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The computerization of this rural health facility impresses Bishop Eben Kanukayi Nhiwatiwa. Photo by Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS

Mashambanhaka clinic pioneers computerization

“We were the first clinic in the country to have the Primary Health Care computer program,” Itai Katsande said of Mashambanhaka Clinic. Read More

Health worker Kadie E. Koroma (right), part of a team with the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign, processes a voucher that will provide mosquito nets for the family of Gbassay Foday (seated at left) for her home in Baoma village, near Bo, Sierra Leone, in June 2014. The campaign had raised more than $68 million by the end of 2015. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Nearing a malaria goal before GC2016

With most of $75 million goal raised, United Methodists will celebrate how Imagine No Malaria has made a difference both inside and outside the church. Read More

History of The United Methodist Church in Europe

In Europe, the mission of The United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies developed most strongly through migration between Europe and the U.S. Read More

History of The United Methodist Church in Asia

On the continent of Asia, the United Methodist presence has become limited to the Philippines and to recent missions in South-East Asia and Mongolia. Read More

History of The United Methodist Church in Africa

On the continent of Africa, the mission of The United Methodist Church and its predecessor bodies has developed through missionaries, who were mostly from the U.S. but also from Europe. Read More

At a community gathering in Tilorma village, Kenema district, Sierra Leone, hand-washing became routine after the outbreak of Ebola. The virus has killed nearly 4,000 people in Sierra Leone.

New Ebola death shocks Sierra Leone

United Methodist churches join in resuming preventive measures as questions linger about hospital’s care for victim. Read More

Maeghan Orton (left) learns about how medical records are kept at the United Methodist Church's Mercy Hospital in Bo Sierra Leone, from Taiwo Sesay, who oversees the hospital's maternity unit. Orton is from Medic Mobile, a technology partner of United Methodist Communications. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Mobile technology monitors health in the DRC

In parts of Africa, the nearest clinic might be a day away and the doctor may be out. A new project will improve healthcare through better communication. Read More

Market workers under Ebola quarantine stand behind orange plastic fencing in Freetown. Video image by Jan Snider, United Methodist Communications.

The Church in Sierra Leone: Navigating the Ebola Crisis

A year later, Ebola is gone from the headlines but church leaders in Sierra Leone remain vigilant. View

Imagine No Malaria Recognized as Superhero at Global Meeting

Imagine No Malaria, an initiative of The United Methodist Church to prevent and treat malaria, has received a Superhero Award from the Rotarians Action Group on Malaria. The award was given during the recent annual meeting of the Alliance for Malaria Prevention in Geneva. Read More

The Connectional Table Joins Standing Committee at Historic First Joint Meeting in Mozambique

The Connectional Table and the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters held an historic first joint meeting Monday, February 9, in Maputo, Mozambique. The two bodies met to share strategies toward strengthening the mission of The United Methodist Church to make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world. Read More

Standing Committee Says More Bishops Needed in Africa

Meeting in Mozambique this week, the Standing Committee on Central Conference Matters voted to recommend to the 2016 General Conference the addition of five new bishops in Africa beginning during the 2021-2024 quadrennium. Read More

Ebola: A cry for faith

Rose Farhat uses the story of the four men letting their friend down through a roof to see Jesus to describe the response needed for those caught in the Ebola epidemic. Read More

A health care worker wearing rubber gloves and other protective gear prepares to administer fluids to an Ebola patient.  Screen save, United Methodist Communications

Church agency uses animation to battle Ebola

United Methodist Communications has collaborated with an award-winning animator to produce a video to inform on Ebola prevention. Read More

East Africa Area Bishop Daniel Wandabula

Bishops face penalties for auditing issues

The denomination’s finance agency is cutting off one bishop’s episcopal office funds, while it continues sanctions against East Africa Area Bishop Daniel Wandabula. Read More

The Rev. P. Harvey Willie, superintendent of the Gbarnga district, talks with two United Methodist clergymen about the Ebola outbreak in Liberia. Willie, center, is shown with the Rev. Boye Davis, left, an instructor at the Gbarnga School of Theology, and the Rev. David Bondo, Jorkoleh district superintendent. UMNS photo by Julu Swen

Liberian church hit hard even as Ebola pace slows

Nine fatalities in one United Methodist congregation, with others under treatment. Read More

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