The 30×30 Health Systems Initiative is a CCIH effort to strengthen 30 health systems in which faith-based health services operate, by 2030.
Faith-based health services provide a substantial share of health care in low- and middle-income countries and are critically important partners in local, national and global health.
Faith-based health services operate in complex health systems: from community services to health facilities that include prevention and health promotion, community-based management of diseases, screening, referral, and treatment. Faith-based organizations (FBOs) work with governments and other private health care providers and are often the only services available to underserved people living on the economic margins in rural and urban settings. Faith-based health services are commonly regarded for their focus on dignity and compassion in the face of human suffering.
However, like other areas of health services, they are in need of more support, improved staffing, better infrastructure and modern systems.
How FBOs work – and can we work better together?
Goals of 30×30 Health Systems Initiative:
- Increase global attention to the work of faith-based health services.
- Work alongside faith-based health services to increase funding and improve policies.
- Gather evidence of stronger health systems for FBOs.
The foundation of 30×30 is the “health systems commitment” in which members, affiliates and other organizations commit to work in one or more health systems to improve such things as leadership, finance, workforce, supply chain, health information and services.
Benefits of making a Commitment
- Raise visibility for your work with decision makers.
- Help CCIH advocate for your work.
- Help others know what you are trying to do so they can help.
- Help CCIH analyze gaps in resources and services.
The phases of 30×30, intended outputs and outcomes are shown below.
30×30 2021 Annual Progress Report
CCIH released the 30×30 Annual Progress Report for the second year of the 30×30 Health Systems Initiative, showing the increasing positive impact of the initiative. The 2021 report reveals commitment makers reached 338,996 people through their health system strengthening efforts, a substantial increase from Year 1, when commitment makers reached 147,714 people.
The report presents a summary of the progress made through the 30×30 initiative since its launch in 2019, and in particular:
- Presents the health systems strengthening efforts by the commitment makers.
- Summarizes the scale, scope and reach of 30×30 since the launch of the initiative.
- Assesses key gaps and challenges in the implementation of 30×30 and recommends strategies for upcoming years of the initiative.
The report is based on the analysis of quantitative and qualitative data submitted by the commitment makers and also includes the geographic areas where commitments are and reveals the health system building blocks the commitments strengthen.
CCIH released the first round of commitments in April 2020 and updated those commitments in October 2020, May 2021, and July 2022. CCIH will harness lessons and foster learning among organizations that made commitments and promote what will be called the “ABCs of health system strengthening.”
See the 30×30 Commitments document.
For more information about the round two commitment makers, watch a brief presentation by Zana Kiragu, MPH, MPHARM at the CCIH Annual Conference in May 2021 where she announced the 2021 CCIH 30×30 Commitment Makers.
You can also see Zana Kiragu’s PowerPoint slides. Slides advance every 10 seconds and will start over at the conclusion.
What is a Commitment?
A commitment is a public statement to work together to strengthen a health system in which FBOs operate. Please include what your organization plans to do to strengthen the health system(s), including which of the following components will be affected and how: services, workforce, financing, supply chain, data, leadership/governance. Emphasize how this commitment will affect two or more organizations and how it will lead to better access, utilization and/or quality of services.
Who can make a Commitment?
Any organization, whether it is a CCIH member or not, can make a commitment in the 30×30 Health Systems Initiative if it meets the following criteria:
- Commitment makers must be registered in their own country; if they are working in a different/host country from where it is registered, it should demonstrate that it partners with locally registered organizations.
- If commitment makers are not CCIH organizational members (therefore haven’t been through the vetting process), they will need to submit their certificate of registration.
- Commitment makers should have a relevant online presence, to include a current website and/or Facebook page in the event external audiences seek to know more about those commitment makers.
- If the organization is not Christian, it should demonstrate that it is willing to, and routinely does, work with Christian partners; if the commitment maker does not identify with any faith, they should serve as back up to a faith-based partner that is leading the commitment.
CCIH continues to accept commitments in specific time frames, with the next opening scheduled for 2023. The specific timeline will be announced and noted on this page. Here’s what you need to know to make your commitment:
What Information Will You Need To Make a Commitment?
- Countries or regions in which your organization operates
- Operational setting
- Number of facilities or programs you operate
- Populations or conditions targeted
- Areas of health systems strengthening you are seeking to improve. (health services, supply chain, finance, workforce, leadership, data)
- Identify Any Partners
- Timeline (planned or ongoing)
Here is a document listing the questions you will need to answer in the commitment form. We suggest you use this to prepare your answers, and share them with any team members before filling out the form. Please also take a look at this Core Indicators document Indicators document to help you select 1-3 indicators per sector that your commitment addresses (Example: if your commitment addresses two sectors then you should include 2-6 indicators). It is not possible to save the form to complete later, so we recommend having your answers prepared before you start filling out the form.
Click on the organization name to go directly to its commitment.
African Mission Healthcare
American Leprosy Missions
Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB)
Christian Academy of African Physicians
Christian Health Association of Kenya NHCTS Workshop
Christian Health Association of Malawi
Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone (CHASL) / Healey/ Helping Children Worldwide
Christian Health Service Corps
Christian Medical Association of India
Community Fountain Organization
CURE / International Aid
The Dalton Foundation
Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN)
Église Methodiste du Togo/PMDCT
Expanded Church Response
Global Health Action
Hezekiah Health Foundation
IMA World Health
International Relief Foundation (HealeyIRF)
Kunri Christian Hospital
Kupenda for the Children
Le Bon Berger
Medical Benevolence Foundation
Muslim Family Counselling Services
National Medical Services Consortium
Rural Health Services Sudan United Mission / Nigerian Reformed Church
St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore
Tanzania Initiative for Achievement
World Council of Churches
World Hope International
Zimbabwe Association of Church-Related Hospitals
Regions and Countries with Commitments
Countries are followed by the organizations who have made commitments in those areas.
- Global (Blessings International, World Council of Churches)
- All of – or a majority of – Sub-Saharan Africa (Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network, IMA World Health)
- Angola (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Health Service Corps)
- Bangladesh (World Renew)
- Burundi (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Academy of African Physicians, Kupenda for the Children)
- Cambodia (Christian Health Service Corps)
- Cameroon (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Academy of African Physicians)
- Côte d’Ivoire (Christian Health Service Corps)
- Democratic Republic of Congo (Christian Academy of African Physicians, Christian Health Service Corps)
- Ethiopia (Christian Academy of African Physicians, Christian Health Service Corps, CURE/International Aid)
- Gabon (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Academy of African Physicians)
- Ghana (Christian Health Service Corps)
- Guatemala (World Renew)
- Haiti (Christian Health Service Corps, The Dalton Foundation, Global Health Action, World Hope International)
- Honduras (Christian Health Service Corps)
- India (American Leprosy Missions, Christian Health Service Corps, Christian Medical Association of India, Global Health Action, National Medical Services Consortium, St. John’s Medical College – Bangalore)
- Kenya (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Academy of African Physicians, Christian Health Association of Kenya, Christian Health Service Corps, CURE/International Aid, Global Health Action, Kupenda for the Children, World Renew)
- Liberia (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Academy of African Physicians)
- Malawi (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Academy of African Physicians, Christian Health Association of Malawi, Christian Health Service Corps, CURE/International Aid, Kupenda for the Children)
- Mexico (Christian Health Service Corps)
- Mozambique (World Renew)
- Nepal (American Leprosy Missions)
- Niger (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Academy of African Physicians, CURE/International Aid, World Renew)
- Nigeria (Christian Academy of African Physicians, Global Health Action, Hezekiah Health Foundation, Rural Health Services of Sudan United Mission, World Renew)
- Pakistan (Christian Health Service Corps, Kunri Christian Hospital)
- Peru (Christian Health Service Corps)
- Philippines (CURE/International Aid)
- Republic of Congo (Christian Health Service Corps)
- Rwanda (Christian Health Service Corps, Community Fountain Organization)
- Sierra Leone (Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone and Healey International Relief Foundation, Kupenda for the Children)
- South Sudan (African Mission Healthcare)
- Tanzania (African Mission Healthcare, Kupenda for the Children)
- Togo (African Mission Healthcare, Église Méthodiste du Togo/PMDCT)
- Uganda (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Health Service Corps, CURE/International Aid, Global Health Action, LifeNet International, World Renew)
- Ukraine (Christian Health Service Corps)
- Zambia (Christian Health Service Corps, CURE/International Aid, Kupenda for the Children)
- Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe Association of Church-Related Hospitals)
Le CCIH a publié la première série d’engagements en avril 2020 et a révisé ces engagements en octobre 2020 et mai 2021. Le CCIH rassemblera des leçons et encouragera l’apprentissage parmi les organisations qui ont pris des engagements et fera la promotion de ce qui sera appelé « l’ABC du renforcement du système de santé ».
Voir le document Engagements 30×30.
More Resources About 30×30
Watch the webinar held April 23, 2020 featuring three faith-based organizations that made commitments to strengthen health systems through a variety of innovations. Sharing their organizations commitments were Josh Guenther, Uganda Country Director, LifeNet International; Perry Jansen, Vice President, African Mission Healthcare; and Nancy TenBroek, Senior Program Consultant, World Renew.
For more information on the 30×30 Health Systems Initiative, see this in-depth Slide Deck.
Contact Us: Please email 30×30 (at) ccih.org with questions.