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The Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe of the United Methodist Board of Church and Society address the 2016 United Methodist General Conference May 16 in Portland, Ore. Crowe helped present the report on the denomination's Four Areas of Focus for ministry. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS.

Legislation promotes expanded health care for Native Americans, other minorities

Legislation adopted by the United Methodist General Conference could support efforts to improve health care for Native Americans. Read More

The Rev. Anna Kpaan, director of the United Methodist Church Liberia Ministry to the Aging, leads a service during World Health Day in Liberia. The service was held at St. Peter Lutheran Church in Sinkor, Monrovia, Liberia.  Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Church leads World Health Day Celebration in Liberia

The United Methodist Church in Liberia leads a coalition that celebrated World Health Day by arranging free diabetic screenings for the elderly. Read More

Patients wait in the sheltered outpatients bay at Nyahuku Clinic. Improvements at the satellite clinic of the United Methodist Nyadire Mission Hospital will help meet the demands of the 14 villages in the area. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS

Nyadire satellite clinics take health care to remote areas

Zimbabwe's Nyadire Mission Hospital’s satellite clinics are being expanded and upgraded with the support of United Methodists in Pennsylvania. Read More

The computerization of this rural health facility impresses Bishop Eben Kanukayi Nhiwatiwa. Photo by Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UMNS

Mashambanhaka clinic pioneers computerization

“We were the first clinic in the country to have the Primary Health Care computer program,” Itai Katsande said of Mashambanhaka Clinic. Read More

Mary Chimunda breastfeeds her newborn son in the Mutambara Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe. Photo by Eveline Chikwanah, UMNS

`Baby-friendly’ Zimbabwe hospital wins awards, gratitude

United Methodist Mutambara Mission Hospital offers a shelter for expectant mothers in need. Read More

Homeless teen receives care at United Methodist Crews'n Healthmobile in Phoenix, AR. Video image by United Methodist Communications.

UMTV: Clinic for Homeless Teens

One group of doctors, nurses and caseworkers doesn't just walk by the homeless youth in their city. They bring care to them, in a big blue van. View

The Rev. Cynthia Abrams, director of health and wholeness at the United Methodist Board of Church and Society, speaks during a February rally for health care in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. Over Abrams' left shoulder is the Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe, top executive of the agency. A 2015 file photo courtesy of United Methodist Board of Church and Society.

United Methodists welcome health care ruling

The Supreme Court decision affects church’s commitment to health care and the conferences that send local church employees to the federal exchange. Read More

These women were among the Liberians celebrating and giving thanks in Monrovia on May 11 to the announcement by the World Health Organization that Liberia is free of the Ebola virus. Photo by Julu Swen, UMNS

Liberia gives thanks for freedom from Ebola

United Methodist leaders, remembering toll of the disease, counsel continued vigilance in public health. Read More

A nurse cares for a child at Mary Johnston Hospital in Manila.

Methodist History: Manila Hospital Serves Poor

For more than 100 years, this United Methodist hospital has been committed to providing free care to the poor. View

Staff members of Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, sing during a memorial service Dec. 2, 2014, for their colleague, Dr. Martin Salia, who died from Ebola. The service was held at Brown Memorial United Methodist Church, on the hospital grounds. Photo by Phileas Jusus, UMNS

Doctor who died of Ebola remembered as hero

Salia’s death called ‘irreparable loss’ at memorial and thanksgiving service in Sierra Leone. Read More

Stephen Mansfield, president/CEO of Methodist Health Systems. Photo courtesy of Methodist Health System.

Methodist Health System in Dallas answers Ebola call

Methodist Health System in Dallas will provide space for state-of-the-art Ebola treatment, in partnership with other local hospitals. Read More

Dr. James Sullivan with student volunteers from the Meharry 12 South Community Clinic in Nashville, Tenn. Photo courtesy Meharry.

Student-run free clinic helps serve the underserved

When a patient suffering from asthma couldn’t afford an inhaler, the clinic provided one. ‘He broke down crying.’ Your donations to the Black College Fund make a difference. Read More

A volunteer nurse check's Lester Bridges' blood pressure. Bridges is a client of Luke's House.

UMTV: Clinic Heals After Katrina

New Orleanians lost homes and hospitals after the hurricane. Now churches and volunteers offer health care for residents. View

The Rev. Gregory Gross. Photo by Paul Jeffrey, UMNS

Affordable Care Act’s impact on the uninsured

A United Methodist deacon has signed up hundreds for insurance. He sees where the law helps and where it needs improvement. Read More

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