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Health or wealth? US budget cuts threaten international aid, but the Church can respond

Health or wealth? US budget cuts threaten international aid, but the Church can respond

As I write this post, debate rages in the US Congress over the cuts in this year’s budget – with the Republican majority seeking over $100 billion in cuts over and above Obama’s already cut down proposals. Time to accept this as a symptom of […]

A Tokenistic Recognition? DFID considers the role of faith communities in maternal health strategy

A Tokenistic Recognition? DFID considers the role of faith communities in maternal health strategy

On 30 December last year, the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development published its long awaited maternal health strategy ‘Choice for women: wanted pregnancies, safe births’.   CMF was one of a number of Christian organisations involved in health and development issues that submitted comments to […]

CMF members blog from Haiti

Over the last few weeks, nine CMF members have been working in Haiti, as part of a Samaritan’s Purse team helping with the fight against cholera. We’ve been hearing from Abi Boys (whose posts are below), but just before the end of the trip we […]

ICMDA HIV Initiative 2010 Dignity and Right to Health Awards

The joint winners of the 2010 Dignity and Right to Health award are Dr Gisela Schneider from Germany and Dr Joseph, Kwong Jeung Yu from Taiwan. Dr Gisela Schneider has worked for many years in West Africa, East Africa and now more recently in Europe. […]

By focusing exclusively on HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB, Western governments and NGOs have neglected other easily treatable and curable diseases

By focusing exclusively on HIV/AIDS, malaria and TB, Western governments and NGOs have neglected other easily treatable and curable diseases

Micah Challenge is a global coalition of Christians holding governments to account for their promise to halve extreme poverty by 2015. It is establishing a global movement to encourage deeper Christian commitment to the poor, and to speak out to leaders to act with justice […]