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September 1, 2022

by Kathy Erb


Upcoming Events

CCIH holds regular quarterly forums for members to enable discussion and shared learning, as well as public webinars and in-person events.


Forum Francophone: La viabilité dans le temps de nos organisations

Jeudi 18 Avril: 12 h Heure de l’Afrique de l’Ouest / 7 am Washington, DC

Nous partagerons des expériences sur les mécanismes probants ou prometteurs dans nos organismes pour assurer la viabilité.

Nganya Kikwire Gulain, Coordinateur, Programme d’Actions pour le Développement au Congo asbl (PADCO) partagera :

  • Vue d’ensemble du travail récent de PADCO après les inondations au RDC
  • Structure organisationnelle de PADCO
  • Efforts de durabilité : les stratégies de diversification des financements, les partenariats avec les donateurs, et les plans ou initiatives de durabilité à long terme en place.

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Webinar: Educating Religious Leaders about Family Planning: What Does the Research Reveal?

April 25 at 8:00 to 9:00 am Washington, DC / 3:00 to 4:00 pm Nairobi

L’interprétation en français via Wordly AI sera fournie.

A team of researchers led by Dr. Agrey Mwakisole and Dr. Jennifer Downs conducted an open-label, cluster randomized trial in 24 communities in Tanzania to determine whether an educational intervention for religious leaders would increase community knowledge, demand for, and ultimately uptake of family planning. The results were published in The Lancet Global Health in December 2023.

Come join us to learn and discuss:

  • The researchers’ methods and findings.
  • Concerns expressed in the same issue of The Lancet Global Health about engaging religious leaders as possibly reinforcing existing power dynamics and potentially compromising women’s autonomy and decision-making. Did the team find anything related to this concern?
  • Why they decided to conduct a research study on this topic, and
  • Their advice for others interested in linking research questions to family planning projects with faith communities.

The webinar will be moderated by Mona Bormet, CCIH Program Director.


  • Dr. Jennifer Downs, Associate Professor of Medicine and the Ehrenkranz Family / Orli R. Etingin, M.D. Associate Professor of Women’s Health, Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Dr. Agrey Mwakisole, Principal Emeritus and Professor, Mwanza Christian College, Tanzania

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2024 East Africa Regional Meeting

CCIH is excited to hold an in-person meeting May 21-23, 2024 at Brackenhurst Conference Centre in Limuru, Kenya. Our theme is Mental Health Matters: Speaking Up for Mental Health in Christian Communities. The meeting will be co-hosted by the Christian Health Association of Kenya (CHAK) and SIL, Anglo-Lusophone Africa. Learn more here.


Forum Francophone: Lutte contre la pauvreté

Mardi 23 Juillet: 12 h Heure de l’Afrique de l’Ouest / 7 am New York

Nous discuterons: Quel projet est le mieux adapté dans vos contextes ? Partagez des expériences des organisations intervenants dans le domaine.

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2024 Virtual Learning Institute on Business Development

We are continuing the theme of Business Development for the 2024 VLI scheduled for Tuesday, October 8th to Thursday, October 10th, 2024.

Registration link is coming soon.

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