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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

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

Ilda Massuanganhe Guambe, a graduate of United Methodist-related Africa University, spoke before the 2014 U.S. Africa Summit in Washington.

AU grad addresses U.S. Africa Summit

Ilda Massuanganhe Guambe, a 2011 graduate of United Methodist-related Africa University, has a passion to promote education for girls. Read More

Ebola banner in Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Social support key to Ebola fight, leaders say

Training by Religious Leaders Task Force in Sierra Leone focuses on psychological aid to those traumatized by epidemic. 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

Responding to the Ebola crisis

Aug. 6-8, people of faith are invited to join United Methodists in West Africa in prayer and fasting for those dealing with Ebola outbreak. Read More

Mbalu Fonnie, head nurse in the hemorrhagic fever ward, and nurse Veronica Karoma describe efforts to contain the Ebola virus as she stands outside the gates to the isolation ward at the government hospital in Kenema, Sierra Leone.

Nurses, doctors save lives but lose their own

A few on the frontlines of Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone already have made the ultimate sacrifice while helping others. Read More

(From left)  Archbishop Tamba Charles of the Freetown Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in Sierra Leone; Sheik Abubakar Conteh , president of inter- religious council of Sierra Leone,  and  United Methodist resident bishop, John K. Yambasu,  chairman of the religious leaders task force,  stand together at a July 11 press conference. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS

Sierra Leone task force targets Ebola

Interfaith alliance, including United Methodists, to launch massive awareness campaign to halt infections of deadly disease. Read More

Vocational training transforms lives in Darfur

In volatile Sudan region, job training from UMCOR helps conflict-affected persons secure employment. ‘The training wound up giving me more than I expected.’ Read More

Mothers line up to present vouchers for insecticide treated bed nets.

Sierra Leone Video Diary: Distribution Friday

Volunteers put bed nets into the hands of young mothers who hope to protect their young children from mosquitoes carrying malaria. View

United Methodist Bishop Warner Brown (left) and the Rev. Adilson de Almeida (right) help unpack an insecticide-treated mosquito net at the home of Antonica José (second from right) in Bom Jesus, Angola. The family received the net as part of the United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Working to end the sting of malaria in Africa

“Rethink” what you know about malaria. Find out what the church is doing to raise awareness and how your dollars have saved lives. Read More

The Men's Association of the United Methodist Church, Harare West District, sings during the 2013 Palm Sunday service in the Kwang Lim Chapel at Africa University. A UMNS photo by Kathleen Barry.

Cultural traditions enhance Easter

United Methodists around the world celebrate Christ’s Resurrection in diverse ways. Read More

Pond Branch United Methodist Church in Gilbert, South Carolinea, a small rural church, made a committment to build a school in the African village of Mzuzu, Malawi, Africa. Photo of child from Mzuzu. Courtesy of South Carolina United Methodist Advocate

From South Carolina to Mzuzu, with Love

Can one tiny, “sometimes-struggling” church make a difference to children halfway around the world? Yes. Find out how their commitment led to a new school. Read More

Participants in training with Global Ministries learn how to select quality Moringa leaves for drying and processing. Photo courtesy Mozart Adevu.

UMCOR equips communities to fight hunger

Program gives the hungry in places like Sudan and Liberia skills in sustainable agriculture. “Knowledge cannot be destroyed by war, stolen, or separated from the individual.” Read More

Dr Ibrahim Sallieu Kamara (center) and others work on limb exercise at the Physio-Therapy unit at the United Methodist General Hospital at Kissy in eastern Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Physical therapy in Sierra Leone brings normalcy

Physical therapy is winning national acclaim for the United Methodist General Hospital at Kissy in eastern Freetown. Read More

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