United Methodist Women support midwife training in Africa
In Zimbabwe, nearly 100 midwives are trained per year who in turn serve across the country. That work is supported by United Methodist Women. In this video, produced by United Methodist Women, see how the program at Nyadire Hospital School of Midwifery is saving lives and empowering women in the area.
In 2015 United Methodist Women granted more than $1 million to U.S. and international partners providing health programs for women and children.
The Woman’s Foreign Missionary Society, a United Methodist Women predecessor, sent the first fully accredited woman physician missionary, Dr. Clara Swain, to India in 1869 to provide quality health care to women. Today United Methodist Women has approximately 800,000 members.
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