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Christian Journal for Global Health
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ISSN (Online) 2167-2415
Published by Center for Health in Mission Homepage  [1 journal]
  • Vulnerable Populations and Communal Capacity-building

    • Authors: H Elliott Larson
      Pages: 1 - 1
      Abstract: none
      PubDate: 2022-12-21
      DOI: 10.15566/cjgh.v9i2.735
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Widows’ Self-help Groups in North India: A Tool for Financial and
           Social Improvement

    • Authors: Arun Sharma, Nicole Bishop, Nathan Grills
      Pages: 2 - 10
      Abstract: Background and Aims: Widows in India face immense challenges through enduring abuse, discrimination, and poor financial opportunities.  Whilst there are many non-governmental organisations (NGOs) undertaking women’s empowerment programs, there is a paucity of literature reviewing their impact.  Project Sampan, located in Uttarakhand, India, started by helping widows form self-help groups and provides financial education and agricultural skills training as well as group and private counselling.  This study aims to evaluate the experiences of participants in the Sampan widows’ empowerment program. Methods: This qualitative study involved conducting seventeen semi-structured interviews between February to March of 2021; fifteen with participant widows and two with program facilitators.  Widows who were minimum of 18 years of age and had 18 months of involvement were included.  Participants were recruited through convenience sampling.  Thematic analysis was undertaken to generate common themes relating to the impact of Sampan on the widows, and triangulation of this data was also conducted with observation diaries kept by program facilitators.  Results: The evaluation revealed four key themes.  Firstly, it was found that the agricultural education Sampan provides changed widows’ daily practices, leading to improved produce as well as corresponding sales and an increased opportunity to partake in community business.  This has helped improve widows’ confidence, agency, and independence.  Furthermore, the microfinancing component of the Sampan program was consistently found to be a strength of the project, providing widows with financial security.  Their improved productivity and contribution to their communities has led to increased recognition by society, helping to mitigate some of the social stigma surrounding widowhood.  The Sampan program has also strengthened solidarity among widows through opportunities to socialise together. Conclusions: This evaluation describes the plight of widows in Uttarakhand, who have been historically excluded and financially vulnerable, but are growing in confidence and emancipation though their involvement in Sampan.  This study serves to underscore the existing literature about the discrimination Indian widows face and demonstrate the value of self-help groups in empowering widows.
      PubDate: 2022-12-21
      DOI: 10.15566/cjgh.v9i2.699
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Redeeming Gender Imbalances: How Biblical Interpretation Can Affect
           Women’s Health in Indonesia

    • Authors: Fotarisman Zaluchu
      Pages: 11 - 22
      Abstract: Several health indicators suggest that the level of women's health globally remains poor. Indicators such as maternal mortality, domestic violence, and stunting, particularly in Africa and Asia, are also linked to poor women's health. There is evidence that the poor quality of women's health parallels the prevalence of gender imbalance. One system supporting gender imbalance is the subjective interpretation of normative gender relations. To address this issue, this qualitative study makes use of the approach developed by Joan W. Scott covering four dimensions of analysis: symbols for both sexes in a culture, normative conceptions that follow these symbols, gender division, and subjective identity. This subjective research took place in the island of Nias, Indonesia where Christianity is the primary religion. The result of this study shows that certain interpretations of biblical verses have negatively impacted women, such as women being considered inferior to men, experiencing loss of opportunity to maintain health due to excessive work responsibilities, and risking mental and physical violence. Certain interpretations of biblical verses are believed and accepted as an absolute and fixed self-identity for Christians. An analysis of gender roles using an approach offered by an historian like Joan W. Scott accurately explains the power of religion-based symbols and norms in maintaining gender imbalance, which in turn, affect women’s health. A way forward is suggested to expand biblical interpretations which could increase equality and improve women’s health.
      PubDate: 2022-12-21
      DOI: 10.15566/cjgh.v9i2.651
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Engaging the Local Church to Tackle Stunting in Indonesia: A Case Study in
           Nias Island

    • Authors: Fotarisman Zaluchu
      Pages: 23 - 27
      Abstract: A field report of engaging the local church in stunting prevention in Nias Island, Indonesia. 
      PubDate: 2022-12-21
      DOI: 10.15566/cjgh.v9i2.649
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Biomedical Services’ Fit Amongst People with Relational Worldviews, and
           a ‘Middle Road’

    • Authors: Jim Harries
      Pages: 28 - 31
      Abstract: A critique of the imposition of technical biomedical solutions on cultures with relational worldviews, and some of the pitfalls of international global health solutions are presented from an East African context, toward a "middle road" approach which considers relational and spiritual world views as a localized approach to global health, with examples from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
      PubDate: 2022-12-21
      DOI: 10.15566/cjgh.v9i2.671
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • May We Know

    • Authors: Oyebode Dosunmu
      Pages: 32 - 32
      PubDate: 2022-12-21
      DOI: 10.15566/cjgh.v9i2.685
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • Present Sufferings, Future Glory

    • Authors: Oyebode Dosunmu
      Pages: 33 - 33
      Abstract: MSc, Pharmacist, Bowden University Teaching Hospital, Ogbomosho, Nigeria
      PubDate: 2022-12-21
      DOI: 10.15566/cjgh.v9i2.687
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • The Backward Glance

    • Authors: Brian Quaranta
      Pages: 34 - 34
      Abstract: This is a short poem reflecting on the physician's commitment to abstain from killing. 
      PubDate: 2022-12-21
      DOI: 10.15566/cjgh.v9i2.711
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2022)
       
  • A Just Mission by M. Haddis. InterVarsity Press, 2022

    • Authors: William Edward Cayley
      Pages: 35 - 37
      Abstract: In A Just Mission, Mekdes Haddis challenges the ways Western missions efforts have understood and responded to these concepts with both a critique and a way forward. This important book leaves the reader challenged to be open to the Spirit, open to the diversity of the global church, and open to working in humility alongside all sisters and brothers in Christ.
      PubDate: 2022-12-21
      DOI: 10.15566/cjgh.v9i2.709
      Issue No: Vol. 9, No. 2 (2022)
       
 
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