Our Vision

A healthy world forever flourishing in dignity and justice.

Our Mission

To build healthier communities by collaborating with key partners to serve vulnerable people.

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.

Core Values

  • Inclusive

    Diversity and differences only make us stronger.

  • Disruptive

    By challenging convention, we innovate and maximize the good we can do in the world.

  • Interconnected

    Complex problems require comprehensive, integrated solutions. Our array of expertise, resources and networks makes possible the impossible.

  • Agile

    Because the world changes rapidly, we move at the speed of change.

Directional Goals

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.

Technical Excellence

IMA designs and implements innovative and effective technical approaches that demonstrate long-term, measurable improvements and impact on individual and community health.

Organizational 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.