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UMCOR Facilitates Largest Ever Jurisdictional Disaster Academy

Japan – A Year of Recovery

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Hope Restored
Disabled since birth, Joyce receives medical assistance from UMCOR which helps with the delivery of her baby girl in South Sudan.


Clean Water and Good Health in Zimbabwe
Water and sanitation are key to good hygiene practices, and good hygiene practices promote good health. The Nyadire Connection and UMCOR are working together to ensure both at Nyadire United Methodist Mission in Zimbabwe.


Agents of Change
Community health workers and participants of the denomination’s Ministry With the Poor program in DRC, are fast becoming change agents in their communities – offering improved overall health.


Multiplying Good Health in DRC
Ngoy Mwambay Martine is a community health worker in Democratic Republic of Congo. In an interview with UMCOR, she talks about her service and what it means for her, her family, and her community.


Mental Illness Awareness Week
Mental illness is often a hidden disability, but in any given year more than a quarter of Americans can be found to be living with mental illness.


United Methodist Church Recognized as a Champion of Health
As the chair of the executive committee of the United Methodist Global Health Initiative, of which Imagine No Malaria is a part, Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton spoke at the Champions of Health event, hosted by The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.


World Health Day, April 7,: The 2010 Global Goal 1,000 Cities, 1,000 Lives
UMCOR Indonesia, the non-governmental organization of the United Methodist Committee on Relief, will mark World Health Day on April 7 with school health events in two Acehnese schools where the agency has presence.


Education and Honoring Highlighted Native American Women’s Gathering
Women from more than 10 tribes from Maryland to Florida attended Lake Junaluska's first Native American Women’s Conference on October 16-18, 2009.


Clean Hands Save Lives
“Clean Hands Save Lives” was the theme of the 2nd International Global Hand washing Day (GHD).


Full Participants: Pastors with Disabilities Share Struggles, Hopes in Ministry
For the Rev. Kirk VanGilder, life in the deaf community and his call to ministry both began in a single moment of grace.


Truck Drivers Get Tested for HIV
I never thought this could happen to me,” said Hari, a truck driver from Mathura, India. Hari learned he was HIV positive while at a restaurant stop in Mursan, India. He is now counted among the 33 million people infected with the HIV virus.


UMCOR Indonesia Celebrates Global Hand Washing Day
The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) Indonesia Mission will celebrate Global Hand Washing Day on October 15, 2009 in 13 Water Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Project schools throughout Aceh Province.


Hope for Samuteb Memorial Hospital
Samuteb Memorial Hospital deteriorated significantly during the prolonged war in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).


Grant Provides for Expansion at Kissy United Methodist Hospital
Kissy United Methodist Hospital in Freetown, Sierra Leone, will now be able to double the capacity of the Maternal and Child Health unit through a recent grant awarded to the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).


The Story of Christine and Her Son Stephen
Christine, 13 years old, is a maiden who was forced by her parents to marry early as tradition requires here.


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