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UMCOR Sudan WASH Manager Geoffrey Weyinda (left) checks the water level at the hafir, or reservoir, in the village of Abu Senedira, East Darfur State, Sudan. Photo by Linda Unger, UMCOR.

In Sudan, water is life

People without clean water are vulnerable to disease, but they also ‘lack any means to livelihood.” Find out how your dollars are making a difference. Read More

United Methodist teen with M.S. is among fastest U.S. runners

Kayla Montgomery triumphs despite symptoms. “I tell myself, ‘I know you’re tired … but you’re going to finish this.’ And then I do.” 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

Partnerships

Learn about the vital global health partnerships that enable us to help more children and save more lives. Read More

Malaria video in Times Square

Right now, in the heart of New York City, a message of need is being broadcast to more than 1.5 million people who pass through Times Square every day. Imagine No Malaria, a ministry of The United Methodist Church, is airing a video message to underscore the urgent need to fight... Read More

Imagine No Malaria mobile app

On World Malaria Day, The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign is using technology to fight mosquitoes with the launch of a new mobile application that keeps mosquitoes away and also raises funds for the fight against malaria. Read More

Nothing But Nets To Aid Refugees in Africa

The Nothing But Nets anti-malaria campaign has announced a new initiative to help eliminate malaria deaths in the next generation. Responding to an urgent and immediate need, Nothing But Nets is working with the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) to send long-lasting, insecticide-treated bed nets (bed... Read More

Young Fund-Raiser Scores $50K for Mosquito Nets

If someone asked seven-year old Katherine Commale what she did on her summer vacation, her answer would have to be "a lot!" But Katherine hasn't just been swimming at the pool and playing with her brother Joseph. Read More

United Methodists Receive $5 Million To Help End Child Malaria Deaths

As it commemorates World Malaria Day, The United Methodist Church announced today it will receive a $5 million grant from the United Nations Foundation, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, to help eliminate malaria and other diseases of poverty. Read More

United Methodist agency leaders celebrate following their April 24 address on the four new areas of focus for the denomination during the 2008 United Methodist General Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. Standing (from left) are the Rev. Jerome King Del Pino, the Rev. Karen Greenwaldt, Bishop Felton May and the Rev. Larry Hollon.

Church focuses on poverty, health, people, leaders

Church's general agencies organize their budgets and ministries to emphasize key priorities. Read More

Young Activist Recognized At 2008 General Conference

Katherine Commale is living proof that no one is too young to live out the overall theme of the 2008 United Methodist General Conference-giving others "A Future with Hope." Read More

United Methodists Score $3.35 Million For Nothing But Nets

The people of The United Methodist Church have raised more than $3.35 million for the Nothing But Nets malaria prevention campaign since its launch in November 2006-enough to cover the cost of 335,000 nets. Read More

Online Game Offers New Opportunity to Send Nets, Save Lives

World Malaria Day is April 25.Now and throughout April, there's an easy new way to help eliminate malaria deaths in Africa and raise more money for nets through the Nothing But Nets malaria prevention campaign. Read More

Nothing But Nets Nets Over $18 Million To Date

In its first year, the Nothing But Nets campaign raised over $18 million from more than 60,000 donors. A new report issued by the United Nations Foundation, creator of the grassroots campaign, indicates that... Read More

Global Health Initiative Names Project Coordinator

United Methodist Communications announces the appointment of the Rev. Dr. Hilda R. Davis-Carroll as Project Coordinator for the Office of Global Health Initiative, effective February 18. Read More

Nothing But Nets to Distribute 133,000 Nets to Families in Mali

The people of The United Methodist Church and Nothing But Nets- a global, grassroots campaign to prevent malaria-announced today that the Rev. Gary Henderson, executive director of the Global Health Initiative, will travel to Mali, Africa as part of a United Nations Foundation and Nothing But Nets delegation to observe... Read More

New Malaria Vaccine Offers Promise for Future

The chief executives of two United Methodist agencies have welcomed with cautious optimism report of the safe use of a vaccine that reduced malaria infection among infants in Mozambique. Read More

United Methodists Over Halfway to Nothing But Nets Goal More Than $1.75 Million Raised for Mosquito

"The "Send a net. Save a life." message has gained momentum across the church. Read More