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United Methodist Church Recognized as a Champion of Health

United Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton (right) is welcomed in KaminaUnited Methodist Church Recognized as a Champion of Health

by Melissa Hinnen
9/22/10: As the chair of the United Methodist Global Health Initiative, Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton spoke at the United Nations Champions of Health event.

 
Bishop Thomas Bickerton Speaks on Ending Malaria Deaths at U.N. Panel

United Nations emblemUnited Methodist Bishop Thomas Bickerton Speaks on Ending Malaria Deaths at U.N. Panel

by Leigh Rogers
9/22/10: United Methodist Women and the leader of Nothing But Nets were present for a panel discussion on malaria. 

 
Protecting Future Generations Against Malaria

More mothers throughout the Democratic Republic of Congo have tools and the knowledge they need to protect their families.Protecting Future Generations Against Malaria

by Judith Santiago
3/25/10: UnMawazo, 27, lives in a small village around Kamina in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). She gave birth to her first child a year after getting married. Over the following six years Mawazo had four miscarriages each preceded by a debilitating high fever, most likely caused by malaria.
 
Imagine Something More to End Malaria, Bishop Says

Nurse Christiana explains the importance of using bed nets to prevent malaria."Imagine Something More to End Malaria," Bishop Says

by Linda Bloom
10/17/08: Bishop Thomas Bickerton keeps a $10 bill handy to show how little money it takes to protect a family from malaria.

 
One Million Nets: A Promise Realized

Families with children each received a bed net to prevent malaria in Cote d'Ivoire.One Million Nets: A Promise Realized

by Michelle Scott, United Methodist Committee on Relief
11/12/08: Bishop Benjamin Boni and Bishop Janice Huie handed out the first of a million bed nets which prevent malaria - a top killer of children under five in Côte d'Ivoire.
 
Texas and Cote d'Ivoire Annual Conferences Join Forces to Fight Malaria
United Methodist Bishops Janice Riggle Huie and Benjamin Boni
United Methodist Committee on Relief
6/2/08: Saving lives with Nothing But Nets - and God's love. Read more ...
 
World Malaria Day: A History of Success, High Expectations for the Future

World Malaria Day is April 25World Malaria Day: A History of Success, High Expectations for the Future

By Michelle Scott
April 26, 2008: The first World Malaria Day, United Methodists celebrated our contributions to eradicating this disease.
 
World Health Leaders Share Updates at Malaria Forum

Bishop Felton E. May and Rev. Larry Hollon took part in the Malaria Forum at which worldwide health leaders shared the latest news in the fight against the disease.
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Source: United Methodist News Service

 
New Malaria Vaccine Offers Promise for Future

Vaccines save lives and cause controversy.

The report of safe vaccination that reduced malaria infection among infants in Mozambique brings cautious optimism to Bishop Felton E. May and the Rev. Larry Hollon. Read more ...
Source: GBGM Press Releases
 
Nothing But Nets Campaign Gets $3 Million Challenge Grant
January 5, 2007
The Nothing But Nets campaign will receive a $3 million challenge grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the purchase and distribution of insecticide-treated mosquito bed nets to prevent malaria among children and families in Africa. Read more ...
Source: GBGM Press Releases
 
United Methodist Anti-Malaria Work Recognized at White House Summit
December 15, 2006
The commitment of The United Methodist Church to the eradication of malaria was recognized at a December 14 forum hosted by President and Mrs. George W. Bush. The Rev. R. Randy Day was among those invited to the White House Summit on Malaria. The New York Times called the gathering "the Who's Who" of the global opponents of malaria. Read more ...
Source: GBGM Press Releases
 
Malaria, Poverty Kill Children in Angola

October 6, 2006
At 3:50 p.m. on Sept. 25, 8-month-old Domingos Antonic died. Malaria and poverty killed him. A $10 mosquito net might have saved his life. A clean neighborhood sprayed with pesticide surely would have.  Read more ...
Source: United Methodist News Service

 
Angolan Children Die Without Pediatric Surgeon
October 6, 2006
Sitting on the couch in the living room of Bishop Jose and Dr. Laurinda Vidal Quipungo, the Rev. R. Randy Day listens closely as the couple describe the needs in their country. Dr. Quipungo softly starts talking about a child that had died of complications from malaria the day before. She says the child's death was complicated by the need to give him a blood transfusion and oxygen. Read more ...
Source: United Methodist News Service
 
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