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A young mother sits next to her baby who is being treated for malaria at Kissy Hospital.

Faith First at Sierra Leone’s Kissy Hospital

"Faith has been a very strong tool in my box. And it has worked tremendously.” Doctors say Christian care makes the difference at United Methodist Kissy Hospital in Sierra Leone. View

Sia Nyama Koroma, the first lady of Sierra Leone (center) tours The United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital guided by Dr. Martin Salia and Catherine Norman. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

We must support Dr. Salia, Ebola caregivers

Larry Hollon says we owe gratitude to those who put themselves in harm’s way to bring well-being to West Africa. Read More

Dr. Martin Salia (right) visits with Bishop John K. Yambasu at the United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. Salia, chief medical officer and surgeon, was one of 11 doctors in Sierra Leone who died of Ebola. A 2014 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Doctor says God called him to Sierra Leone

In an exclusive interview earlier this year, Dr. Martin Salia explains his drive to serve. View

Video shows Sierra Leone missionary Beatrice Gbanga speaking on Ebola to North Texas Conference. Courtesy: Wil Murphy, North Texas Conference.

Seeing Ebola firsthand: Missionary shares her story

"It is devastating...But for me nothing is impossible for God." Beatrice Gbanga talks about the realities and the hope on the ground in Sierra Leone. View

Accurate messages crucial in malaria, Ebola fight

While malaria is curable, Ebola is not. There is real concern that fear will keep malaria patients from seeking treatment and deaths will rise. Getting accurate information out is critical. Read More

Poverty: The common vector

Rev. Larry Hollon says as TV coverage of the Ebola crisis wanes, we must continue 'telling the story' of the people who are suffering. Read More

Communication is aid in Ebola fight

Misinformation and misunderstanding about Ebola abound, and communications plays a critical role in containing the disease, writes the Rev. Larry Hollon. Read More

Ebola response counters fear, disbelief

The Ebola crisis has exposed not only the under-resourced health systems in West Africa, but also the lack of communications infrastructure essential to everyday survival, writes the Rev. Larry Hollon. Read More

Free flow of information is critical in crisis

The Rev. Larry Hollon says, in a crisis like Ebola, misinformation can create panic. ‘The free flow of accurate information is essential to global well-being.’ Read More

A Sierra Leonian volunteer with the Imagine No Malaria campaign checks on an insecticide treated mosquito net.

View from the Field: Conferences Imagine No Malaria

"I drove home from work the other day, 42 minutes...in the amount of time I drove home, 42 children died." Hear what motivates those who fight malaria. View

Wayan Vota leads FailFaire at the World Bank in Washington D.C., November 2012. UMNS Photo by Adele Waugaman.

Wayan Vota: Send cash, not tractors

Technology is vital in both recovery from disaster and long-term growth in developing nations, but the tool must fit the need. View

The Iowa Annual Conference celebrates surpassing the $2 million mark in its Imagine No Malaria campaign. Photo by Arthur McClanahan, Iowa Conference.

United Methodists celebrate Imagine No Malaria milestones

Exceeding ambitious fundraising goals became a recurring theme at regional gatherings this summer. Read More

Maeghan Orton (right) explores a solar cell phone charger with Paramount Chief Joseph Kposowa (seated, center) in Bumpe village near Bo, Sierra Leone, about mobile phone technology. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Maeghan Orton: Trial and error in Nairobi

Maeghan Orton sees every day the ways technology improves lives in Africa. But she also sees which approaches work … and which don’t. View

Nurses listen intently during a panel discussion at the United Methodist Church's Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone to help prepare health care workers for a possible outbreak of the Ebola virus. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

United Methodist Health Workers Treat Ebola

“Most people who died due to Ebola died because of lack of information. View

Firdaus Kharas

Firdaus Kharas: Activism through animation

Animator uses light-hearted approach to serious topics in an attempt to defeat cultural stigmas. View

Ken Banks is a communications entrepreneur who specializes in leveraging information and communications technologies for social change. Photo courtesy of Ken Banks, kiwanja.net.

Ken Banks: The dos and don’ts of ICT4D

Communications innovator Ken Banks will speak on the value of information and communications technologies in developing countries at 2015 Game Changers Summit. Read More

Warren McGuffin shows the raised-bed garden where okra has been planted at the Thomas Food Project in Thomas, Haiti. McGuffin is director of sustainability for the project. A UMNS photo by Mike DuBose.

Warren McGuffin: ‘Giving away fishing poles’

Warren McGuffin, who started a food program in Haiti, is now working to give Haitians the tools to feed themselves. View

Health worker Juliana Koroma (right) takes a blood sample from Issata Jusu for a malaria test at the Koribondo Community Health Center near Bo, Sierra Leone. Holding the child is her is her mother, Umu Koroma. At rear is health worker Ishmael Karoma. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Video Diary: Health Team Covers Sierra Leone

See activity on the ground as volunteers take life-saving nets door to door. The nationwide campaign also offers Vitamin A and de-worming medication to children. View

Sallaymatu Massaquoi cools her child on an examining table while he is treated for malaria in the Children’s Ward of Bo Government Hospital in Sierra Leone. When Ibrahim Massaquoi was admitted he had a very high fever and he was suffering from acute malaria. The family’s bed net from the distribution in 2010 had worn out. The United Methodist Church through its Imagine No Malaria program is partnering with the Sierra Leone government in June 2014 to distribute 390,000 nets in the Bo District as well as other aid.  Photo by Phileaus Jusu, UMNS.

Campaign aims to save children like Ibrahim

Most fatalities from malaria occur in children under 5. The United Methodist Church and Sierra Leone government are working to save lives. Read More

Sierra Leone's First Lady visits maternity ward at Kissy Hospital in Bo.  Video image by Carey Moots.

Keeping African Mothers Healthy

Sierra Leone’s First Lady is a United Methodist, committed to addressing maternal and child mortality. She’s turning to faith communities to help. View

Residents of the Gbo Chiefdom outside Bo, Sierra Leone listen during a welcome event for a mosquito net distribution by the Imagine No Malaria campaign. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Seeing Beauty in Sierra Leone

Photographer Mike DuBose reconnects with families in Sierra Leone after meeting them years ago at the launch of the Imagine No Malaria effort. View

A children's choir welcomes visitors to Fulawahun village near Bo, Sierra Leone. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Thanks to you, we can Imagine No Malaria

United Methodists and communities in Africa say View

A Tribute to Mothers from Sierra Leone

Get a glimpse into the lives of mothers and their children – and how a United Methodist hospital cares for them – in these images from Bo. View

Imagine No Malaria to Distribute Nets in Sierra Leone

Imagine No Malaria will distribute 400,000 bed nets in the Bo District of Sierra Leone on June 5, 2014. Read More

Sia Nyama Koroma, the first lady of Sierra Leone, welcomes the Rev. Gary Henderson to her office in Freetown to discuss the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign. Henderson heads the denomination's Global Health Initiative. Several villages in the Bo district will receive new, insecticide-treated mosquito nets from the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign in the first planned redistribution to replace nets given in 2010. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Villagers testify to Imagine No Malaria’s impact on lives

“We have not had one case of malaria in my family since we started using nets.” Gary Henderson says elder's words in Sierra Leone reminded him of testimonies in church. Read More

United Methodists raise 80 percent of funding goal

Imagine No Malaria announced on April 25, 2014 that United Methodists are 80 percent of the way toward reaching their goal of raising $75 million by 2015. Read More

Malaria fighter faces his son’s battle

Phileas Jusu's job is to help prevent the spread of malaria, which hit home recently when his own son was stricken with the disease. Read More

Adding skills to end malaria in Africa

Conference sponsored by Imagine No Malaria and hosted by UMCOR teaches health board members fine points of maintaining initiatives. Read More

Imagine No Malaria provides $2 million for Sierra Leone net distribution

The people of The United Methodist Church have committed $2 million to distribute mosquito nets in Sierra Leone. Read More