International Religious Health Assets Programme
The International Religious Health Assets Programme (IRHAP) works with policy makers, health workers, and religious leaders to promote collaboration and expand knowledge about religious health assets. The organization's primary projects are to map health-related FBOs in Africa, build connections between religious groups and other public health groups, and conduct and review research on religion and public health. Current initiatives focus on access to and the efficacy of FBO-run HIV/AIDS programs. IRHAP grew in 2012 out of the African Religious Health Assets Programme (ARHAP), founded in 2002, and its institutional partners and interests are expanding to include more international areas. The coordinating hub of IRHAP is the School of Public Health and Family Medicine at the University of Cape Town. IRHAP also partners with the WHO, Emory University, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.