Make Malaria History
UMCOR works with churches, clinics and hospitals to break the deadly cycle of malaria through community education, preventive measures like bed nets and anti-malarial drugs, early diagnosis and treatment.
UMCOR’s role in the Imagine No Malaria Campaign will be to prepare and support UMC Africa Conferences and health systems to develop strategic plans and integrated proposals to combat the disease in their country, primarily through funding raised through the Malaria Control Program Advance.
Imagine No Malaria: The United Methodist Response to Malaria
Imagine No Malaria is the United Methodist church-wide effort to overcome malaria in Africa and eliminate deaths caused by this preventable disease—a goal world leaders hope to accomplish by 2015. Our efforts may have started with sending nets, through the Nothing But Nets Program, but they do not stop there. In addition to preventing malaria with bed nets, eliminating deaths caused by this disease will require educating communities and health care workers, developing health care infrastructure and making advancements in health care communications. Imagine No Malaria will create a stronger and more broad-based community health infrastructure to help The United Methodist Church in the fight against diseases of poverty. More about this denominational effort. More
UMCOR’s Community-Based Malaria Control Program
This program works with communities to form comprehensive plans to combat malaria. This program is distinct from Imagine No Malaria or UMC’s Nothing But Nets, which focus on Sub-Sahara Africa, the UMCOR Malaria Control Program supports projects around the globe. This initiative includes community training on basic measures to prevent sickness, free or low cost medications and consultations to those who are ill or especially vulnerable to malaria, Indoor Residual Spraying, and providing insecticide-treated nets to pregnant women and families with young children. More
Nothing But Nets
Nothing But Nets is a United Methodist-endorsed program that is administered by the United Nations Foundation. It supplies insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets and training on how to use them. The United Nations Foundation uses its network established through the measles Project to distribute nets and training to communities in areas where malaria is endemic. For $10 a net and instruction on how to use it will be donated through the United Nations’ network.
Initiated in March 2006 by a Sports Illustrated magazine writer, working with the National basketball Association and the UN Foundation, Nothing But Nets began its work in Nigeria and has expanded to many other countries.
When US Annual Conferences and Churches contribute to Nothing But Nets programs in Sub-Sahara Africa, UMCOR is the agency that assists in the implementation of the net distribution programs. More