Christian Contributions to International Standards & Guidelines (IS&Gs)

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BPGHM Note: As documented by the following, the Biblically-based work of Christian missionaries was the very foundation of the WHO’s approach to primary care and community health and development.

International Standards & Practice Guidelines (IS&Gs)

  1. Building from Common Foundations: The World Health Organization and Faith-Based Organizations in Primary Healthcare
  2. WHO Primary Health Care topics
  3. Declaration of Alma-Ata
  4. Primary Health Care (Now more than ever)–The World Health Report 2008
  5. The Bulletin Series: Primary Health Care 30 Years On
  6. Bulletin of the World Health Organization: Retrospective comparative evaluation of the lasting impact of a community-based primary health care programme on under-5 mortality in villages around Jamkhed, India
    See Primary care “A. …Jamkhed Website” for further information.

Missions Specific Best Practices Documents

(Demonstrate Compliance with International Standards & Guidelines)

I. FAITH-BASED ORGANIZATION (FBO) OPEN-ACCESS DOCUMENTS:
A. Christian Connections for International Health (CCIH)
The Christian Community’s Contribution to the Evolution of Community-Based Primary Health Care,2008 (Includes power-point links)
The Christian Community’s Contribution to the Evolution of Community-Based Primary Health Care

B. Christian Journal for Global Health (CJGH)
Faith and Health: Past and Present of Relations Between Faith Communities and the World Health Organization
Working together for global health goals: The United States Agency for International Development and Faith-based organizations

C. Contact
1) The CMC Story 1968-1998 (Contact No 161/162 Jun-Jul & Aug-Sep 1998)
Introduction / A Quest for Health / A Christian Medical Commission  p1-18
In Search of Wholeness  p19-31
Brave New World?  p32-56
2) Health in a Search for Wholeness Contact No 119 Apr 1991

D. German Institute for Medical Mission (DIFAEM) Tübingen
Christian Responses to Health and Development

E. Practical Matters
Checking Vitals-The Theological (Im)Pulse of Christian Leadership in Global Health

F. The Quest for Health and Wholeness James C McGilvray 1981 (The Christian Medical Commission’s first Director)

II. SECULAR OPEN-ACCESS DOCUMENTS:
A. The American Journal of Public Health
The Christian Medical Commission and the Development of the World Health Organization’s Primary Health Care Approach
The Origins of Primary Health Care and Selective Primary Health Care

B. Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Carl E. Taylor 1916-2010 (Missionary member of Christian Medical Commission and coauthor Alma Ata) See also: Community health / Primary care

C. The Lancet Global Health Series See especially:
Alma-Ata

Updated: Mar 2017