30×30 Health Systems Initiative

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 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.

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.

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.


CCIH released the first round of commitments in April 2020 and updated those commitments in October 2020 and May 2021. 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 new 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.


Commitment Makers

Click on the organization name to go directly to its commitment.

African Mission Healthcare
American Leprosy Missions
Assistive Technology Catalyst Project with IDEAS
Blessings International
Christian Academy of African Physicians
Christian Health Association of Kenya
Christian Health Association of Malawi
Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone (CHASL) / Healey International Relief Foundation (HealeyIRF)
Christian Health Service Corps
Christian Medical Association of India
Community Fountain Organization
CURE / International Aid
The Dalton Foundation
Digital African Health Library Service
Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network (EPN)
Église Methodiste du Togo/PMDCT
Global Health Action
Hezekiah Health Foundation
IMA World Health
Kunri Christian Hospital
Kupenda for the Children
LifeNet International
National Medical Services Consortium
Rural Health Services Sudan United Mission / Nigerian Reformed Church
St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore
Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau
World Council of Churches
World Hope International
World Relief
World Renew
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 (Digital African Health Library Service, 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)
  • Egypt (Assistive Technology Catalyst Project with IDEAS)
  • 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, World Relief)
  • 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, Assistive Technology Catalyst Project with IDEAS, 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 Relief, 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, World Relief)
  • 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, World Relief)
  • 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, Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau, 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

Launch Webinar

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.

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. CCIH continues to accept commitments in specific time frames, which 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)
  • Needs/requests

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. 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.

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.