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: Get Your Spirit in Shape

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