Family Planning as a Christian Global Health Agenda

  • W. Henry Mosley The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
Keywords: family planning, faith based organizations, christian, abortion prevention, contraception, maternal child health, maternal mortality

Abstract

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Author Biography

W. Henry Mosley, The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health

W. Henry Mosley, MD, MPH is Professor Emeritus at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health..  He has worked for over 45 in years in international population and public health programs.  He lived and worked 14 years in Bangladesh, Kenya and Indonesia.  He has served as Professor and Chairman of the Department of Population Dynamics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health for 19 years.  He was the founding Director of the International Center for Diarrheal Disease Research, Bangladesh (ICDDR,B) and of the Hopkins Population Center at the Johns Hopkins University. 

Professor Mosley has consulted with numerous national and international organizations and has published over 140 scientific papers covering areas such as population studies, family planning and reproductive health, infectious diseases, child survival and health policy in developing countries.  In 2011, the American Public Health Association recognized his outstanding contributions in International Health with the Carl Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award.

Henry Mosley was born in China where his parents were medical missionaries for the Presbyterian Church (US).  He married Merrilyn Mosley in 1957 and has 3 sons and 5 grandchildren.  He and his wife have always taken an active role in churches in their travels, and he was a founding member of the Dhaka International Christian Church in Bangladesh.  He is currently a Sunday school teacher and deacon in Valley Baptist Church in Baltimore.

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Published
2014-11-06