HIV Initiative Desk



Writes Dr Michael Burke, ICMDA HIV Initiative:

The Steering committee of the 2011 Dignity and Right To Health Award of the
ICMDA HIV Initiative recommends for 2011 that the winner is Dr Olive Frost.

Dr Olive Frost, a retired obstetrician and gynaecologist from north Wales, has over many years walked humbly in serving her God. The reach, the unique focus and inter organisational role of Olive across a whole geographic region in Central Asia, in the countries of Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan and Ukraine is quite unique, quiet and un-noticed, but profound in its impact on women, the church and the whole awareness and response to HIV in a region that is slowly emerging as new frontline in the AIDS pandemic.

ICMDA wants to thank the members of our steering committee – Dr Allan Ronald
(Canada), Dr Jean Kagia (Kenya), Mr Steve Fouch (UK), Dr Mathew Santhosh
Thomas and myself, Dr Michael Burke (Australia).

Dr Olive Frost will receive a letter of congratulations, a certificate, a lapel and an award of USD 1000.



Please Click here - _2012… winner for the Dignity and Right to Health award



Dear ICMDA Leadership in Christian Health and Development Initiative friends and colleagues,

Please find attached DRH AWARD 2015 – CRITERIA , DRH award 2015 the  award criteria and nomination form for the Dignity and Right to Health Award 2015 of the ICMDA Leadership in Christian Health and Development Initiative

The “Dignity and Right to Health Award” is an activity of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association Leadership in Christian Health and Development Initiative. The award provides an essential opportunity to recognise, support and publicise the most outstanding role models and champions acting to address health and development issues including  the HIV global epidemic.

The “Dignity and Right to Health Award” is an international award acknowledging the importance of the contributions of Christian doctors, dentists, nurses and other health workers  to address health and development issues including HIV.

It is well positioned to continue as an important symbol for ensuring that voices from diverse communities and countries are acknowledged and championed. The Dignity and Right to Health Award  aims to model, mobilise and encourage  creative and sustainable ways that enhance the dignity and human rights of people, all made in the image of God, and communities living with a range of health and development challenges including the  HIV/AIDS epidemic.

The award will be given to individuals and/or community based and national organizations for excellence, outstanding leadership and compassion in responding to various health challenges.

The award will seek nominees who demonstrate the following:-

Criteria 1.       Leadership

Criteria 2.       Target group – Marginalised / Hard to Reach Communities

Criteria 3.       Program outcomes

Criteria 4.       Personal Life

-          Exemplifies a life that does justice, loves kindness and walks humbly with God

-          Assists individuals to be worshipers of the Living God

An important part of this award process is to seek appropriate publicity that will allow Christian witness and action to be an encouragement and model to others.


1. Call for nominations – Call for nominations October 3.

2. Closure of Nominations – Nov 15

3. Committee of review decision – November 20

4. The winner will be announced in preparation for December 1, 2015.

Please contact – Steve Fouch and Michael Burke,  ICMDA Leadership in Christian Health and Development Initiative

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Dr Michael Burke


ICMDA Leadership in Christian Health and Development Initiative

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