Faith-inspired health care as a force in international affairs


RFIA, the flagship journal of the Institute for Global Engagement (IGE), is an Arlington, Virginia-based NGO that works at the intersection of religion and global affairs to build sustainable environments for religious freedom worldwide. Its Spring 2014 issue focused on faith-inspired health care in Sub-Saharan Africa (click on image above to read more). Here’s the synopsis from the IGE website:

As African governments, donors, and other actors increase their efforts to reach the Millennium Development Goals and set the agenda for the post-MDGs era, the role of non-state providers of health care is gaining new attention. In Africa, the largest non-state networks of providers are often faith-inspired. But how important is the role of faith-inspired institutions in health care provision in Africa? What are some of the innovative experiences that have been documented in terms of FIIs providing quality services to underserved populations? Guest-edited by Jill Olivier and Quentin Wodon, the spring 2014 issue of The Review of Faith & International Affairs is a theme issue devoted to these questions. 

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