On December 3, 2015 Adventist University of Chile (UNACH) graduated 41 individuals who completed the requirements for the Diploma in Evangelism and Education for Health. This one year training program is offered by the Faculty of Theology to prepare pastors and others to more effectively contribute to outreach of the church through Comprehensive Health Ministry initiatives. The students focused on principles of healthful living, mission to the cities, management of centers of influence along with field projects on campus and in the surrounding communities.
In this video clip, Dr. Peter Landless, Director of the Health Ministries Department at the headquarters of the Seventh-day Adventist church comments on a recent report from the World Health Organization. After a careful review of the accumulated data, the International Agency for Research on Cancer has classified processed meat as carcinogenic to humans based on sufficient evidence, and red meat as probably carcinogenic to humans based on limited evidence.
The WHO has declared a global public health emergency because of the Zika virus. While known for more than 50 years, its possible association with thousands of suspected cases of microcephaly (congenital brain damage) in babies has triggered current concerns. Symptoms are usually mild and self-limited.
PositiveTip: To minimize Zika risk (1) avoid unnecessary travel to infected areas; (2) adequate mosquito protection (repellant, nets, etc.); (3) pregnant women or those planning pregnancies should avoid travel to infected areas, and (4) use condoms or avoid sex with a partner who has...