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The Politics of Compassion

The Politics of Compassion

On October 2, the Interfaith Health Program hosted Dr. Amanullah De Sondy for a lecture and panel discussion, entitled The Politics of Compassion: Human Rights and Religion in Global Health and Development. Dr. De Sondy is currently Assistant Professor of Islamic Studies at the University of Miami and will assume a position as Senior Lecturer […]

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PEPFAR:  Right Thing, Right Place, Right Time

PEPFAR: Right Thing, Right Place, Right Time

The Emory University Center for AIDS Research, Interfaith Health Program, and the Joseph W. Blount Center are sponsoring a discussion, “PEPFAR:  Right Thing, Right Place, Right Time.”  This discussion will feature Ambassador Deborah Birx, MD, Director, Global AIDS Program, U.S. Department of State. Thursday, December 4, 2014  •  4:00-5:00 p.m. Lawrence P. and Ann Estes Klamon […]

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Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Religion as a Social Determinant of Public Health

Religion and public health are not often considered together, in scholarship or in practice. Each community may regard the other with skepticism or give them little thought at all.  And yet, religious practices and communities around the globe have a daily impact on their health of their populations, and in some quarters there are long-standing […]

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IHP Reports

Essential Partners

Essential Partners

Essential Partners:  The Scope of the Contributions of Faith-based Health Systems to HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Support in Kenya This report provides a thorough overview of the contributions of faith-based health systems and health facilities to the provision of HIV services in Kenya. The substantial contributions of faith-based health systems to healthcare services have been […]

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Valuing Every Human Life

Valuing Every Human Life

Valuing Every Human Life:  How Faith-based Organizations Can Support Key Populations with HIV Prevention, Treatment, and Support Services Around the world, HIV prevalence rates for commercial sex workers (CSW), people who inject drugs (PWID), and men who have sex with men (MSM) outpace prevalence rates for the population as a whole. Religion has a complex […]

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Public Health and Faith Community Partnerships

Public Health and Faith Community Partnerships

IHP, in partnership with the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), has published a resource guide and toolkit, Public Health and Faith Community Partnerships:  Model Practices to Increase Influenza Prevention Among Hard-to-Reach Populations. The Model Practices Framework provides strategies to identify and engage faith-based organizations as partners in community health promotion and disease […]

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