Area of Focus:
Malaria, HIV/AIDS, and tuberculosis are deadly diseases that too often take the lives of a disproportionate number of people living in poverty. Through ministries that prevent and treat these and other diseases of poverty, many thousands of lives are being saved worldwide.
Global Ministries combats preventable diseases of poverty worldwide through innovative programs that strengthen Methodist hospitals in many countries in Africa, Latin America, and the Philippines. It also distributes resources through programs such as the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM), and the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund, and partners with United Methodist Communications on the “Imagine No Malaria” campaign to stamp out malaria in parts of Africa. The United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) and UMW are committed to addressing issues of health and long-term recovery in Haiti and other countries around the world.
By equipping and supporting medical missionaries, local doctors, and community health programs, Global Ministries is working to increase the ability of all people to have access to primary healthcare around the world.
What you can do today:
- Learn more about congregational health ministries and global health programs. (umcorhealth.org)
- Volunteer on a mission health team—you don’t have to be a doctor or nurse to help. (umvim.org)
- Support and promote the Global Health Initiative of The United Methodist Church. (advancinghope.org)
Many diseases can be easily prevented; education, access to clean water, and bed nets make a difference in thousands of lives.
United Methodists are improving health around the world from basic hygiene to battling the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Global Health (PDF, 7 pp, 2060 K)
Malaria and HIV/AIDS top the list of preventable diseases United Methodist mission aims to eradicate.