Strengthening of partnerships between the public sector and faith-based groups

Lancet. 2015 Oct 31;386(10005):1786-94. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(15)60250-1. Epub 2015 Jul 6.


The sharpening focus on global health and the growing recognition of the capacities and scope of faith-based groups for improving community health outcomes suggest an intentional and systematic approach to forging strong, sustained partnerships between public sector agencies and faith-based organisations. Drawing from both development and faith perspectives, this Series paper examines trends that could ground powerful, more sustainable partnerships and identifies new opportunities for collaboration based on respective strengths and existing models. This paper concludes with five areas of recommendations for more effective collaboration to achieve health goals.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Delivery of Health Care / methods
  • Delivery of Health Care / organization & administration*
  • Healthy People Programs / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Interinstitutional Relations*
  • Public Sector / organization & administration
  • Religion and Medicine*