Global Health

Global Health

“I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.” Jeremiah 33:6b

Special Calendar Dates

2021 Global Health Week – August 23-27

An illness is one of the greatest threats to families with limited income. Whether it is a devastating diagnosis of cancer or something as common as a broken bone or infected scrape, medical problems are a misfortune that few families in developing countries can afford. Sickness not only means expensive medications and doctor’s bills, but also a loss of wages. This can cause the failure of a small family business, an inability to harvest crops, or the necessity of taking a child out of school.

Many times, an illness is caused by inadequate sanitation or polluted water. Over 1 billion people in the world lack sustainable access to fresh water and 2.5 billion do not have adequate sanitation. Access to adequate sanitation is more than a basic development issue. It is a human rights issue and a global health issue. Safe, secure and private sanitation is fundamental to ending violence against women and girls.

Resources on Global Health

Sabeel Wave of Prayer: Week of March 28, 2022

While Christians continue to observe Lent, Muslims will begin fasting for Ramadan next week. Local…

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Multicolored Heart

Lydia Yang serves with the Presbyterian Church in the Republic of Korea (PROK). It’s one…

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Following the Prophets

Andrew Larsen serves with the United Church of Christ in the Philippines. As the world…

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