The CCIH 2021 Conference will be a virtual event held in May with six sessions spread out over three weeks that focus on hearing from global voices and sharing practical experience and learning, with time set aside to make connections, and have meaningful dialogue and fellowship. New this year, we will have simultaneous translation into French and Spanish for all sessions and the networking hour.

Traduction en Français/ Traducción al Español

Français: La conférence CCIH 2021 sera un événement virtuel avec six sessions qui se tiendront de 8h00 à 11h00 HAE les 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 et 27 mai. Les deux premières heures seront un moment d’apprentissage et le partage et la troisième heure sera consacrée aux échanges entre les participants et à la discussion. Toutes les sessions auront une traduction en français et l’heure d’échange et discussion aura une section pour les francophones. Vous pouvez vous inscrire pour une journée ou tous les jours. Les résidents des pays en cours de développement peuvent participer gratuitement à la conférence.

Español: La conferencia CCIH 2021 será un evento virtual con seis sesiones que tendrán lugar de 8:00 am a 11:00 am EDT los días 11, 13, 18, 20, 25 y 27 de mayo. Las dos primeras horas serán un tiempo de aprendizaje y compartir y la tercera hora se dedicará a los intercambios entre los participantes y discutir. Todas las sesiones tendrán traducción al español y el tiempo de intercambio y discusión tendrá una sección para hispanohablantes. Puede inscribirse por un día o todos los días. Los residentes de países en desarrollo pueden participar en la conferencia de forma gratuita.

The six sessions will be held on May 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, and 27 from 8:00 to 11:00 am U.S. EDT each day. Our theme is Cultivating Unity in Global Health.

Featured Speakers

  • Joshua Bogunjoko, MD, SIM International Director on the opening day May 11, focusing on Unity in Global Health.
  • Samuel Mwenda, MD, General Secretary, Christian Health Association of Kenya on May 11
  • Jonathan Quick, MD, Managing Director for Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Prevention at The Rockefeller Foundation and author of The End of Epidemics: The Looming Threat to Humanity and How to Stop It, on May 11.
  • An Interview with Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba, Primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda and Archbishop of Uganda on May 13.
  • Peter Yeboah, MPH, ACHAP Board Chair and Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Ghana and Agnes Moses, MD, Executive Director, Partners in Hope Malawi discuss the leadership skills that have helped them succeed, what situations have tested them and strengthened their leadership, and what they see as the biggest needs for growth in leadership skills and practices in healthcare today on May 13.
  • Koki Agarwal, MD, Project Director, USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership on May 13.
  • Rick Gardner, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CURE International on A Shared Governance Model: When Spiritual Health is Equal to Administration and Physical Health on May 13.
  • Sister Priscilla Busingye, MD, President of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Uganda and 2020 winner of the African Mission Healthcare’s annual L’Chaim Prize by Tonny Tumwesigye, MD of the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau (UMPB) on May 18 as we explore Community Ownership and Co-Creation.
  • Harold Koenig, MD, Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, at the Duke University Medical Center and expert on the positive influence of religious involvement on public health, on May 20.
  • Lydia Dsane-Selby, MD, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme on May 25.
  • Adam Nicholas Phillips, Director of USAID’s Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the recently established Local, Faith, and Transformative Partnership Hub at USAID on May 25.
  • An Interview with Thabani Maphosa, MPhil, Managing Director of Country Programmes, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance conducted by Rick Santos, MBA, MTS, President and CEO, Church World Service on May 27.

See the full draft program below. Expand each day for the link to speaker bios for that day.

Our guiding verse is “Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love. Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit.” Ephesians 4:2-4

 

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Now - April 19, 2021
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(After April 19, 2021)
Individual/Student member (dues are current)$0$50 per person
Staff of member organizations$0$50 per person
Non-Member Registration$70 (includes one-year individual membership, if desired)$120 (includes one-year individual membership, if desired)
Student/Retiree (Non-Member)$25$50
People who reside in Low/Middle Income Countries$0 for first 500 registrants, $50 after that$0 for first 500 registrants, $50 after that

CCIH Individual Members: If your individual membership dues are not paid, please log-in to your member account to pay your dues and then register for the 2021 Conference. If you are having trouble accessing your account, please email Membership (at) ccih.org.

If you are not a current member, and would like to become a member, please click here to submit an individual membership application and pay the appropriate dues amount. After that, you will be able to register for the 2021 conference at the member rate.

Residents of Low- or Middle-Income Countries

The first 500 registrants from a low- or middle-income country register for free. See World Bank country classification. You can also download an Excel sheet which is arranged in alphabetical order and makes it easier to locate your country here.

 

Program

 

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May 11, 8:00 to 10:00 am U.S. EDT

Welcome to the Conference, and Moderator for the Day: Doug Fountain, Executive Director, CCIH

Welcome Message from Platinum Sponsor: Margaret Schuler, Senior Vice President of International Programs, World Vision US

Theological Underpinning for Unity, featuring Joshua Bogunjoko, MD, SIM International Director

Going Further Together: Building Ecumenical and Interfaith Collaboration for Health, featuring Samuel Mwenda, MD, General Secretary, Christian Health Association of Kenya, Dennis Cherian, MHA, MS, BHMS, Associate Vice President/Senior Technical Director for Health and Nutrition at Corus International, and Sally Smith, PhD, Consultant at the World Health Organization and Coordinator for the Anglican Health and Community Network

Jesus Modeled Care for Those with Disabilities: A video featuring Karen Rispin of Assistive Technology Catalyst Project with IDEAS and BethanyKids; and Kupenda for the Children

Decolonizing Global Health: A conversation moderated by Jonathan Quick, MD, MPH, Managing Director, Pandemic Response, Preparedness, and Prevention, Health Initiative, Rockefeller Foundation with Ruth Kayima, MPH, Health and Gender Coordinator (East Africa), World Renew; and Milton Amayun, MD, MPH, Former President of International Care Ministries

Time for Q&A: We will hold all questions and answers for all speakers until the end of the program.

10:00 to 11:00 am: Fellowship and Networking with Rotating Breakout Rooms. You will have the opportunity to network and join in fellowship with two different groups of global colleagues, facilitated by a CCIH member.

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May 13, 8:00 am to 10:00 am U.S. EDT

Welcome and Facilitation by Mwai Makoka, MBBS, Programme Executive for Health and Healing, World Council of Churches

Achieving Servant Leadership: CCIH Executive Director Doug Fountain will interview Archbishop Stephen Kaziimba, Primate of the Anglican Church of Uganda and Archbishop of Uganda

The Conversation: Two African health leaders discuss the leadership skills that have helped them succeed, what situations have tested them and strengthened their leadership, and what they see as the biggest need for growth in leadership skills and practices in healthcare today. Featuring Peter Yeboah, MPH, ACHAP Board Chair and Executive Director of the Christian Health Association of Ghana and Dr. Agnes Moses, Executive Director, Partners in Hope Malawi

Helping Leaders Inspire and Guide Health in Technical Leadership through Partnerships featuring Koki Agarwal, MD, Project Director, USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership

Engaging Local Churches and Health Committees in Health Services: Local church health services in Liberia and Sierra Leone talk about their partnership with the Christian Health Association of Liberia (CHAL) and the Christian Health Association of Sierra Leone (CHASL)

A Shared Governance Model: When Spiritual Health is Equal to Health and Administration featuring Rick Gardner, MD, Chief Medical Officer, CURE International

Time for Q&A: We will hold all questions and answers for all speakers until the end of the program.

10:00 to 11:00 am: Fellowship and Networking with Rotating Breakout Rooms. You will have the opportunity to network and join in fellowship with two different groups of global colleagues facilitated by a CCIH member.

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May 18, 8:00 am to 10:00 am U.S. EDT

Welcome and Facilitation by Allison Flynn, MPH, Senior Health and Nutrition Technical Advisor

The Power of Communities in Health: An Interview of Dr./Sr. Priscilla Busingye, President of the Association of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Uganda and 2020 winner of the African Mission Healthcare’s annual L’Chaim Prize conducted by Tonny Tumwesigye, MD, MPH, Executive Director, Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau

Applying Lessons from COVID Community Mobilization to Prepare and Respond to Future Disease Outbreaks with Religious Leaders as Health Champions featuring Kelechi Sarah Utoware, Programme Officer, Christian Health Association of Nigeria; and Kongnyu Emmanuel, RN, BSc, MPH, IPC & WASH Supervisor, Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Services. The conversation will be moderated by Nkatha Njeru, MPH, Coordinator, of the Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP).

Community Involvement and Ownership of Maternal and Child Health Programs in the Time of COVID-19. Laura Smelter, MD, Director of Training at Christian Health Service Corps (CHSC), a healthcare mission sending and training organization, will interview Dr. Bibiana MacLeod, a missionary with Medical Ambassadors International (MAI).

Sharing Visions: Partnering with Service Providers and Faith-based Organizations to Shift Social Norms for Health and Equity: Experiences from DRC and Rwanda featuring Olivier Bizimana, Passages Project Coordinator in the Tearfund Rwanda office, (overseeing scale up support of Masculinité, Famille, et Foi) and Francesca Quirke, SGBV Intervention Programme Manager, TearFund

Cultivating Community Ownership for Sustainable MNCH Gains.  World Renew applied an overarching values and evidence-based approach to co-create community ownership of health with communities in Guatemala and Mozambique that had high levels of child stunting and low health capacity. The programs are part of World Renew's CCIH 30x30 Health Systems Initiative commitment. The panel will explore the roll out and results of the program in those countries, featuring Nancy Tenbroek, Development Specialist, World Renew; Lemon Chipwatali, Health Program Advisor, World Renew and Sadoc Aquilar Palma, Program Consultant, World Renew

Time for Q&A: We will hold all questions and answers for all speakers until the end of the program.

10:00 to 11:00 am: Fellowship and Networking with Rotating Breakout Rooms. You will have the opportunity to network and join in fellowship with two different groups of global colleagues, facilitated by a CCIH member.

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May 20, 8:00 am to 10:00 am U.S. EDT

Moderator: Anbrasi Edward, MBA, MPH, PhD, MSc is a faculty member in the Department of International Health at Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Spiritual Metrics featuring Harold Koenig, MD, Director of the Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health at the Duke University Medical Center and expert on the positive influence of religious involvement on public health.

5 Tips for Measuring Spiritual Impact featuring Mary Lindloff, Senior Director of Analytics and U.S. Programs, Kingdom Workers

Monitoring, Evaluation, Accountability and Learning (MEAL) and Faith: Beyond Western Approaches featuring Dr. Jennifer Philippa Eggert, Senior Research Associate, Joint Learning Initiative (JLI) on Faith and Local Communities. The JLI MEAL Hub showcases good practices among FBOs in MEAL.

Community Engagement in Learning Systems, featuring:

  • Naomi Makau, Program and M&E Manager, World Renew Kenya on Community-based MEL in Kilifi County, Kenya
  • James Wanda, BScN, Project Manager for World Relief Kenya’s Strengthening Community Health Outcomes through Positive Engagement (SCOPE) Project, funded by USAID, on Learning from Challenges in Local Partnerships
  • Matilda Matitha, Project Manager, Scaling Up SUN-NECS Nutrition Project, World Relief Malawi on Partnering with Governments at the Community Level: Continuous Learning as a Key to Success and Sustainability of Health System

Learning and Adaptive Management featuring Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, Global Health Consultant and former Senior Vice President of Global Programs for Americares

Time for Q&A: We will hold all questions and answers for all speakers until the end of the program.

10:00 to 11:00 am: Fellowship and Networking with Rotating Breakout Rooms. You will have the opportunity to network and join in fellowship with two different groups of global colleagues, facilitated by a CCIH member.

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May 25, 8:00 am to 10:00 am U.S. EDT

Welcome and Facilitation by James Duah, MPH, EMBA, Deputy Executive Director, Christian Health Association of Ghana

Health Insurance and Mobile Money: Experience from Ghana featuring Dr. Lydia Dsane-Selby, Chief Executive Officer of Ghana’s National Health Insurance Scheme

Adam Phillips, Director of USAID's Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and the recently established Local, Faith, and Transformative Partnership Hub at USAID, will speak on the importance of strengthening locally led organizations through USAID partnership and how we can leverage the focus on strong resilient health systems beyond the current COVID-19 crisis.

Project DHARA Brings Digital and AI-Enabled Interventions for WASH, Leprosy and Lymphatic Filariasis LF to the Home featuring Sunil Anand, MD (Dermatology), Asia Regional Director, American Leprosy Missions

How Do You Say "Wash Your Hands" in 1,000 Languages? featuring Paul Frank, Executive Director, SIL LEAD

Faith and Whatsapp: Leveraging Technology to Listen, Learn and Support Community Health for Children and Communities in COVID-19 featuring Andrea Kaufmann, Director for Faith and External Engagement, World Vision International

Exploring Telehealth to Optimize Outcomes featuring Nelson Muoki, MBA, Development and Programs Manager, CURE Kenya

Time for Q&A: We will hold all questions and answers for all speakers until the end of the program.

10:00 to 11:00 am: Fellowship and Networking with Rotating Breakout Rooms. You will have the opportunity to network and join in fellowship with two different groups of global colleagues, facilitated by a CCIH member.

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May 27, 8:00 am to 10:00 am U.S. EDT

Welcome and Facilitation by Rick Santos, MBA, MTS, President and CEO, Church World Service

Welcome Message from Platinum Sponsor: Stuart Knight, Vice President, Global Accounts, Infectious Disease Rapid Diagnostics, Abbott

Vaccines: A Critical Link in Health Systems: An Interview with Thabani Maphosa, MPhil, Managing Director of Country Programmes, Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance by Rick Santos

How WHO Works with Faith-based Organizations during the COVID-19 Pandemic with Sarah Hess, MPH, World Health Organization Information Network for Epidemics (EPI-WIN)

The Role of the Church in Vaccine Distribution: Learning from Past Campaigns as We Look to Equitable COVID 19 Vaccine Distribution featuring Charles Franzén, Humanitarian and Disaster Response Director, World Relief

Using Healthcare Facility Mapping Information to Make Data-Driven Decisions to Strengthen the Healthcare System in Haiti featuring Marie-Claire Charles, Haiti Country Director, The Dalton Foundation; and a Discussion of CCIH Mapping Efforts with Barbara Campbell, RPh, CCN, Executive Director, The Dalton Foundation

Speaking with One Voice, Working Through Many Hands: ADRA’s Approach to Integrating Community and Health Facility Actions in Yemen featuring Paul Apedha, Community Health Nurse/Midwife, Health Specialist, ADRA Yemen

The Latest on CCIH's 30x30 Health Systems Initiative: Update and Announcement of New Commitments by Zana Kiragu, MPH, MPharm

Time for Q&A: We will hold all questions and answers for all speakers until the end of the program.

10:00 to 11:00 am: Fellowship and Networking with Rotating Breakout Rooms. You will have the opportunity to network and join in fellowship with two different groups of global colleagues, facilitated by a CCIH member.

Conference Closing: Doug Fountain, Executive Director, CCIH

 

 

CCIH 2021 Sponsors

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Sponsorship Opportunities

CCIH 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities

In 2020, 682 people from 70 countries participated in the CCIH virtual conference. Participants typically include executives, managers, technical staff, medical professionals, students, ministers and advocates who represent: non-governmental organizations, Christian health associations, health ministries and church networks, mission/volunteer and donation agencies, advocacy organizations, corporations and universities and research organizations.

“CCIH gets people who really know the trends affecting our work. This conference helps me go back to my organization and shows I’ve got my finger on the pulse of innovation…” – Kris P.

Learn more about CCIH 2021 Sponsorship Opportunities