CCISD’s mission is to help sustainably improve the health of populations by strengthening health sector resources and supporting the community groups that work with these resources.

Engaged with and focused on the populations for whom they work, CCISD’s team members are concerned about the sustainability of local and national health initiatives. For this reason, the following four fundamental and deeply intertwined principles are integral to all CCISD’s projects:

  • Transfer of knowledge
  • Community participation and empowerment
  • Local ownership
  • Gender equity and equality


Health is a fundamental human right

Health is an imperative, a prerequisite for sustainable development

The vitality and richness of a community, along with its sustainable social and economic development, depend on the health of its people

Good health is essential to human well-being


In line with its mission, CCISD is committed to promoting:

  • A healthy environment
  • Community empowerment
  • Complete, universal, accessible and adapted healthcare systems
  • The empowerment of women regarding conditions that affect their health

CCISD is also committed to respecting, maintaining and encouraging principles of good governance. This is why its operations are conducted in accordance with its Code of Ethics, which was adopted on March 31st 2009.

Code of ethics