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Inspired by Gospel teachings to "love thy neighbor as thyself," the Catholic health ministry has served people of all ages, races and backgrounds for centuries in missions, clinics and hospitals worldwide. CHA supports members, partnering organizations and the church in a global mission of healing through research, education, consultation and collaboration. To learn more about this initiative, available resources or what your organization can do to help, contact Bruce Compton.

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Families across East Africa are facing drought and hunger.

Famine could be on the horizon in Somalia — without your immediate support. Communities are experiencing extreme water shortages, and nearly 3 million people have been displaced. More than 1 million children under age 5 are facing acute malnutrition — without help now, nearly 330,000 are at risk of dying.

Hunger Crisis in East Africa

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View from 2022: A Look at the Changing Global Health Landscape and Future of Partnerships

Since 2020, the global health sector has undergone rapid and transformative change due to the COVID-19 pandemic and various other forces impacting our health and care landscape. In response to these evolving dynamics, CHA enlisted the support of Accenture to collaboratively examine these changing global health and technology trends and their impact on future global health partnership opportunities.
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Renewing Relationship
Essays as We Evolve and Emerge from Pandemic

Includes essays from Cardinal Peter Kodwo Appiah Turkson, Former President of the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, Former USAID Administrator Andrew Natsios, and many more global health leaders.
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Guiding Principles for Conducting Global Health Activities

Includes a Modern Day Parable for Pandemic!
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CHA Guiding Principles

CHA WEBINAR - How Healthcare Can Help International Relief and Recovery: A Case on Ukraine


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Additional Observances from the CHA Prayer Library

2006 Earth Day Reflection

Dec 13, 2017, 16:19 PM


Let us pause to offer praise and thanksgiving to God for the gift of creation and the opportunity it brings to deepen our commitment to care for the earth.

Psalm 8 

Side 1
O LORD, our Lord, how glorious is your name over all the earth! You have exalted your majesty above the heavens.

Side 2
When we behold your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars which you set in place – who are we that you should be mindful of us? Or our children, that you should care for them?

Side 1
Yet you have made us little less than the angels and crowned us with glory and honor.

Side 2
You have given us to rule over the words of your hands, putting all things under our feet.

Side 1
All sheep and oxen, yes, and the beasts of the field, the birds of the air, the fishes of the sea, and whatever swims the paths of the seas.

Side 2
O LORD, our Lord, how glorious is your name over all the earth!

O LORD, our Lord, as the psalmist reminds us, you have entrusted into our humble hands the care of the creatures of this world: plants and animals, yes, but even the care of each other. This is a great honor, but also a grave responsibility and there are times when we feel that we shall stumble under its weight. We ask you to draw near and be with us. In our interactions with one another may we come to a richer understanding of the common good of all creation that you have asked us to guard. Deepen our appreciation for the earth and all things living and breathing. Guide us to see implications that health care serves for all creation.

We ask that everything we do here be for the glory of your name through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

Prayer type :
  • Earth Day
  • National/International
  • Observances
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