Health Systems Strengthening News & Stories

Responding to food insecurity on college campuses
Funds from Human Relations Day offerings supply grants to UMC-related colleges and universities to address access to food and hygiene products on campus.
United Methodist health care in Mozambique upholds tradition and expertise
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.
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.
Health access and coverage: an issue of justice
By Kathy GriffithSeptember 2020 | ATLANTA The United Methodist Church’s Abundant Health Initiative is committed to reaching a million and more children with life-saving interventions, a goal…
Improving Health at Old Mutare Mission Hospital
With support from the Abundant Health Initiative, Old Mutare in Zimbabwe is receiving improvements to its facilities to better meet the health needs of the 15,000 people it serves in the area.
First health center opens in rural Congo village
Osio is a village located more than 25 kilometers from Kisangani city. Each year for many years, the population of this village might travel thousands of kilometers to receive medical care.
United Methodists react to Ebola death in Goma
United Methodist leaders added their voices to the World Health Organization’s warning that with the spread of Ebola to Goma, the outbreak is a public health emergency of international concern.
The United Methodist Church response to Ebola in East Congo
Global Ministries responds to Ebola crisis in the East Congo, provides training and prevention methods during a time of great need.
UMCOR supports the “Heal It” Project for Native American youth
An UMCOR partnership with Dream Warriors, a collective of Indigenous North American artists, reaches Native American youth with hope and compassion in the face of rising suicide rates across the country.