partnership Papers for Senegal
 
Applications Due April 26, 2016
 
USAID/Senegal is making a special call for the submission of Concept Papers for activities related to the Mission's Resilience in the Sahel Enhanced (RISE) strategy: to increase resilience of chronically vulnerable populations in agro-pastoral and marginal agriculture livelihood zones of the Sahel. | More
 
U.S. Department of State PEPFAR Small Grants Program 2016, U.S. Embassy, Kampala
 
Applications Due September 1, 2016
 
This program, funded by PEPFAR, seeks to assist communities and local Ugandan grassroots organizations with small-scale development projects to provide care and support to key populations such as girls and young women and orphans and vulnerable children. | More
 
USAID Broad Agency Announcement for Guatemala's Development Challenges
 
Applications Due August 24, 2017 
 
This announcement seeks opportunities to collaborate in the research, development, piloting, testing, and scaling of innovative, practical and cost-effective interventions to address challenges, especially related to HIV/AIDS activities. More
 
USAID Annual Program Statement: Policy, Advocacy, and Communications Enhanced for Population and Reproductive Health (PACE)
 
Applications Due March 12, 2020
 
USAID seeks concept papers from qualified applicants. This APS publicizes the intention of the United States Government to fund up to three awards through the USAID, Global Health Bureau to address the overarching APS Program Purpose of ensuring family planning and population issues are included in policies and programs as key to sustainable and equitable economic growth and development. | More
 
USAID's Family Planning and Reproductive Health Methods to Address Unmet Need 
 
Applications Due January 14, 2023
 
This program supports the research, development and introduction of approaches that better meet the needs of women as their reproductive health concerns change over time. For example, it aims to support efforts to refine existing family planning methods to encourage use and fill gaps in the current method mix. More
 
USAID International Emergency Food Assistance
 
No Current Closing Date
 
Title II award to provide local and/or regional purchase of food and/or food vouchers and/or cash transfers. | More
 
 

 
UPCOMING CONFERENCES & EVENTS
 

 
Webinar
 
Samaritan's Purse: Cost-Effective Care in Resource-limited Settings with Dr. Stephen Merry of the Mayo Clinic, February 10, 2016 at Noon U.S. ET
 
Dr. Merry is a family physician with additional training in international public health from Harvard University and tropical medicine from the University of London. He also received training in essential surgery while in Africa. Join the webinar to learn about how to give cost-effective care when resources are limited. | Sign up to receive the link if you are a new participant. 
 
Events
 
April 4, 2016 | Regional Summit Addressing Hunger as a Health Issue | Westin New York, Times Square, New York, NY | Hosted by Alliance to End Hunger and the Root Cause Coalition | More 
 
April 14, 2016 | #TFGH16 The Future of Global Health UnConference | Global Health Council | Washington, DC | More 
 
Conferences 
 
February 17-18, 2016 | Partners for Change: Religion and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development | Berlin, Germany | More 
 
April 9-11, 2016 | Consortium of Universities for Global Health | San Francisco, Cal., U.S. | More
 
April 16-17, 2016 | Unite for Sight Global Health and Innovation Conference | New Haven, Conn., U.S. | More

May 17-19, 2016 | Women Deliver | Copenhagen, Denmark More  

May 18-21, 2016 | Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN) Biennial Forum | Tubingen, Germany More  

June 17-19, 2016 | CCIH 30th Annual Conference: Sustainable Development from a Christian Perspective | Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Md., U.S. | More

July 18-22, 2016 | International AIDS Conference | Durban, South Africa | More  

 

 
OPPORTUNITIES
 

 
Please send your announcements to kathy.erb [at] ccih.org 
 
American Leprosy Missions
 
Director of Program Development, Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
Help American Leprosy Missions realize the vision of a world without leprosy by leading its grant acquisition and management efforts to scale excellent projects for increased impact. Manage a team of staff, consultants, and external partners to develop proposals to donor solicitations and organizationally determined priority areas. | More information
 
Program Development Officer, Greenville, South Carolina, U.S.
Lead grant acquisition efforts and coordinate global teams to develop proposals in alignment with organizationally determined priority areas. This will include growing organizational capacity in acquisition of institutional funding through proposal development coordination, research, writing, and grantor relationships. | More information
 
Global Health Action
 
Manager of Programs, Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. 
Global Health Action is seeking an experienced Manager of Programs to build on the organization’s 42-year foundation of improving health and development in under-served areas of the world. GHA is an established, impactful international health and development nonprofit organization with a dynamic new staff team charting the organization’s future. This is an opportunity for a proven program leader to expand the program outreach of a highly respected international organization. | More information
 
Liberty University 
 
Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Public and Community Health, School of Health Sciences, Virginia, U.S.
Position begins August 1, 2016 and is a full-time non-tenure 10-month position. Faculty member will teach in the Master of Public Health Program nutrition concentration and selected upper level courses in the undergraduate Public Health program. In addition to teaching, the instructor is expected to serve on various departmental and university committees, take part in departmental community outreach activities, participate in student advising and maintain a positive working relationship within the public health and medical community. Research opportunities are available. | More information  
 
Medical Teams International
 
Africa and Middle East Health Advisor, Kampala, Uganda 
Guide effective resource acquisition and implementation of health projects by advising and facilitating program development, funding, reporting and evaluation of MTI's project portfolio in Africa and the Middle East. Develop effective relationships with institutional donors. In collaboration with field staff or partners, MTI country and headquarters leadership, develop a common agenda and draft strong project designs for proposals and grants. | More information
 
Uganda Deputy Country Director, Kampala, Uganda 
The Deputy will assist the Uganda Country Director by managing all aspects of MTI's field program in Uganda, including representing MTI to key stakeholders in country, providing leadership in the development and implementation of the country strategy, managing the Uganda programs and staff to provide quality and measurable impact, and more. | More information
 
Samaritan's Purse
 
Ebola Recovery and Resilience Program Manager, Liberia
Responsible for overall coordination and management - both programmatic and financial - of the DFATD/IHA funded Ebola Recovery and Resiliency Program. The manager will guide, train, direct and support project staff in implementing project activities while also providing monitoring and evaluation tools to assess progress against agreed objectives. The program manager is ultimately responsible for ensuring all project activities, data collection, records management and financial accounting is conducted according to internal, donor and statutory guidelines. | More information  
 
Medical Disaster Assistance Response Team Members (Position Receives Daily Stipend) 
Samaritan's Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) has need for physicians of various specialties, nurses and multiple types of medical technicians. | How to Apply
 
Nurse Midwife, South Sudan
Responsible for providing prenatal and postnatal care at the Maternal and Child Health clinic. Provide labor and delivery services including emergency obstetric care and management of complications related to pregnancy and deliver for women seeking obstetric services at the Maban County Hospital in South Sudan. Will work closely with the Maternal and Child Health Coordinator and Medical Director to manage the SP Reproductive Health Program in Maban. | More Information
 
Women of Hope International 
 
Chief Operating Officer, Memphis, Tennessee
Reporting to the Chief Executive Officer and as a supervisor to the other staff members, the Chief Operating Officer will be responsible for enhancing the internal organizational processes and infrastructure that will allow Women of Hope International to grow and fulfil its mission. Responsibilities include financial administration and budgeting, among others. | More information
 
Program Assistant, Memphis, Tennessee
Position will report to the Chief Executive Officer. The Program Assistant will serve in a variety of capacity both in office support as well as field program support. The successful candidate will be able to forge new ground through innovation and creative strategies within the role, especially as it relates to the overall mission of the organization. | More information
 
World Vision US  
 
Syria Emergency Funding Officer, Beirut, Lebanon
This 12-month limited term position will be based in Beirut, Lebanon and will help World Vision US respond to the Syrian refugee crisis by supporting efforts to raise and manage fundraising from private non-government donors. The position will identify, adapt, and pool program inventory for US private donors, including churches, design customized projects for large private gifts and develop quarterly custom program reports for private funding donors and pooled donor groups. | More information
 

 
Opportunities for Students and Recent Graduates
 
Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship Scholarships for Healthcare Professions
Graduate Students in Healthcare Professions:  Mennonite Healthcare Fellowship (MHF) offers scholarship funding for Anabaptist students to learn and serve in cross-cultural mission/service settings in developing countries. Deadline for 2016-17 academic year is May 15, 2016.  See details and application form, or email info [at] mennohealth.org, or call 1-888-406-3643.  
 
Centers for Disease Control Public Health Associate Program (PHAP)
PHAP is designed to identify future public health professionals with a recent bachelor's or master's degree and an interest in public service and public health. Throughout the two-year training program, associates gain hands-on, frontline experience that will serve as a foundation for their public health careers. | More 
 
Internships at Women of Hope International
Women of Hope International has a number of internship positions available. | More information
 

 
Contact Kathy Erb at kathy.erb [at] ccih.org with ideas for articles or information to share. 
 

 

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