• Injustice, violence and social determinants of health
    Vol. 10 No. 2 (2023)

    This issue features a guest editorial, five original articles, a commentary on disability and the imago Dei, a description of a program to catalogue faith-based healthcare facilities globally, a poem on stewardship, and an international conference report on healthcare missions.

  • Building evidence in diverse places where healing is needed most
    Vol. 10 No. 1 (2023)

    Research, reflection and writing from around the world assessing the consequences of COVID-19 confinement, sleep disturbance correlates, missional medicine, NGOs in the Ukraine conflict, school health, gender equality, common humanity, clinical trials among those with relational worldviews, and co-suffering. 

  • Vulnerable Populations & Communal Capacity-building
    Vol. 9 No. 2 (2022)

    This year-end mini-issue addresses the way Christian communities can address vulnerable populations like widows & children, oppose gender injustice through better biblical interpretations, enhance appreciation for and redeem cultural healing practices, promote life-affirming healthcare approaches, and critique cultural hegemony in a globalized world. 

  • Vaccines, the faith community, and the common good
    Vol. 9 No. 1 (2022)

    A diverse volume including a literature review on the key role of faith actors in addressing vaccine hesitancy, a commentary on collaboration of FBOs with NGOs for the common good, bio-psycho-social-spiritual models of health promotion, analysis of cross-cultural healthcare worker attrition, and several original scientific research articles from LMICs, as well as poetic reflections for those in pain and the value of Scripture to sustain nursing service. 

  • Evidence of Church Unity for Global Health
    Vol. 8 No. 2 (2021)

    It takes a degree of unity of conviction, practice of collaboration, and the light of evidence to achieve strides in global health. Commentary on the Christian duty to promote vaccines. Evidence on religion, intact families and collectivist cultures affecting health. Two book reviews on the church as a healing agent, and a poem. 

  • Environmental Concern, Evidence and Global Health
    Vol. 8 No. 1 (2021)

    This issue addresses the close connections between the health of individuals and the health and flourishing of the planet, and our responsibility to steward the resources we’ve been given. It addresses the faith factor in development work, surgical case reports, and poems of hope amid disease. 

  • Pandemics, Faith-based Hospitals, and Community Health
    Vol. 7 No. 5 (2020)

    A 2020 Christmas issue expanding on the COVID-19 response and highlighting the many other global health scourges that require a well-informed, trained work force.  Building on the deep traditions of mission hospitals and expanded for changing times, empowering community health workers, and faith integration for pharmacy service is presented, along with the value of resilience in crisis response.

  • Responding to Epidemics and Pandemics
    Vol. 7 No. 4 (2020)

    As a complement to the first special COVID-19 issue from April 2020, this is second 2020 special issue focussed on the Christian response to the global COVID-19 pandemic and other epidemics. Innovations, contextualizations, challenges, inspirations and consolations are presented with opportunity for service, for sacrifice, for understanding, and for healing. 

  • A Focus on the First 1000 Days
    Vol. 7 No. 3 (2020)

    A supplemental issue addressing this critical stage of human development - the first 1000 days, and how the Christian community can see it as a key priority for development and human flourishing.

  • The Changing Landscape of Mission Hospitals
    Vol. 7 No. 2 (2020)

    An issue which highlights changing landscapes for mission hospitals with analyses on factors for growth and sustainability from India and Ethiopia. The effect of universal health insurance on longevity in emerging economies, best practices for short-term missions, holistic health models, misssion/health convergence and key book reviews.

  • Special Issue on Addressing the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Vol. 7 No. 1 (2020)

    A special issue calling for an urgent,  multi-faceted approach to the complex problems the SARS CoV-2 virus is currently bringing to the world.  A collection of public health, clinical, ethical, economic, social, leadership, and theological perspectives together to engage the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Faith Integration and Interfaith Collaboration
    Vol. 6 No. 2 (2019)

    A variety of original research articles evaluating interprofessional training for faith integration, intercultural barriers to care in Hindu contexts, church-based mobilization for leprosy care in a multi-faith collaborative in Sri Lanka, and church-based capacity building for maternal-child health in Kenyan slums. Commentaries and field reports on humble service, the big picture, and a surgeon's cultural wisdom in two African contexts; and a disability in mission book review. 

  • Global Health, Rights, and Justice
    Vol. 6 No. 1 (2019)

    Global Health, Rights and Justice

    An issue with thoughtful commentaries on justice, human rights, and global health, case studies on addressing the global water crisis, a novel visual model for spiritual care in health settings, critical thinking in global medical education, an autobiographical case report on depression's global disease burden, Primary Health Care revisited, book and journal reviews, poetry, etc.

  • Jesus Healing the Sick by Gustave Dore

    Serving Christ in Global Health Service
    Vol. 5 No. 3 (2018)

    Bringing together ancient and contemporary theological perspectives on global health service and disaster risk managment, ethics in cross cultural healthcare education, program integration, and best practices in short-term global health service.

  • Christian Response to the Global Refugee Crisis
    Vol. 5 No. 2 (2018)

    A collection of articles related to thoughtful faith-based approaches to the care for displaced populations in Jordan, Kenya, Turkey and Australia; and the latest global health issues from the academic global health and publishing world.

  • Speaking Truth for the Healing of Nations
    Vol. 5 No. 1 (2018)

    Speaking Truth for the Healing of Nations

    A rebuttal to the article Should Evangelical Christian organizations support international family planning?  A report from Humanity 2.0 Conference on maternal health and the media. The gospel in African contexts.  An evaluation of a CHE intervention in Cambodia. International advocacy messaging for global nutrition. and more on medical education as mission. 

    "Three things are necessary for the salvation of man: to know what he ought to believe; to know what he ought to desire; and to know what he ought to do."  - Thomas Aquinas, Two Precepts of Charity, 1273

  • Christians and the Global Palliative Care Movement
    Vol. 4 No. 3 (2017)

    A profile of Christian faith-based responses to palliative care and end-of-life care from 3 continents, along with studies on FBO contributions to health care in Kenya, psychosocial disability, analysis of missionary recruitment, and ethical challenges of international family planning. 

  • The Global Church and Family Planning : Creative Collaboration
    Vol. 4 No. 2 (2017)

    A special issue focussing on both operational and ethical approaches to healthy timing and spacing of pregnancy, allong with several other articles on faith based partnerships and developing community health workers.

    See CCIH webinar interviewing three of the authors from this issue. 

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  • Supplement on health-related education, healing and sustainable development
    Vol. 4 No. 1 (2017)

    A supplemental issue related to global health clinical skills development and education, measuring clinical indicators in short term mission, and quality improvement in Tanzania.  Also the role of FBOs in endeavors for poverty alleviation along with conference reports. 

  • Educating for Health Globally and the Formative Years
    Vol. 3 No. 2 (2016)

    With a focus on healthcare worker development and medical education in LMICs - from distributing nuns as community health enablers for maternal-child health, to parish nurses integrating spiritualiy in the UK, to undergraduate health courses in Uganda, to brainstorming best practices in residency training in mission hospitals.  A review article on early childhood development and the impact on global development from a  Christian perspective.  

  • Sustainable Development and Human Flourishing
    Vol. 3 No. 1 (2016)

    With the advent of the Sustainable Development Goals, there is increasing recognition that religion and associated health institutions contribute positively to health in both theoretical and practical ways. This issue offers theological basis of sustainable development, highlights the ongoing relevance of the Tubingen declarations, addresses snake bites, clean water, cross-cultural worker development, networking, applied teleradiology, book a review and conference report from Indonesia. 


  • Disability, Rehabilitation and Human Value
    Vol. 2 No. 2 (2015)

    With 1 Billion people living with disabilities, 80% in LMICs, this issue is dedicated to global disability. We put forth an interdependence model of engagement with original articles on training for inclusiveness, adding social supports of friendship, a social model for collectivist societies, and some very moving accounts of people with and service to those with disabilities. 

  • Caring in Conflict, Paradigms and Health Systems
    Vol. 2 No. 1 (2015)

    Addressing healthcare in conflict, this issue focusses on refugees from the conflict in Iraq, violence in Kashmir, and family conflict and suicide risk in India. Also looking at health systems thinking for short-term missions, 20th Century health paradigm shifts, surgical care in India, and practical best practices for child health. 

  • Christian Impact in Global Health
    Vol. 1 No. 2 (2014)

    This second issue presents editorials on family planning & front-line workers, studies on diabetes managment in Jamaica, community health worker capacity building in Kenya, mobile surgical care in rural India, and networking for health capacity building in Kenya. Commentaries on USAID and FBO relations, and Christian influence in whole-person care. Stories from the field give a glimpse of care in the face of need.  

  • A Christian Approach to Global Health: Past, Present and Future
    Vol. 1 No. 1 (2014)

    This inaugural issue introduces the scope and purpose of the journal and addresses broad engagenent for global health, a history of medical missions and faith engagenent with the HIV pandemic, and book reviews.