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6-year-old Osman Konteh was shunned by his village after his parents died of Ebola and he survived. He now lives in a private orphanage with other Ebola orphans in Kenema, Sierra Leone. Photo by Jan Snider, United Methodist Communications

Ebola: The Struggle to Recover in Africa

The deadly virus left a path of destruction in Sierra Leone. A year later, learn how The United Methodist Church is working to revitalize this resilient nation. Read More

Bishop Thomas Bickerton speaks at the U.S. Capitol as Imagine No Malaria, an initiative of the people of The United Methodist Church, presents $9.6 million to the Global Fund to prevent malaria deaths. Photo by Jay Mallin, UMNS

Imagining no malaria: Partners needed to see success

Leaders from The United Methodist Church talk about progress to defeat the disease, and why they pair with the Global Fund. Read More

Dr. Francis Kateh, right, and Dr. Stephen B. Kennedy, left, took the experimental Ebola vaccine and testified before Liberia’s legislature that the vaccine trials are safe. Photo by Julu Swen.

United Methodist doctor gets trial Ebola vaccine

One of 12 initial volunteers, former hospital administrator in Liberia says taking trial Ebola vaccine was his duty as a Christian. Read More

Victor Doolakeh Taryor chats with Nora Keah, who will serve as interim administrator at Ganta United Methodist Hospital after Taryor’s departure. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Ganta hospital administrator steps down

United Methodist missionary leaves the denomination's hospital in Ganta, Liberia, after eight years as administrator. 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

Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma commended the Koinadugu district Ebola Response Center for the efficient management of the outbreak since the disease was first reported in the country. The district has recorded no cases in more than a week.  Photo courtesy of Sierra Leone State House Communications Unit

2015 ushers in renewed hope with dip in Ebola cases

Drop in new Ebola cases brings hope for an end to the deadly epidemic in Sierra Leone, as the Christmas lockdown is extended. Read More

Katie Howard, right, holds Lois two days before she became seriously ill with malaria. Photo by Crystal Caviness, United Methodist Communications.

Face to face with malaria

For Crystal Caviness, a meeting with a two-year-old cast deadly disease in a new light. ‘In a moment, life got real, because malaria became real.’ Read More

United Methodist Communications a Leader at Global Education and Technology Summit

The Ebola crisis shows why communications technologies are desperately needed in low-resource parts of the world. Read More

Screen grab from the video, 'Imagine.' Courtesy of Imagine No Malaria.

Help make history by ‘imagining’ a world without malaria

Your donations to Imagine No Malaria are saving lives and bringing hope. Learn how this church organization is making a difference. Read More

Sia Nyama Koroma, the first lady of Sierra Leone (center) tours The United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital guided by Dr. Martin Salia and Catherine Norman. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

We must support Dr. Salia, Ebola caregivers

Larry Hollon says we owe gratitude to those who put themselves in harm’s way to bring well-being to West Africa. Read More

Dr. Martin Salia (right) visits with Bishop John K. Yambasu at the United Methodist Church's Kissy Hospital outside Freetown, Sierra Leone. Salia, chief medical officer and surgeon, was one of 11 doctors in Sierra Leone who died of Ebola. A 2014 file photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Doctor says God called him to Sierra Leone

In an exclusive interview earlier this year, Dr. Martin Salia explains his drive to serve. "There was something inside of me that the people of Freetown needed help." View

Ebola: Pray and move your feet

If you worry about your children’s reactions to images of death and grief in West Africa or you wonder what you can do to help, Melanie Gordon has some practical advice. Read More

The Rev. Winston Ashcroft brings greetings to the people of Mamakah, Sierra Leone, from Bishop John Yambasu. He educates them about ways to combat Ebola and prays with them.

Taking Ebola help to remote villages

United Methodist Church in Sierra Leone, with help from Norway, sends convoy to offer food, information. Read More

Video shows Sierra Leone missionary Beatrice Gbanga speaking on Ebola to North Texas Conference. Courtesy: Wil Murphy, North Texas Conference.

Seeing Ebola firsthand: Missionary shares her story

"It is devastating...But for me nothing is impossible for God." Beatrice Gbanga talks about the realities and the hope on the ground in Sierra Leone. View

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