Speaking Out Into the Future


  • Ted Lankester InterHealth Worldwide Community Health Global Network




faith-based organizations, global health, sustainable development goals, universal health coverage, humanitarianism


This is a personal requested commentary on the priorities and opportunities which Christian approaches to health care can and should make in the coming years and how the Journal can help to fulfil those priorities.

Author Biography

Ted Lankester, InterHealth Worldwide Community Health Global Network

Director of Health Services


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How to Cite

Lankester, T. (2014). Speaking Out Into the Future. Christian Journal for Global Health, 1(1). https://doi.org/10.15566/cjgh.v1i1.15