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Mother-to-Child Transmission in U.S. Contrasts With Asia and Africa

A recent dinner forum at Trinity UMC in Kansas City, Kansas, sponsored by the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) Committee for members of the Great Plains and Missouri Conferences, brought into sharp contrast the differences in mother-to-child HIV transmission in the U.S. and some other countries. Read More

Women in Kigali, Rwanda, learn skills such as hairstyling as part of an economic empowerment project of Mbwirandumva, “Speak I’m Listening,” for impoverished women. Photo courtesy of Don Messer.

Commentary: Scripture re-enacted in post-genocidal Rwanda

Because of stigma, no one living with HIV was willing to speak publicly at the AIDS workshop for United Methodist pastors. Read More

Bishop Cynthia Fierro Harvey, elected to the episcopacy in 2012, serves the Louisiana Episcopal Area. Portrait taken in Aldrich Chapel at First United Methodist Church, Baton Rouge, La. Photo by Troy Kleinpeter. Accompanies UMNS story #057.  2/29/13.; Photo by Troy Kleinpeter

United Methodists Gathering to Tackle AIDS Crisis

Bishop Cynthia Harvey will provide a clarion call to action to those gathered at the 5th United Methodist Global AIDS Fund Conference "Countdown to Zero: Just Save One." Read More

Daily Digest: June 16, 2014

“That is the end of Methodism as we know it." – The Rev. William J. Abraham, professor of Wesley Studies at Perkins School of Theology Read More

Daily Digest: June 13, 2014

“Faith is honoring God and people; faith is also integrity and responsibility. At the end of the story, faith for Joseph is obedience of trust in God.” — K.K. Yeo, New Testament professor at Garrett-Evangelical Theological Seminary. Read More

Atlanta event aims to Just Save One from HIV/AIDS

One thousand children are born every day with HIV according to UNAIDS, despite the fact that it costs less than $10 to prevent transmission of the virus from mother to child. Read More

How is The United Methodist Church working to eradicate diseases like malaria?

In 2008, Global Health was affirmed as one of the four focus areas of The United Methodist Church. Read More

UMTV: Church Erases AIDS Stigma

December is AIDS Awareness Month. For 20 years, congregation has been "embracing everyone despite nationality or health issues." Read More

UM Global AIDS Fund Aims at Saving Newborns from HIV

The United Methodist Global AIDS Fund (UMGAF) Committee announced they will initiate a one-year focus on preventing transmission of HIV/AIDS from mothers to babies during pregnancy, labor, delivery or breastfeeding as part of their new Just Save One initiative. Read More

Social Principles: The Social Community

We affirm all persons as equally valuable in the sight of God's sight. We reject discrimination and assert the rights of minority groups to equal opportunities. ' } Read More

An educator from the Alliance Biblique de Côte d'Ivoire conducts a public health lesson on AIDS in the sanctuary at Jerusalem Parish United Methodist Church in Yamoussoukro, Côte d'Ivoire in November 2008. File photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

The untold story of African AIDS relief

Zimbabwean United Methodists lead way in caring for HIV/AIDS patients and talking about what has been taboo to discuss. Read More

New grant helps battle diseases of poverty

The United Methodist Church's efforts to battle malaria and HIV in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) will get a boost, thanks to a $1.3 million grant from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria. Read More

Community health workers bring healing

In remote areas of Liberia with few resources, a team of volunteer health workers is often the only way villagers receive medical care. Read More

Sierra Leone students to fight malaria

Plan is for schoolteachers to train health club members who will spread knowledge to their peers, families and communities. Read More

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