North-South Capacity Building ofFaith-Based Networks           Rick Santos,   President, IMA World Health          June 10...
IMA’s Origins    Interchurch Medical Association (IMA)    began in 1960 as a membership association    of U.S. church reli...
The Evolution of IMA World Health1) Procurement: since 1960  All countries (~200) where our members work2) Neglected Tropi...
IMA’s NTD Coordination in Haiti
The Evolution of IMA World Health1) Procurement: since 1960  All countries (~200) where our members work2) Neglected Tropi...
IMA’s Mission & Strategic ObjectivesMission: To advance health and healing tovulnerable and marginalized people.#1 Strateg...
Why work with Faith-Based Networks?1) Faith-Based assets are ubiquitous – in every community –   houses of worship, school...
Why work with Faith-Based Networks?3) The collective faith-basedassets within a country are apowerful “can-do” networkfor ...
IMA and Faith-BasedNetworks in DR Congo
IMA and Faith-Based        Networks in DR Congo• Since 1960, IMA has been assisting more than  20 hospitals IMA-member aff...
North – South Capacity Building1) IMA has seconded key missionary personnel to   ECC-SANRU for project management2) ECC-SA...
At first, IMA primed projects with ECC-SANRU as an implementing subcontractorSANRU III             Project AXxes2000-2006 ...
In 2003, IMA was a prime contractor for the      World-Bank funded PMURR project       with ECC-SANRU as subcontractor    ...
In 2009 ECC-SANRU became a Global FundPrinciple recipient (malaria and HIV/AIDS)        with IMA as subcontractor       SA...
In 2011, SANRU officially became a nationalNGO with ECC and IMA as affiliated partners.
In July 2012 SANRU NGO will sign as PRfor the next phase of Global Fund projects   (and take over PR responsibilities from...
Lessons Learned1) Capacity-building with ECC & SANRU has very  been a two way developmental process.2)ECC-SANRU is not you...
CCIH 2012 Conference, Breakout 1, Rick Santos, Faith-Based Pioneering of Primary Health Care Initiatives
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Rick Santos of IMA World Health describes how the organization evolved from providing medical supplies to comprehensive health programs and capacity building and health systems strengthening. Mr. Santos explains why faith-based organizations are uniquely qualified to be strong providers of health care in many parts of the world.

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CCIH 2012 Conference, Breakout 1, Rick Santos, Faith-Based Pioneering of Primary Health Care Initiatives

  1. 1. North-South Capacity Building ofFaith-Based Networks Rick Santos, President, IMA World Health June 10, 2012
  2. 2. IMA’s Origins Interchurch Medical Association (IMA) began in 1960 as a membership association of U.S. church relief and development agencies. Our membership today:– Adventist Development Relief Agency – Lutheran World Relief– American Baptist Church USA – Mennonite Central Committee– Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) – Presbyterian Church (USA)– Church of the Brethren General Board – United Church of Christ– Episcopal Relief & Development – Church World Service– United Methodist Committee on Relief
  3. 3. The Evolution of IMA World Health1) Procurement: since 1960 All countries (~200) where our members work2) Neglected Tropical Diseases: since 1995 Tanzania, India, Haiti, Liberia & more
  4. 4. IMA’s NTD Coordination in Haiti
  5. 5. The Evolution of IMA World Health1) Procurement: since 1960 All countries (~200) where our members work2) Neglected Tropical Diseases: since 1995 Tanzania, India, Haiti, Liberia & more3) Health Systems Strengthening: since 2000 DR Congo, Tanzania, South Sudan, etc.
  6. 6. IMA’s Mission & Strategic ObjectivesMission: To advance health and healing tovulnerable and marginalized people.#1 Strategic Objective: Develop & expand IMAcore relationships to deliver quality health servicesand strengthen national health sectors. Especially relationships with Faith-Based Networks.
  7. 7. Why work with Faith-Based Networks?1) Faith-Based assets are ubiquitous – in every community – houses of worship, schools, clinics, hospitals.2) Faith-based health facilities are more “public” than “private” often serving 30-50% of the population.
  8. 8. Why work with Faith-Based Networks?3) The collective faith-basedassets within a country are apowerful “can-do” networkfor health care delivery &health system management.4) Faith-Based Networks,e.g., Christian HealthAssociations, should be a keypartner (and not competitor)to the MOH . 31 CHAs in 26 countries IMA strives to work with both Faith-Based Networks & MOHs to strengthen national health sectors.
  9. 9. IMA and Faith-BasedNetworks in DR Congo
  10. 10. IMA and Faith-Based Networks in DR Congo• Since 1960, IMA has been assisting more than 20 hospitals IMA-member affiliated hospitals• In 1985, IMA provided health center equipment kits for the ECC-managed SANRU I & II projects.• In 2000, ECC approached IMA to be its U.S.- based partner to re-launch the SANRU project.
  11. 11. North – South Capacity Building1) IMA has seconded key missionary personnel to ECC-SANRU for project management2) ECC-SANRU has taught IMA its successful Health Systems Strengthening approaches learned gleaned 30 years of SANRU project management.3) IMA provided TA to develop a customized financial management system, e.g., SANRU Tracker used by both IMA and ECC-SANRU primed projects.4) IMA helped ECC-SANRU take the necessary steps to create SANRU NGO.
  12. 12. At first, IMA primed projects with ECC-SANRU as an implementing subcontractorSANRU III Project AXxes2000-2006 2006-2010
  13. 13. In 2003, IMA was a prime contractor for the World-Bank funded PMURR project with ECC-SANRU as subcontractor In 2006 ECC-SANRU became the prime contractor and IMA becamethe subcontractorfor the continued project!
  14. 14. In 2009 ECC-SANRU became a Global FundPrinciple recipient (malaria and HIV/AIDS) with IMA as subcontractor SANRU Global Fund Malaria & HIV/AIDS 2009-2012
  15. 15. In 2011, SANRU officially became a nationalNGO with ECC and IMA as affiliated partners.
  16. 16. In July 2012 SANRU NGO will sign as PRfor the next phase of Global Fund projects (and take over PR responsibilities from UNDP) SANRU Global Fund Malaria & HIV/AIDS 2012-2015 IMA will serve as SANRU’s key TA subcontractor
  17. 17. Lessons Learned1) Capacity-building with ECC & SANRU has very been a two way developmental process.2)ECC-SANRU is not your typical Christian Health Association , with institutional and individual leadership not replicated in other countries.3) IMA must assess the capacity and readiness of Faith-Based Networks in each country where IMA works to develop an appropriate strategy for collaboration and/or capacity building.

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