We are grateful for our speakers, sponsors, volunteers and participants who made the CCIH 2021 Conference a success. The conference was held over six days in May from 8:00 to 11:00 am EDT each day, attracting over 500 attendees from more than 50 countries. Our theme was Cultivating Unity in Global Health. See links to more information and recordings by opening up the block for each day below.

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 program below. Expand each day for the link to speaker bios for that day as well as links to recordings.

Our guiding verse was “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

Program

 

-> Day 1 Session Recording | Grabación en español

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

Sponsor for the Day: World Vision Sponsor Page

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.

This session is sponsored by: 

-> Day 2 Session Recording | Grabación en español | Enregistrement en français

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

Sponsor for the Day: CURE Sponsor Page

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.

This session is sponsored by:

->  Day 3 Session Recording | Grabación en español | Enregistrement en français

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

Sponsor for the Day: World Relief

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)

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.

This session is sponsored by:

-> Session Recording in English | Grabación en español | Enregistrement en français

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

Sponsors for the Day:
Health for All Nations & Christian Journal for Global Health Sponsor page
Eastern Mennonite University Sponsor Page

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.

This session is sponsored by:

-> Session Recording in English | Enregistrement en françaisGrabación en español 

-> Read Speaker Bios

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

Sponsors for the Day:
American Leprosy Missions Sponsor page
Hemex Health

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.

This session is sponsored by:

         

-> Session Recording (English) | Enregistrement en français | (Experimentamos dificultades técnicas con la grabación en español de esta sesión.)

-> Read Speaker Bios

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

Sponsor for the Day: Abbott

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 Myal Greene, Senior Vice President for International Programs, 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 See the Video

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 | You will have the opportunity to network and join in fellowship with global colleagues, facilitated by a CCIH member.

Conference Closing: Doug Fountain, Executive Director, CCIH

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Sponsors

Sponsors

More About Our Sponsors

PLATINUM

World Vision Sponsor Page

Abbott | See our Blog about Bringing Quality Care Closer to Home

GOLD

American Leprosy Missions Sponsor Page | See our Blog about Technology in Global Health: An Instrument of Impact

CURE International Sponsor Page | See our Blog about CURE International: Investing in Surgical Training to Reach More Children in Need

Eastern Mennonite University Sponsor Page | See our Blog about Nurses Cultivating Health at EMU

Health For All Nations and the Christian Journal for Global Health Sponsor Page | See our Blog about Cultivating Unity in Global Health

Hemex Health Sponsor Page | See our Blog on Sickle Cell Disease: New Solutions for Diagnosis and Management

SILVER

IMA World Health Sponsor Page | See our Blog on how the IMA World Health and ACHAP Partnership Enabled Rapid Response to COVID-19

MAP International Sponsor Page | See our Blog on MAP International: Bringing Health and Hope to a World in Need of Both