Adventists say WHO seeks faith partners

Greater collaboration
The Seventh-day Adventist Church says its health leaders have been asked by the Geneva-based World Health Organization to join its initial consultations as it prepares to renew partnerships with faith-based organizations.

The Adventist News Network reported from Washington, D.C., last month that health officials had said that after avoiding such links for three decades, the WHO, under director-general Margaret Chan, is “actively seeking to reach groups that can more effectively implement global health goals.”

The news agency reported that leaders from the denomination and WHO officials have said the Adventist church was selected for its health message and for its work in urging its local churches to double as community health support centers.

“Seventh-day Adventists are known worldwide for being leaders in health and developers of community health care,” said Ted Karpf, a WHO technical officer, the Adventist news service reported.


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