CCIH 31st Annual Conference: Strengthening Global Health, Faith at the Center

Baltimore, Maryland
Thursday, July 13, 2017



Featured Speakers

Kent Brantly, MD

Photo by Gaylon Wampler 

Ebola Doctor Kent Brantly, MD To Share His Faith Journey

Saturday July 15, 2017 | Worship 9:00 to 9:30 am | Faith Journey Plenary Session Begins 9:30 am

Compassion over fear. That’s how Dr. Kent Brantly describes the most important lesson he learned from his experience treating Ebola patients in Liberia and ultimately becoming infected with the virus. Dr. Brantly will share that experience and his personal faith journey leading him to serve as a missionary doctor with Samaritan’s Purse

Kent and his wife Amber and two children are now based in Fort Worth, Texas. He treats patients and trains Family Medicine residents at John Peter Smith Hospital. The Brantlys are authors of the book Called for Life. Join us as we hear from Kent how this extraordinary experience has impacted his life, his faith and his work.  

Conference Schedule 

Wednesday, July 12 

7:00 am to Midnight | Housing Check-in

4:00 pm to 9:00 pm | Registration

Thursday, July 13 

7:00 am to 7:00 pm | Registration

7:00 am to Midnight | Housing Check-in

7:30 to 8:30 am
| Breakfast

8:00 am to 1:00 pmMorning Pre-Conference: Do We, The Church, Engage and Reach Youth? 
(Pre-conferences have a separate registration fee. If you would like to attend a pre-conference, please select it and pay the fee when you register for the conference.)

Nearly 50% of the world's population is younger than 30, the majority of which live in developing countries. Our youth face incomplete education, early marriage, early childbearing, threat of HIV, violence and conflict. Join us to learn and discuss how faith-based organizations are reaching youth on the issues of HIV, family planning, body literacy, and in areas of conflict. We will address questions such as: How does The Church reach youth to help them flourish and thrive? What are the best practices of faith communities on reaching youth? Can we share what has not worked? And what can we learn so we can strengthen our programs?

Schedule for Pre-conference Session:

8:00 to 8:45 am Breakfast and Personal Stories from Two Youth Participants:

Ngalande Ngalande, Jr., LLB, Advocacy Officer, Churches Health Association of Zambia and Eloho Basikoro, PhD, Intern, World Vision

8:45 to 9:00 am Introductions and Welcome
9:00 to 9:15 am Statistics and Definitions: Jeff Jordan, President & CEO, Population Reference Bureau
9:15 to 9:40 am What's Working and What's Not Working? Cate Lane, USAID 
9:40 to 11:10 am Roundtables focused on 5 Topics:

  • Youth & HIV (Gloria Ekpo, World Vision) 
  • Youth & Reproductive Health Education for Youth (Lauren VanEnk, Institute for Reproductive Health)
  • Youth & Family Planning (Marta Pirzadeh, FHI 360 and Ngalande Ngalande, Churches Health Association of Zambia)
  • Youth in Humanitarian Settings (Rachel Moynihan, UNFPA)
  • Youth & Child Marriage (Rachel Clement, International Center for Research on Women, co-chair of Girls Not Brides)
11:10 am to Noon: Action Steps/Commitments/Summary
Noon to 1:00 pm: Lunch and Networking

Planned by the Health of Women & Children sub-group, including representatives from: Catholic Medical Mission Board, CCIH, Churches Health Association of Zambia, Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network, Institute for Reproductive Health, John Snow, Inc., World Relief, and World Vision. 

1:15 to 4:00 pm | Afternoon Pre-Conference: Monitoring & Evaluation Training
(Pre-conferences have a separate registration fee. If you would like to attend a pre-conference, please select it and pay the fee when you register for the conference.)
We will explore concepts and principles of designing monitoring and evaluation (M&E) frameworks, learning from good and bad examples, and experience a hands-on lab session working in teams.

  • Anbrasi Edward, PhD, Associate Scientist, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health
  • Jennifer Winestock Luna, Director of M&E Services, Realizing Global Health 

Dinner: A list of places to eat before the opening plenary starts at 5:00 pm can be found in the Things to Do in Baltimore Tab. Hors d'oeuvres will be served at the reception at 7:00 pm.

5:00 to 5:30 pm | Opening Worship

5:30 - 7:00 pm | Welcome and Opening Plenary 

Topic: Health Systems Strengthening and Faith-based Organizations

Faith-based organizations provide a significant amount of the health care in many developing nations, especially in areas where people lack access to care from government and other providers. These FBOs are forging partnerships and capitalizing on new technology to deliver care and strengthen the health systems in which they operate. We will learn how FBOs are making an impact in the diverse and changing environments where they operate, including:

  • Country-specific examples from Cameroon to Haiti where the role FBOs play in Health Systems Strengthening differs dramatically due to a number of factors, such as how they interact with the Ministry of Health and how health systems are designed. 
  • An exciting initiative by The Conrad N. Hilton Foundation and Catholic Medical Mission Board to build capacity and innovation through technology, including eHealth/mHealth, resulting in strengthening care delivered by a group of Catholic hospitals. 
  • How Christian health providers in Ghana have had remarkable success partnering with the Ministry of Health to meet the needs of the people of Ghana.

Moderator: Katie Taylor, International Executive and Development Leader, Former USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health

  • Frank Baer, SANRU, Vice-President 
  • Paul Mikov, Catholic Medical Mission Board, Vice President of Institutional Partnerships
  • Peter Yeboah, Christian Health Association of Ghana, Executive Director and Africa Christian Health Associations Platform, Chair

7:00 to 9:00 pm | Reception sponsored by the Christian Journal for Global Health and World Vision

Networking and Time with Exhibitors

Friday, July 14

7:00 am to 4:00 pm | Conference Registration

7:00 am to Midnight | Housing Check-in

7:15 to 8:15 am | Breakfast

8:30 to 9:15 am | Worship

9:15 to 10:35 am | Plenary Session 2

Churches: A Unique Force for Community-Based Primary Care 

Communities that are empowered, educated on matters of health and driven by Christian values to care for each other are uniquely positioned to improve the health of community members. We will learn how three programs have resulted in real progress in health thanks to involvement of church partners and Christian community health workers, including 

  • World Relief’s program to work with church partners in Malawi to provide social support and encourage healthy behaviors among 1,500 HIV-positive individuals. 
  • World Renew's program in Bangladesh in two areas with high maternal and child mortality to engage unpaid village-level community health workers to dramatically increase uptake of health services, incorporating Biblical values into their training.
  • A program by the Anglican Dioceses of Niassa in Mozambique that resulted in tremendous increases in health knowledge and healthy practices in communities after more than 10,000 volunteers developed their God-given gifts and now live as active agents of change in 321 rural villages. 
Moderator:  Laura van Vuuren, Global Health Consultant

  • Amberle Brown, Program Advisor, Health and Nutrition, World Relief
  • Grace Kreulen, Health Program Consultant, World Renew
  • Rebecca Vander Meulen, Director - Community Health and Development (Mission), Anglican Diocese of Niassa - Mozambique
10:35 to 11:00 am | Network and Time with Exhibitors - Coffee/Tea Break

11:00 am to 12:00 pm | Breakout Sessions 1 (Three sessions running concurrently)

Session 1A: Christians Respond to Violence, Stigma and Lack of Care for Women

The Bible tells us that men and women are both created in the image of God; yet, women suffer widespread sexual violence, stigmatization related to menstruation, and struggle to receive care during childbirth. We will learn how Christian organizations in three locations are rising to the challenges of these injustices:

  • Samaritan's Purse is engaging the local church in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to stop the massive number of rapes, an estimated 1,150 every day that occur in that country. The violence has been connected to conflict, ingrained societal beliefs and misinterpretations of Biblical texts.
  • Stigmatization from menstruation causes women and girls to miss school and employment opportunities, while lack of sanitary supplies leads to dangerous coping methods. It’s Our Mission: Period! presents an evangelistic model of how God loves women and chose their anatomy and how their bodies work, and provides sensible solutions for women in disadvantaged areas. 
  • In a remote community in Niger with a population of 11,000, only one hospital bed was allocated for women to deliver. Samaritan’s Purse’s innovative approach sensitized community leaders on the importance of having a dedicated ward for deliveries and provided medical and construction materials if men in the community provided bricks and labor. 

Moderator: Amy Hewitt, International Aid

  • Emma Smith Cain, Samaritan’s Purse, A Lasting Change: Addressing Gender-Based Violence through Church-Based Interventions and Protection Committees
  • Donna Terprstra, It’s Our Mission, Period!, She’s Worth It!
  • Bruce Larkin, Health & Nutrition Program Manager, Samaritan’s Purse Niger 
Session 1B: Reports from the Field: HSS & FBOs

Faith-based organizations are involved in many aspects impacting overall health systems, from large-scale medicine procurement projects to helping marginalized communities have access to care, basic services and clean water. We will hear about three efforts to improve the delivery of care: 

  • Access to quality-assured medicines remains a major challenge in most low- and middle-income countries. The Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network is working with four faith-based drug supply organizations in Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda and Uganda on a Pooled Procurement Project to ensure access, affordability and availability to lifesaving medicines. 
  • In an interactive presentation, we will discuss feedback from CCIH members on healthcare delivery, to help us understand how we can strengthen our work and meet the objectives outlined in the CCIH Strategic Plan to “strengthen the role of members to improve fragile local and national health systems.” 
  • Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) affect many marginalized and voiceless communities and flourish where there is poor housing, sanitation, unsafe water and limited access to basic health services. We will explore initiatives in health promotion and empowerment to address NTDs. 

Moderator:  Theresa Nyamupachitu, IMA World Health, Senior Program Advisor, Health Systems Strengthening 

  • Mirfin Mpundu, Executive Director, Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network
  • Wendy Jolley-Kabi, President & CEO, Global Health Action
  • Linda Lehman, American Leprosy Missions

Session 1C: Standing on Holy Ground: The Spirituality of Care

Moderator Dr. Daniel O'Neill of the Christian Journal for Global Health will lead this discussion on integrating faith with healthcare. He will explore Ignacian practices of recognizing God's presence in all things, listening, mindfulness, reflection and entering the story of the patient, culture and community and connecting these stories to God's meta-narrative. Speakers from Eastern Mennonite University’s Nursing Department will discuss EMU's integration of Spirituality and Care and how the school has adopted O’Brien’s sacred covenant philosophy to shape their approach to nursing care, education, and personal relationships. This philosophy is based on Moses’ story at the burning bush: standing on holy ground. 

Moderator: Daniel O'Neill, MD, Christian Journal for Global Health

  • Don Tyson, Professor of Nursing, Eastern Mennonite University
  • Ann Hershberger, Professor of Nursing, Eastern Mennonite University
12:00 to 1:00 pm | Lunch With Support from the Eleanor Crook Foundation

Theme Table: Emerging Standards for Volunteers and Product Donations in Humanitarian Emergencies, led by Doug Fountain, Vice President for Strategy and Impact, Medical Teams International

Theme Table: Holistic Needs of Children in Crisis: Crisis Care Training International will lead a discussion on resources available to help you and your organization address the holistic needs of children in crisis.

Theme Table: Short-term Medical Missions: Are We Really Helping? led by Julie Varughese, MD, Medical Officer, Americares

1:00 to 1:30 pm | Network and Time with Exhibitors

1:30 to 2:30 pm | Breakout Sessions 2 (Three sessions running concurrently)

Session 2A: Advocacy, Empowering Faith Groups and Managing Imperfect Testing in HIV/AIDS

Faith groups have many important roles in addressing HIV/AIDS. They have influence with religious leaders and are able to engage them in educational efforts; FBOs serve as advocates working for greater government support of health costs for those in need; and they are well-positioned to address stigma and encourage HIV testing. We will hear from three faith groups about their work in HIV/AIDS:

  • IMA World Health is partnering with the Christian Health Association of Kenya to engage religious leaders in the slum areas of Korogocho, Nairobi to expand demand and uptake of pediatric HIV services, successfully leveraging the influential role of these leaders on behavior change. 
  • The Churches Health Association of Zambia (CHAZ) has a robust advocacy program, resulting in agreements with the Ministry of Health committing the Government to provide grants covering 75 percent of operational costs for Church Health Institutions. 
  • False positives in HIV testing present a number of challenges. A SIM hospital in Niger provides HIV testing and must address the challenge of maintaining the trust of the majority Muslim population it serves and avoid stigma for those with HIV.  

Moderator: Mwai Makoka, Programme Executive Director, World Council of Churches


  • Nkatha Njeru, MPH, Africa Christian Health Associations Platform (ACHAP) Coordinator, IMA World Health/ACHAP
  • Ngalande Ngalande, Advocacy Officer, Churches Health Association of Zambia 
  • Matt Megill, MD, Director of HIV and TB Programs, SIM Galmi Hospital Niger
Session 2B: Family Planning in Uganda and Senegal with Catholic and Protestant Faiths

FBOs are making great strides in Africa in family planning. Three organizations will share results and experiences from Uganda and Senegal to evaluate the work of faith groups in family planning; partner with a consortium to launch an advocacy campaign and engage religious leaders to promote family planning: 

  • A study analyzing quality and outcomes of FBO work in family planning conducted by the Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University in collaboration with the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau and Uganda Catholic Medical Bureau. 
  • The Faith To Action Network partnered with the Uganda Family Planning Consortium to implement a Faith+Family Planning Advocacy Initiative through six FBOs in Uganda, resulting in 50 religious leaders being trained as FP Champions and replication of the program in a number of other countries. 
  • An impactful program in Senegal to reduce maternal mortality through family planning engages senior-level religious leaders at the national and local level and connect with women’s religious networks.

Moderator: Douglas Huber, MD, MSc, Co-Chair, Family Planning/Reproductive Health Committee, CCIH

  • Lauren VanEnk, Program Officer, Institute for Reproductive Health at Georgetown University | Does it measure up? Assessing the quality of family planning counseling through faith-based health facilities
  • Peter Munene, International Program Coordinator, Faith to Action Network, Enhancing sub national family planning +Faith advocacy initiative through faith based approach
  • Lauren Herzog (Program Coordinator) and Wilma Mui (Program Associate), World Faiths Development Dialogue, Engaging Women's Religious Networks on Family Planning
Session 2C: Faith Groups: Reaching the Last Mile with Care

A well-known strength of the faith community is its ability to reach the “last mile” or the child “at the end of the road.” We will explore results of the work of three faith-based organizations with vulnerable and hard-to-reach populations:

  • The United Methodist Church's Abundant Health Initiative - a plan to reach 1,000,000 children under 5, with low cost, life-saving interventions, in hard-to-reach grassroots places. 
  • Community Outreach Initiative works in rural Mozambique with religious and community leaders to prevent the spread of HIV/AIDS, provide quality care for people living with HIV, share health messages and discourage harmful cultural practices, such as widow cleansing. ‚Äč
  • World Relief began its first project with the Child Survival and Health Grants Program through USAID in 1987 and has learned significant lessons working at the community level about grassroots engagement, volunteerism, and working with religious leaders.

Moderator: Nancy Pendarvis Harris, MPH, Vice President of John Snow Research & Training Institute, Inc.

  • Kathy Griffith, Global Health Unit, United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), General Board of Global Ministries, At the End of the Road
  • Manuel Miandica, Kuwangisana, Community Outreach Initiative
  • Allison Flynn, Health & Nutrition Program Advisor, World Relief, 25 years of child survival lessons learned

2:30 to 2:45 pm | Network and Time with Exhibitors - Coffee/Tea Break

2:45 to 4:10 pm | Plenary Session 3

How the Church Can Reach Youth When They Need Us

How can the church reach the millions of young people across the globe looking for guidance as they navigate the difficult years of adolescence and young adulthood? The Church is a force for positive change, but if we don't reach young people when they need good role models and wise counsel we are missing an enormous opportunity. We will hear from a panel of young professionals from a variety of backgrounds sharing their perspective on how to best reach the youth of today.

Moderator: Debbie Dortzbach, Director of Health Social Development, World Relief

  • Jerilyn Cox, BSN, RN, Nurse Care Manager, Whitman-Walker Health
  • Nana Apenem Dagadu, MPH, Senior Research Officer, Institute for Reproductive Health, Georgetown University
  • Rhona Murungi, Program Officer for Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda and Haiti, World Relief 
  • Samuel Shanju, Programme Assistant, Ecumenical Pharmaceutical Network
4:10 to 4:30 pm | Group Photo

4:30 to 5:30 pm | Annual Business Meeting

5:30 to 6:00 pm | Working Groups Meet

Dinner on your own: A list of places to eat dinner can be found in the Things to Do in Baltimore Tab. 

8:00 pm | Viewing of the movie Facing Darkness featuring the dramatic story of the Ebola outbreak and the efforts to treat Dr. Kent Brantly and other healthcare providers infected with the disease as they answered the calling to serve. Salons B & C (Conference attendees only.)

Saturday, July 15

8:00 to 10:00 am | Registration

7:30 to 8:30 am | Breakfast

9:00 to 11:00 am | Worship and Plenary 4: Faith Journeys: Kent Brantly, MD

Compassion over fear. That’s how Dr. Kent Brantly describes the most important lesson he learned from his experience treating Ebola patients in Liberia and ultimately becoming infected with the virus. Dr. Brantly will share that experience and his personal faith journey leading him to serve as a missionary doctor with Samaritan’s Purse in a session at the CCIH Conference. Dr. Brantly was the first person in the world to be treated with the experimental drug ZMapp, and the first person with Ebola to be treated in the United States when he was evacuated to Emory University Hospital. 

11:00 to 11:15 am | Break and Time with Exhibitors

11:15 am to 12:15 pm | Breakout Sessions 3 (Three Sessions Running Concurrently)

Session 3A: FBOs Share M&E  & HSS Challenges, Successes and Lessons Learned
Data collection and analysis and instituting quality control practices are crucial to the effectiveness of an organization's programs, and faith-based organizations are no exception. We will hear from three FBOs about their efforts in quality control and safety, data collection, and monitoring and evaluation. 

  • The Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau, Kiwoko Hospital Uganda and the Armstrong Institute of Patient Safety at Johns Hopkins Medicine USA are ensuring quality health care services and improving patient safety by adapting and implementing the Comprehensive Unit-Based Safety Program (CUSP) model. 
  • International Care Ministries (ICM), is a Philippine-based NGO that implements poverty alleviation programs via local churches. This session will explore how ICM integrates rigorous data collection with program monitoring, and the intersection with faith and health. 
  • SANRU in the DRC will share three M&E challenges it faces supporting evidence-based decision-making and improving health services to millions of people with an enormous amount of data. 

Moderator: Lebohang Patricia Mothae, MPub, Executive Director, Christian Health Association of Lesotho

  • Dr. Tonny Tumwesigye, Executive Director, Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau, Spreading Quality Innovative and Cost Effective Care For Vulnerable Populations Through Hospital To Hospital Patient Safety Health Systems-A National and International Partnership Based Approach
  • Lincoln Lau, International Care Ministries, The Findings and Experiences of a Data Driven Faith-Based Poverty Alleviation Program in the Philippines
  • Antoine Mafwila, SANRU, The Challenges of the Evidence-based Monitoring and Evaluation in DR Congo

Session 3B: Faith-Based Leadership on Climate Justice: A Moral Imperative

This panel will cover the challenge of climate change. Centered in voices of frontline community members, participants will hear about the experiences of communities in the United States impacted by sea level rise, shifts in agricultural yields, and extreme weather. We will also explore how communities are connecting with global south communities to engage in transnational and translocal organizing and participants will be guided in reflecting on the biblical basis for action on climate change. Finally, participants will hear about faith-based actions already happening across the United States and beyond, as well as specific, concrete ways that they can engage. Each participant will walk away with minimally one commitment to taking action on climate change.

Moderator: Ray Martin, CCIH ED Emeritus 

  • Rev. Dele, MDiv, Founder, Soil & Souls
  • Reverend Dottie Yunger, MDiv, Lead Pastor, Solomon's United Methodist Church

Session 3C: Holistic Faith-based Approaches to Healing Trauma and Building Healthy Families

A strength of faith-based health care is the focus on the whole person, including physical and emotional and spiritual healing. We will hear about two programs designed to heal by serving the whole person, body, mind and spirit:

  • Crisis Care Training International will share how all field workers can use a holistic approach to healing the many wounded around our world, drawing on its experience offering refugees, street children, child soldiers, orphans and the sexually exploited an opportunity to know and trust God. 
  • A World Relief program works with churches in six countries to encourage healthier marriages in their communities through a program known as Families for Life. 

Moderator: Paul Frank, PhD, Executive Director, SIL LEAD, Inc.

  • Amy Wilson, Crisis Care Training International, Effects of Trauma on Faith and Spirituality
  • Debbie Dortzbach, World Relief, Loving your neighbor: Your spouse
12:15 to 1:15 pm | Lunch with Theme Tables

Theme Table: Translating Health Materials - A discussion about translating health materials into local languages and using Bloom software to facilitate the process, led by Paul Frank, PhD, Executive Director, SIL LEAD

1:15 to 2:00 pm | Break and Time with Exhibitors

2:00 to 3:00 pm | Breakout Sessions 4 (Three Sessions Running Concurrently)

Session 4A: Faith Leaders as Powerful Allies in Improving Maternal and Child Health

Experience has shown that when religious leaders have accurate information about family planning, they become powerful champions, promoting the healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies in their communities. We will hear about three efforts to engage religious leaders in family planning promotion:

  • A World Vision program in Kenya is showing early promising results in increasing uptake of both family planning and immunization through training primarily male Christian and Muslim religious leaders on how holy scripture supports healthy timing and spacing of pregnancies. 
  • The Advancing Partners and Communities Project, a USAID-funded partnership implemented by JSI and FHI360 has partnered with the Uganda Protestant Medical Bureau and CCIH to build the capacity of Ugandan religious leaders to talk about family planning/healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy. 
  • The Christian Health Association of Kenya is working with CCIH to address the unmet need for family planning by empowering religious leaders to advocate for improved resource allocation for FP and favorable public policy.
Moderator: Henry Mosley, MD, MPH, Professor Emeritus, Population, Family and Reproductive Health and International Health Departments, Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

  • Adrienne Allison, MPH, World Vision, Integrating Healthy Timing and Spacing of Pregnancy and Immunization: Removing barriers to integration and male opposition to increase uptake of both
  • Marta Pirzadeh, FHI360, Faith and family planning: using a holistic model of reproductive health promotion to assess knowledge, attitudes and uptake of family planning in Uganda
  • Jane Kishoyian, Christian Health Association of Kenya, Religious leaders as champions of change in family planning

Session 4B: Lessons from HIV and Malaria for Faith-based Organizations in Africa’s Transition to Managing NCDs 

This session will explore lessons from successful HIV, malaria and other infectious disease programs and the ways that these can be the basis for innovative public-private partnerships to combat NCDs. We will hear about the model of partnerships between faith-based providers and Novartis, a global pharmaceutical company, to illustrate how FBOs can implement the call of the Addis Action Agenda for transformative PPPs to meet the Sustainable Development Goals. We will learn about other Christian partners with longstanding partnership models, hear an overview of the key achievements in the fight against malaria and some of the key success factors. The epidemiology of non-communicable diseases and malaria on a time-scale will also be examined.

Moderator: David Olson, Communications and Social Marketing Consultant, Olson Global Communications

  • Jonathan Kiliko, Mission for Essential Drugs and Supplies (MEDS) 
  • Dr. Samuel Mwenda, Secretary General, Christian Health Association of Kenya
  • Dr. Nathan Mulure, Cluster Head, Novartis Social Business, East and Southern Africa
Session 4C: Responding in a Time of Multiple Famines 

Our world faces multiple famines today, from Nigeria to Somalia, to South Sudan and Yemen. The severity of these famines challenge Christians to address them on a number of fronts: raising funds rapidly to provide emergency food, responding in the field with life-saving food and working with local governments and partners to respond. We will hear from two organizations on the front lines of this massive crisis.

  • As a faith-based organization, IMA World Health has the imperative to address critical needs in South Sudan. Its current nutrition programming includes outpatient treatment, targeted supplementary feeding, stabilization centers and community-based screening. 
  • Americares is delivering emergency medical aid to Somalia, where a prolonged drought has pushed the country to the brink of famine.

Moderator: Lisa Firth, MB, MPH, Health Technical Advisor, Salvation Army World Service Office

  • Dalia Eryani, Senior Program Officer, IMA World Health
  • Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President, Global Programs, Americares   

3:00 to 3:30 pm | Break and Time with Exhibitors

3:30 to 4:00 pm | Working Groups Meet

4:00 to 4:15 pm | Christian International Health Champion Award Presentation

4:15 to 5:45 pm | Closing Plenary 

How to Engage with Donors to Leverage Faith Work 

The commitment, influence and efficiency of faith-based organizations working in development is being increasingly recognized, including by donors. Organizations supporting global health work want to engage with faith groups and FBOs are finding diversified funding sources beyond their traditional donors helps leverage their work. Representatives from donor organizations and a resource development expert will share their thoughts on how FBOs can successfully engage with them, working towards a partnership to serve an even greater number of people in need.

Moderator: Anne Peterson, MD, MPH, Senior Vice President of Global Programs, Americares

  • William Moore, Executive Director, Eleanor Crook Foundation
  • David Stanton, MN, MPH, Acting Deputy Assistant Administrator, USAID Bureau for Global Health
  • Joan Geiger Wood, CFRE, Joan Wood & Company Development Consultants

5:15 to 5:30 pm | Summary of Key Points: Doug Fountain, CCIH Board Vice President and Vice President of Strategy and Impact, Medical Teams International 

5:30 to 5:45 pm | Closing Remarks and Prayer: Bob Blees, CCIH Interim Executive Director

Dinner on your own: A list of places to eat dinner can be found in the Things to Do in Baltimore Tab. 


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