Translate Page

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. Through its Abundant Health initiative, now the church has achieved its 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.

Barbara Layden (front) joins with other parishioners in giving praise during worship at Franklin (Tenn.) First United Methodist Church. The church has adopted safety protocols, including no congregational singing, to help prevent the possible spread of COVID-19. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News..

Promoting Health & Wholeness

Coronavirus inspiration, information & resources

Resources, prayers, news and encouragement to help us navigate the coronavirus pandemic.