Virtual Health Summit Spring, 2022: Global Connections and Nurturing Adaptability.
GAHN is excited to host a Global Health Summit prior to the Mennonite World Conference Assembly 2022. The Health Summit will be a series of VIRTUAL events, with one meeting a month, over the months of March, April, May. Our theme for the virtual Health Summit is Global Connections and Nurturing Adaptability. Now more than ever, we want to build up and support global partnerships and technology has advanced many new outlets and opportunities. Although in-person gathering such as the MWC Assembly are a unique and special event, adapting to current scenarios also allow us to reach more people and exchange ideas more frequently. Whether or not you can attend the in-person Assembly, we encourage anyone working in the health or healthcare field to participate in these virtual conversations. The goal of the summit and the workshops is to allow people with similar interests working in the health field to gather, learn together and build personal and organizational resilience.
Can Faith, Health and Miracles exist together? The example of leprosy and the compassionate touch of Jesus.
Saturday, March 12, 2022 9:00 – 10:30 AM EST (New York)
Do you believe in miracles? Does God use modern day science to heal the sick and afflicted? The Kingdom of God that Jesus preached often testify to the power of faith to physically heal the afflicted. How does our faith and belief in miracles of science translate to action in our healing professions now? Do we reach out now with the same compassion Jesus showed to those suffering? Join our panel of speakers, who represent organizations that provide support and treatment for people affected by leprosy. Participants will also have the opportunity to hear first hand testimonies of persons affected by leprosy, as we discuss modern day miracles and the compassionate touch that Jesus exemplified.
Speakers include: Matthias Duck, The Leprosy Mission’s Global Advocacy Manager and a person affected by leprosy, Ricardo Esquivia Ballestas, Director and Legal Representative of Sembrandopaz, a Human Rights lawyer and Mennonite activist for peace who has personally cared for his parents who were affected by leprosy, and Dr. Famkima Darlong from The Leprosy Mission India (TLMI) with over 28 years of working experience in ophthalmology and leprosy. These spokespersons have been personally and professionally committed in the fight against leprosy and its stigma. Moderated by GAHN Steering Committee Chair, Dr. Dodanim Lans Vasquez.
Spanish and French translations will be available.
The Theology of Health and How it Affects Global Health
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 9:00 – 10:00am EDT (New York)
Health – and COVID in Guatemala
Saturday, April 9, 2022