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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

Phileas Jusu and Julu Swen were named 2014 United Methodist Communicators of the Year for their coverage of the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history. Photo by Art McClanahan

African communicators take top honors

Two African writers were named United Methodist Communicators of the Year. Read More

No one should live outside the web of connectivity

Larry Hollon says along with the desperate need for skilled personal and medications in the Ebola crisis is the need for ‘digital humanitarian aid.’ Read More

Bishop John K. Yambasu, chairman of the Religious Leaders Task Force in Sierra Leone, demonstrates a safe way of greeting instead of the traditional handshake. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Correcting misinformation in the Ebola crisis

Larry Hollon says the church is uniquely positioned to help with prevention initiatives in Africa because it has leaders who live in the affected regions and are trusted by the local people. Read More

South Sudanese students, many of them young girls, pictured at a school in the Girls Education South Sudan program, for which UMCOR is a state co-manager. Photo by Andreea Câmpeanu, courtesy of Girls Education in South Sudan.

A boost for girls in South Sudan

Educating young women is a proven way to help lift communities out of poverty. Learn about a new project aimed at transforming lives. Read More

Jill Costello, project manager with the ICT4D Church Initiatives at United Methodist Communications, Nashville, Tenn., sends an historic text message regarding the Ebola outbreak on the morning of August 19 to Julu Swen in the office of Liberia Bishop John G. Innis.

United Methodist Communications fights Ebola with technology

United Methodist Communications has implemented a communications strategy aimed at controlling Ebola, saving lives and comforting those affected. Read More

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

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