The 30×30 Health Systems Initiative is a CCIH effort to strengthen 30 health systems in which faith-based health services operate by 2030.

Why 30×30?

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 healthcare 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 working in one or more health systems to improve such things as leadership, finance, workforce, supply chain, health information, and services.

30×30 Advocacy Brief

This advocacy brief provides an overview of CCIH’s 30×30 Health Systems Initiative, highlighting how faith-based organizations are strengthening health systems as 30×30 commitment makers. It describes successes and challenges that FBOs experienced in health systems strengthening, as well as recommendations to achieve the goal of universal access to quality healthcare.

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.

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, and 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 to the 30×30 Health Systems Initiative if it meets the following criteria:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Commitment makers should have a relevant online presence, including a current website and/or Facebook page, in the event that external audiences seek to know more about those commitment makers.
  4. 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 a backup to a faith-based partner that is leading the commitment.

The 30×30 initiative is now accepting Year 5 applications until February 23, 2024. If you are interested in making a commitment on behalf of your faith-based organization, apply here.

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)
  • Needs/requests

We suggest you prepare your answers and share them with any team members before submitting 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.

30×30 Annual Progress Report

2023

CCIH released the 2023 30×30 Annual Progress Report in November 2023, which summarizes the achievements of commitment makers.” In 2023, the initiative had 40 active commitments across 36 countries. The sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) region represents the most commitments (24, 60%), followed by global operations (9, 23%), the Asian region (5, 12%), and the Caribbean region (2, 5%). Health workforce was the most common commitment area (24, 60%), followed by service delivery (18, 45%), community services (17, 43%), leadership and governance (16, 40%), access to essential medicines (13, 33%), financing (10, 25%), and health information systems (7, 18%) commitments. In the first four years since 2019, 6,087 training programs were delivered, and 41,941 health personnel were trained. Around 2.3 million people were reached by various health programs. A total of 4,103 health institutions were supported to improve their capacity in various technical areas.

30×30 Commitment Makers

CCIH released the first round of commitments in April 2020 and updated those commitments in October 2020, May 2021, July 2022 and May 2023. See the full list of current 30×30 Commitment Makers and summaries of their commitments here. CCIH will harness lessons and foster learning among organizations that made commitments and promote what will be called the “ABCs of health system strengthening.”

Regions and Countries with Commitments

Countries are followed by the organizations that 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)

Countries

  • Angola (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Health Service Corps)
  • Bangladesh (World Renew)
  • Burundi (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Academy of African Physicians, Kabarak University Department of Family Medicine, Kupenda for the Children, LifeNet International)
  • 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 (Appel à la Compassion, Christian Academy of African Physicians, Christian Health Service Corps, DOM ECC SUD-KIVU, Kabarak University Department of Family Medicine, Le Bon Berger, LifeNet International, Medical Benevolence Foundation)
  • Ethiopia (Christian Academy of African Physicians, Christian Health Service Corps, CURE, Kabarak University Department of Family Medicine)
  • Gabon (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Academy of African Physicians)
  • Ghana (Christian Health Service Corps, LifeNet International, Muslim Family Counselling Services)
  • Guatemala (World Renew)
  • Haiti (Catholic Medical Mission Board, Christian Health Service Corps, The Dalton Foundation, Global Health Action, Medical Benevolence Foundation, 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, Catholic Medical Mission Board, Christian Academy of African Physicians, Christian Health Association of Kenya, Christian Health Service Corps, CURE, Global Health Action, Kabarak University Department of Family Medicine, Kupenda for the Children, LifeNet International, Medical Benevolence Foundation, 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, Kingdom Workers, Kupenda for the Children, LifeNet International, Medical Benevolence Foundation)
  • Mexico (Christian Health Service Corps)
  • Mozambique (World Renew)
  • Nepal (American Leprosy Missions)
  • Niger (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Academy of African Physicians, Christian Health Association of Nigeria, CURE, 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 (Catholic Medical Mission Board, Christian Health Service Corps)
  • Philippines (CURE, International Care Ministries )
  • Republic of Congo (Christian Health Service Corps)
  • Rwanda (Christian Health Service Corps, Community Fountain Organization)
  • Senegal (Association Galle Kisal/House of Salvation)
  • Sierra Leone (Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone, Healey International, Helping Children Worldwide, Relief Foundation, Kupenda for the Children)
  • South Sudan (African Mission Healthcare, Catholic Medical Mission Board)
  • Tanzania (African Mission Healthcare, Kabarak University Department of Family Medicine, Kupenda for the Children, Tanzania Initiative for Achievement)
  • Togo (African Mission Healthcare, Église Méthodiste du Togo/PMDCT)
  • Uganda (African Mission Healthcare, Christian Health Service Corps, CURE, Global Health Action, Kabarak University Department of Family Medicine, LifeNet International, World Renew)
  • Ukraine (Christian Health Service Corps)
  • Zambia (Catholic Medical Mission Board, Christian Health Service Corps, CURE, Expanded Church Response, Kupenda for the Children)
  • Zimbabwe (Zimbabwe Association of Church-Related Hospitals)

Contact Us: Please email 30×30 (at) ccih.org with questions.

 

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