Promoting Health and Wholeness

Doctor checks chart at clinic.

Because we care about the well being of all people, health is a major focus of the work of The United Methodist Church. Together, we combat diseases of poverty such as malaria, HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis; we provide health education, advocacy and infrastructure; and we continue our more than 160-year history of being a key provider of healthcare through the hospitals, clinics and mission centers we have operated across Africa. Now the church has a goal to reach 1 million children with lifesaving and health-promoting measures by 2020.

Learn more and join us in this important work. 

Children get water from a pump in video about global health efforts of The United Methodist Church. Video image courtesy of Board of Global Ministries.

How We Serve

Abundant Health: What United Methodists are doing for children

Video explains how "Abundant Health" campaign would reach one million children with lifesaving interventions between 2017 and 2020.



Getting (and Staying) Healthy

To help with our health goals, we talk with a doctor and a nurse about fitness tips and our United Methodist tradition of caring for body and soul.


Healthy bodies

Healthy minds

Places to learn more