A team from CHAK was among participants at the CCHIH Annual Conference which was held at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore USA. The conference whose theme was “Sustainable development; faith at the centre” took place on July 13-16, 2017.
CHAK General Secretary Dr Samuel Mwenda delivered a presentation on non-communicable diseases while project coordinator Jane Kishoyian did a presentation on the CHAK family planning programme. The team’s participation at the conference was supported by Norvatis and Gates Foundation. CHAK is currently implementing an NCD programme funded by Norvatis and a family planning project sponsored by Gates foundation.
After the conference, the team was able to participate in advocacy and partnership meetings in Washington DC. The CCIH Advocacy Day visits to Congress offices took place on July 17. A total of 12 offices were visited and engaged to encourage their continued support for Global Health.
The Gates Foundation Family Planning Advocacy Partners Meeting which involved CCIH, CHAK, CHAZ and EPN was also held and hosted by IMA WorldHealth. Dr Mwenda also held a meeting with IMA WorldHealth CEO and business development team.
During an engagement at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation offices, CHAK, CHAZ and EPN gave an overview of the progress of projects they were individually implementing with support from the foundation.
During a meeting with the Director, USAID office of faith based and community initiatives at USAID head office, representatives from several countries in sub-Saharan Africa shared the status of health systems in their countries and FBOs interaction with USG funding support.