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Religion and Sustainable Development Conference: The Lancet "Faith-Based Health Care" Launch

July 08, 2015

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The opening session of the “Religion & Sustainable Development: Building Partnerships to End Extreme Poverty” conference and the launch of The Lancet series on Faith-based Health Care will begin with an opening panel from the co-hosts of the Religion & Sustainable Development Conference, followed by The Lancet Series Launch Event.

On July 7, The Lancet will publish a series of papers that examines the potential of faith-based organizations to improve health outcomes. The Lancet series, supported by Capital for Good, combines evidence, insights, and experiences of authors from several countries and denominations, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations. The three key papers focus on the magnitude of faith-based health care in Africa, controversies associated with such care, and recommended steps to forge stronger partnerships between public sector and faith groups for improved health outcomes. Faith-based organizations deliver a substantial volume of health care and their common visions of stewardship, inclusiveness, and justice make many such organizations ideal partners for delivering the sustainable development goals.

Speakers

Senior Advisor, United Nations Inter-Agency Task Force on Engaging Faith-Based Organizations for Development

Director Center of Faith-based & Community Initiatives, USAID

Senior Program Advisor, GHR Foundation

Deputy Head of Policy Division, Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)

Lead, Faith-based Initiatives, World Bank Group

Director, Health, Nutrition and Population, World Bank