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A family in Bom Jesus, Angola, receives a new bed net, one of more than four million nets distributed by The United Methodist Church through the Imagine No Malaria initiative. Photograph by Mike DuBose, United Methodist Communications.

Five ways The United Methodist Church has impacted malaria

April 25 is the international observance of World Malaria Day. Read how The United Methodist Church has helped to reduce malaria deaths in Africa. Read More

Churches Connect in Nicaraguan Medical Mission

A United Methodist partnership builds relationships and infrastructure for better health in Nicaragua. View

Once a shopper at the Community Development For All People fresh market, Clara Bradley now volunteers 15 hours a week to help others live more healthily. Photo courtesy of Greg Henneman.

Churches can reclaim role of promoting good health

Congregations around the world are creating new ways to focus on 'Abundant Health.' Read More

This child, mother and grandmother are served by the Comprehensive Rural Health Project in Jamkhed, Maharashtra, India. Photo by Kathy Griffith, General Board of Global Ministries.

‘Our promise to children’ driving Abundant Health focus

Global Ministries and local churches are teaming up to reach one million children with 'Abundant Health.' Read More

Ophthalmologists Jessica Shantha (from left), Moges Teshome and Steven Yeh pose with Umaru Sesay, 12, from Moyamba Junction, Sierra Leone. Sesay, who had cataracts as a result of contracting Ebola, had a successful operation that allowed him return to school. A partnership between Emory University and the Christian Blind Mission provides free cataract surgery to Ebola survivors at the Ruth and Lowell Gess Eye Hospital in eastern Freetown. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Free surgery for Ebola survivors

A partnership between United Methodist-related Emory University and others is improving the eyesight of Ebola survivors in Sierra Leone. Read More

United Methodist Ambassadors of Cheer were offering hot cocoa and gloves to strangers at Penn Station in Baltimore, hoping to warm their stomachs and their hearts. The hot cocoa is part of a nine-city campaign by Rethink Church to welcome and invite people to church. Photo courtesy of the Baltimore-Washington Conference.

Hot cocoa and a warm welcome

United Methodist Ambassadors of Cheer were offering hot cocoa to strangers at Penn Station in Baltimore, hoping to warm their stomachs and their hearts. Read More

Street teams, toting state-of-the-art hot cocoa jetpack dispensers, will extend a warm invitation to

United Methodist Church offers the gift of hospitality with a warm welcome

The United Methodist Church is taking to the streets of nine major U.S. cities this Christmas with a warm invitation and a hot cup of cocoa. Read More

Dr. Francis Karteh, a United Methodist and Liberia’s chief medical officer, volunteered to take the Ebola vaccine six months ago. He is healthy and showing no signs of complications.

Ebola vaccines declared safe in Liberia

Former United Methodist hospital administrator and trial participant confirmed that vaccines are safe and ready for use. Read More

Dr. Omar Lamin examines a hypertension patient in his office at United Methodist Kissy Hospital in Freetown. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Malaria, other illnesses up since Ebola

Staff at United Methodist hospitals in Sierra Leone report increases in the number of patients with malaria, typhoid fever, hepatitis and high blood pressure since the end of the Ebola... Read More

One in three women experience domestic violence. The United Methodist Church is raising awareness. Photo illustration by Ronny Perry, United Methodist Communications.

Domestic violence: We want our churches to be talking about it

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Learn more about how people of faith can understand the problem and interrupt the violence. Read More