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Four Areas of Focus: Improving Global Health

"I was sick and you visited me." — Matthew 25:36

As United Methodists, we care about the health and well being of all people. In the Wesleyan tradition, the Christian faith is not a solitary journey. We are part of a larger community — our church families, our neighborhoods, and the world. 

The Global Health Initiative is major area of focus for the ministry of The United Methodist Church, which aims to combat diseases of poverty such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosisas well as provide health education, advocacy and infrastructure. We have long been a key player in the fight against malaria through the hospitals, clinics and missions centers we have operated across Africa for more than 160 years.

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Jeremy Rosado sings Able during a celebration of The United Methodist Church's Imagine No Malaria campaign May 18 at the 2016 United Methodist General Conference in Portland, Ore. Photo by Mike DuBose, UMNS

Imagine No Malaria celebration rocks the house

Noting how a mosquito bite led to a global health movement, Bishop Thomas Bickerton introduces new initiative. Read More

Jeremy Rosado records tracks for a new song dedicated to United Methodists and the fight against malaria. Video image courtesy of United Methodist Communications.

Song celebrates United Methodists, malaria fight

Go in the studio to preview a new anthem created to affirm and inspire the work of church members and remind us “God is able.” View

Children at Sandpoint United Methodist Church in Sandpoint, Idaho raised enough money to purchase an Ark from Heifer International as a mission outreach project. Photo courtesey of the Pacific Northwest Conference.

Sandpoint United Methodist kids buy an ark

Children from this Idaho church raised $5000 to purchase an Ark from Heifer International as a mission outreach project. Read More