How CCIH Began

CCIH got its start when a group of Christians attending the annual conference of the National Conference on International Health (NCIH) (now Global Health Council) found they benefited greatly from fellowship with each other and addressing what made their work in global health as Christians special. They organized separate sessions just prior to the NCIH meetings and in 1987, the National Council of Churches held a meeting at Stony Point, New York for these Christians to share their plans for medical missions and learn from each other.

This began the annual tradition of a gathering, named Conference of Christians for International Health (CCIH), which later evolved into Christian Connections for International Health. Today, the annual conference is still a crucial part of CCIH’s mission to connect Christians from across the globe to share best practices in faith-based global health, network, worship and join in Christian fellowship.


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