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MMI Milestones: Strategic repositioning of church-based health services

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A collection of historical milestones and key documents related to the repositioning of church-based health services. For new resources, please have a look at the main topic page "The future of church-based health services". Collection en français: "Étappes. La Pastorale de la Santé"

Conferences with MMI participation

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Survey on the results of Medicus Mundi International’s involvement in catholic Bishops conferences since 2000. Medical Mission Institute Würzburg, December 2009

The survey report can be ordered at the MMI secretariat

February 2009

Kampala CHAs Conference: Building partnerships for health systems strengthening in Africa. Several representatives of the MMI Network participated in the 4th Africa Christian Health Associations Biennial Conference

CHAs platform
February 2009

Kinshasa meeting of the permanent committee of CENCO (Bishops Conference of DRC).

MMI Input

July 2008

Bangui Conference: La bonne gestion dans l'Eglise. VIII Plenary Meeting of the Association des Conférences Episcopales de la Région d’Afrique Centrale (ACERAC). MMI participation and inputs.


MMI Input

June 2007

Dar es Salaam Conference: The Role of the Church in providing Social Services for the promotion of Justice, Peace and Reconciliation with special attention to Health. Health Session of the Tanzania Bishops Conference. MMI participation and inputs.

The Health Policy of the Tanzania Episcopal Conference published in 2008 is a direct result of the Dar es Salaam conference.


Summary Report

TEC Health Policy (2008)

January 2007

Bagamoyo CHAs Conference: Christian Health Associations at Crossroad towards Achieving Health Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). MMI participation and inputs


June  2006

Bangui Conference: The pastoral healthcare mission in the Central African Republic. Diocesan Healthcare Coordinators’ Workshop and Working session with the Bishops’ Conference of the Central African Republic. MMI participation and inputs


May 2005

Cotonou Conference: Pastoral Health Care at the Dawn of the 3rd Millennium. Challenges and Opportunities.  Episcopal Conference of the West Africa Region co-organisee by Medicus Mundi International

Report and Declaration



Kampala Conference: The Healing Ministry of the Church in the English speaking African countries at the dawn of the third millennium: challenges and opportunities. Anglophone Africa Consultation of Bishops, responsible for Church Health Institutions. Convened by the Anglophone Africa regional Bishop Conference, organised by the UCMB with technical assistance of Medicus Mundi International



Introductory Texts

October 2000

Soesterberg Meeting: The church and its involvement with health care: the healing ministry.  75 year Jubilee Working conference of Memisa Medicus Mundi Netherlands

Statement by Participants

 *The document published in the internal section of MMI Website can be ordered at the MMI Secretariat.

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