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The United Methodist Church prepares health care workers to protect themselves from the Ebola virus.

Sierra Leone Video Diary: Ebola Outbreak

While distributing bed nets in Sierra Leone, The United Methodist Church responds to a new threat to public health. View

Health workers in Bo District, Sierra Leone see many cases of malaria.

Sierra Leone Video Diary: Grateful Tuesday

Health workers in Sierra Leone talk about the impact that thousands of mosquito nets will have on public health. View

Health worker Juliana Koroma (right) takes a blood sample from Issata Jusu for a malaria test at the Koribondo Community Health Center near Bo, Sierra Leone. Holding the child is her is her mother, Umu Koroma. At rear is health worker Ishmael Karoma. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Video Diary: Health Team Covers Sierra Leone

See activity on the ground as volunteers take life-saving nets door to door. The nationwide campaign also offers Vitamin A and de-worming medication to children. View

Mercy Nyirongo treats a child in a clinic in her home country of Malawi. A 2010 graduate of Africa University with a bachelor's degree in nursing, Nyirongo is project manager for the ZOE orphan-empowerment program of The United Methodist Church in Malawi.Photo Courtesy Mercy Nyironga.

AU grad influences change in Malawi

‘I love my country,’ says Mercy Chikhosi Nyirongo. ‘It's my vision to be the minister of health one day in Malawi.’ Read More

Georgina Maria Domingos cares for her daughter Maria Costa at their home in the Cacilhas village near Huambo, Angola. Photo by Mike DuBose, United Methodist News Service.

Beating malaria, one household at a time

Imagine No Malaria and UMCOR have distributed 1.2 million nets and trained 11,600 people to “reach and teach neighbors” about fatal but preventable disease. Read More

Amy Laura Hall of Duke Divinity, and Dr. Sameera Ahmad, a physician from near Asheville, N.C., participate in a panel discussion with a Muslim physician on the issues of women and health care at the sixth annual Peace Conference held March 27-30 at Lake Junaluska. Photo by Michael Rich.

Interfaith gathering has United Methodist flair

April 1, 2014

Rabbis sang in Hebrew, a Muslim prayed in Arabic and United Methodists were involved at every turn during an international gathering of people from across the faith spectrum. 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

Bishop Thomas Bickerton answers questions at a press conference about the church's global health plan adopted by the 2008 United Methodist General Conference during its legislative meeting in Fort Worth, Texas.

United Methodists expand global health campaign

Capital campaign will raise $75 to $100 million to combat HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. Read More

Bishop Thomas Bickerton challenges delegates to the 2008 United Methodist General Conference to donate money to the Nothing But Nets campaign against malaria.

$5 million grant boosts Global Health Initiative

The grant will help The United Methodist Church fight malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis. Read More