CCIH 2017 Conference Print

The CCIH 2017 Conference will be held July 13-15 at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Md. Our theme is Strengthening Global Health: Faith at the Center, a concept closely linked to our Core Focus area of Integrating Faith and Health. We will explore how our Christian faith guides our work providing care to people in need across the globe.
Sponsoring the conference is a great way to connect with Christian organizations working in global health. Learn about Sponsorship opportunities
Learn about registration rates, the agenda and more here
Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly To Share His  Faith Journey at 2017 Conference
Compassion over fear. That’s how Dr. Kent Brantly describes the most important lesson he learned from his experience treating Ebola patients in Liberia and ultimately becoming infected with the virus. Dr. Brantly will share that experience and his personal faith journey leading him to serve as a missionary doctor with Samaritan’s Purse in a session at the CCIH Conference.Dr. Brantly was the first person in the world to be treated with the experimental drug ZMapp, and the first person with Ebola to be treated in the United States when he was evacuated to Emory University Hospital.
Kent and his wife Amber and two children are now based in Fort Worth, Texas. He treats patients and trains Family Medicine residents at John Peter Smith Hospital. The Brantlys are authors of the book Called for Life. Join us as we hear from Kent how this extraordinary experience has impacted his life, his faith and his work. 
Photo by Gaylon Wampler

Last Updated ( Thursday, 16 February 2017 21:32 )
Mexico City Policy Print
CCIH has been receiving many questions about the impact of the U.S. Government's Mexico City Policy and Assistance for Voluntary Population Planning on CCIH members. Much is still unknown about the policy, but the Kaiser Family Foundation has developed a helpful, objective historical and potential impact summary. Please visit the KFF resource and the White House memorandum for more information. In the meantime, CCIH will continue to follow policy changes in Washington that may impact our members.
Board Approves New Strategic Plan Print
The CCIH Board of Directors approved the final version of the 2016-2021 Strategic Plan on September 12, 2016. We thank all the CCIH members who contributed to the development of the plan by participating in the member interest survey and especially to those who submitted comments on the draft plan. The four major Focus Areas outlined in the plan are a direct result of your input gathered in the survey we conducted in October 2015 to identify where members would like CCIH to focus time and resources. 
The draft Strategic Plan was introduced at the CCIH Annual Conference Business Meeting on June 18, 2016. The structure, new identity statements, and four focus areas of the Strategic Plan were endorsed by the membership with some suggested edits. A Strategic Planning Subcommittee revised the plan based on those suggestions and further edits submitted via email.
The Strategic Plan includes an Annual Operating Plan outlining near-term goals and projects for the upcoming years. The four Focus Areas outlined in the Strategic Plan are:
  • Integration of Faith and Health
  • Health Systems Strengthening
  • Community-based Prevention and Care
  • Maternal and Child Health 
Working Groups
CCIH is organizing four working groups that correlate with the four Focus Areas. If you would like to participate on a working group, please contact Kathy Erb at kathy.erb [at] Thank you for your involvement in guiding the future of CCIH!


Last Updated ( Tuesday, 27 September 2016 17:44 )
Kenyan Priest on Family Planning Print
Hear Father John Waihiga of the Orthodox Church Kimende in Kiambu County, Kenya share his views on how the Bible supports healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy through the use of family planning for healthier mothers, children, congregations and entire communities. Father John explores scripture, such as 1 Timothy 5:8 and Genesis 1:28, to explain how Christians are following God's call to be responsible parents and stewards of creation by planning their families.
Last Updated ( Thursday, 01 September 2016 18:32 )
Rising Tide of NCDs Print
2016 Christian IH Champion Speaks Out in US News on Increasing NCDs
In this piece in U.S. News & World Report, Dr. Samuel Mwenda, General Secretary of the Christian Health Association of Kenya makes the case for turning our attention to Kenya's rising tide of chronic diseases such as diabetes, cancer and heart disease while keeping the country's focus on HIV/AIDS.
Kenya is an AIDS success story and is one of countries showing the most remarkable progress in reducing new HIV infections, but increasing life expectancies and poor health habits such as more fast food and more sedentary lifestyles have resulted in a growing trend of non-communicable diseases.
Dr. Mwenda became the third recipient of the CCIH Christian International Health Champion Award at the 2016 CCIH Annual Conference in June. 
Last Updated ( Wednesday, 06 July 2016 17:54 )
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