The opening session of the “Religion & Sustainable Development: Building Partnerships to End Extreme Poverty” conference and the launch of The Lancet series on Faith-based Health Care will be held on July 7, 4:00-6:00 pm. The event will begin with an opening panel from the co-hosts of the Religion & Sustainable Development Conference, followed by The Lancet Series Launch Event. A reception will be held after the event.
On July 7, The Lancet will publish a Series of papers that examines the potential of faith-based organizations to improve health outcomes. The Lancet Series, supported by Capital for Good, combines evidence, insights, and experiences of authors from several countries and denominations, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations. The three key papers focus on the magnitude of faith-based health care in Africa, controversies associated with such care, and recommended steps to forge stronger partnerships between public sector and faith groups for improved health outcomes. Faith-based organizations deliver a substantial volume of health care and their common visions of stewardship, inclusiveness, and justice make many such organizations ideal partners for delivering the sustainable development goals.
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