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Arm of young child with bandaids following vaccinations
July 29, 2020

by Taylor Carty, Pepperdine University Student and CCIH Communications and Advocacy Intern

Since the rise of COVID-19 around the world, billions of dollars have been invested toward finding a vaccine. The unprecedented nature of this pandemic brings with it both familiar and unique challenges for the global health community, one of them being hesitancy to be vaccinated.

Vaccine reluctance is deeply intertwined with public distrust, misinformation, and historical experience. In 2019, the World Health Organization listed vaccine hesitancy as one of ten major threats to global health. In today’s context, the phenomenon of vaccine hesitancy is especially relevant as we grapple with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic.


A health worker draws blood to test a child for anemia.
Navigating One Crisis Helped Prepare for Another: AMOS Health & Hope Responds to COVID-19 in Nicaragua
July 17, 2020

By Taylor Carty, CCIH Intern, Pepperdine University Student “We were paralyzed by shock at first,” said Dr. Gabriela Woo, Country Director for CCIH member AMOS Health and Hope. In April 2018, no one in Nicaragua…

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Daniel Speckhard, President & CEO of Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health, with children at the Arunima Hospice, a care facility for people with HIV/AIDs and children whose parents have HIV/AIDs that is affiliated with the Episcopal Diocese of Kolkota, India.
Transforming Organizations for Holistic Care
July 13, 2020

By Daniel Speckhard, President and CEO of IMA World Health | This year’s CCIH conference theme of holistic care for mind, body and spirit especially resonated for me. From our discussions about humanitarian emergencies, mental…

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