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.
Global Health unit staff visited health facilities to view improvements and discuss challenges in an area of the country hard-hit by cyclones in recent years.
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.