Patient care at Mary Johnston Hospital in the Philippines. (Photo: Paul Jeffrey)

Health Systems Strengthening

In collaboration with United Methodist health boards and ecumenical partners, Global Ministries facilitates and strengthens the life-saving work of health systems around the world.

Increasing the sustainability of hospitals, health centers, clinics and health posts and ensuring delivery of essential services in places where there are gaps in access and quality of health care are current avenues for continuing medical work and health care, an important Methodist mission tradition.

Global Ministries supports health services and infrastructure; medicines and technologies; training of health professionals; and clean water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Read Stories of Impact

Stopping the spread of cholera in North Katanga

Global Health partners with the North Katanga UMC for a cholera campaign that provides more treatment options and prevention measures, but also aims to change the understanding of entire communities about water safety and sanitation to stop the disease in its tracks.

A new era for health care in Tunda, East Congo

Methodism was planted and took root 100-years ago among the Otetela-speaking people of Tunda in Eastern Congo. This year, United Methodists there completed construction of a new hospital.

A cornerstone of healthy communities: the clinic

In Liberia, a United Methodist primary health-care clinic provides a life-saving diagnosis and medication that other health facilities missed.