Religion and Global Health Forum

A Hearty Faith and a Healthier World

Welcome to the Religion and Global Health Forum (RGHF) – henceforth the Forum. Inspired by one of the ancient prophet’s questions: “Is there no Balm in Gilead? Is there no doctor there?” (Jer. 8:24), we at the Forum have a dream:

To build a world where peoples of all socio-economic, racial, religious, gendered, geographical, cultural, and differently abled backgrounds and bodies, especially the historically marginalized, have access to consistent, quality healthcare and dignity.

For us, this dream requires intentional, ethical, holistic, and strategic considerations of how religion and faith can and do function as healthcare assets, and as catalysts for high quality healthcare outcomes in the global landscape and experience.

The Forum partners with scientists, researchers, religious leaders, writers, poets, educators, counselors, etc. in the fields of medical, social, political, and environmental sciences, to host panel discussions, presentations, and partnership building platforms that will improve individual and public health outcomes across the world. The Forum brings the expertise of different health-related disciplines to share knowledge, strategies, challenges, and processes associated with examining religion as a health asset and a catalyst for health.

A Message from the Director

I am extremely delighted that we are able to begin this forum here at Drew University Theological School. A healthier world is what we need. And I believe religious persons have a lot to say and do to achieve that. Our global networks, our theological commitments, and our interdisciplinary approaches to the work of life and community and faith, are all resources for showcasing how religion can be a major asset for creating concrete global health outcomes. ”
Director's Statement
Dr. Kenneth Ngwa, Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible, Drew Theological School

A Sikhona, Inc. event

Men’s Health Awareness Breakfast: A Conversation about Prostate Health

Join our partner organization Sikhona, Inc. and Sikhona Black Men Talk (Sikhona BMT) as they provide a safe place in a trusted community to have in depth conversation about health issues, specifically Prostate Cancer. The keynote speaker for this event will be Our keynote speaker, Dr Frank Chinegwundoh, who is internationally renowned for his work on prostate cancer and addressing health disparities in the Africana Community. A faciliated discussion will follow the Dr Chinegwundoh's presentation.

Register for the event here.

Our Partners

Meet the RGHF Director & Student Research Associates