Inspiration and Identity
IMA believes all people are children of God and thus deserve to lead healthy and productive lives.
The founding members of IMA, Protestant Churches and church-based organizations, chose to be intentionally ecumenical to provide health services and to build healthy communities around the world.
We can do more together than alone; that spirit of joint action remains foundational to IMA today.
IMA believes the core ecumenical imperatives are unity and respect for all faiths and traditions.
Health System Strengthening
IMA builds integrated, holistic and sustainable health systems that increase access to quality health care, with an emphasis on vulnerable people.
IMA collaborates with local, national and international partners, especially faith-based networks and organizations, to join and leverage assets, resources, knowledge and voices.
IMA designs and implements innovative and effective technical approaches that demonstrate long-term, measurable improvements and impact on individual and community health.
IMA invests in developing people, partners, continual learning and systems to maximize organizational impact on health care and the systems to sustain those improvements.