Dec. 3, 2018—Today, the International Day of People with Disabilities, Global Ministries joins with organizations around the world to promote awareness of the challenges people with disabilities face, and the responsibility that communities and the church have to remove barriers to social inclusion. The World Health Organization estimates that approximately 1 billion people, or 10 percent of the world’s population, live with a disability.
Mary Johnston Hospital, Manila, Philippines, provides HIV prevention, testing and access to care.
As water projects improve health, they also contribute to economic development and productivity of the entire community.
The United Methodist Church’s Abundant Health Initiative promotes physical, emotional and spiritual well-being for all. Global Ministries’ Global Health Unit aims to create abundant health in economically vulnerable communities, in this case, by protecting mothers and their small children.
BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka – A $3 mosquito net can mean the difference between life and death for people in Sri Lanka. However, that amount equals three days’ wages for many. Thanks to a local nonprofit and financial support from Global Ministries, families have hope for survival.
LAKE ATITLÁN, Guatemala—Whether she gave birth at home or in a hospital, Michaela Mendoza Chaves had extreme difficulties delivering all three of her children.
“Focusing on our health benefits us in many different ways,” says Marie C. King, of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Nashville, Tennessee. “If we’re not healthy enough to get out and walk, we’re not healthy enough to come to worship … or to be involved in the community and socialize with each other.”
Only at the United Methodist Day of Health will you find a hula hoop circus artist, United Methodist clergy, and other health enthusiasts gathered in one room.
Jose Miranda and his family lived in a neighborhood where drugs were very easy to access. Both of his parents were heavy drinkers and had difficulty holding jobs. Continue reading
Global Ministries partner, Medical Teams International, diagnosed baby Brenda with severe malnutrition and malaria and intervened to provide medicine and nutritional supplements. Continue reading
Maria Santos Baquiax, a young married mother of two, lives in the Santa Apolonia area of Guatemala. Continue reading
Through the Abundant Health initiative, Acción Medica Cristiana (AMC) and Global Ministries are working together to ensure safe, healthy births in Nicaragua through leadership training for midwives in local communities. Continue reading
This World AIDS Day, Global Ministries joins the fight to end the negative impact of HIV.
“Before the training, I tried to conduct health education sessions, but I felt uncomfortable.” Continue reading
While making strides in recent years, the maternal and infant mortality rates in Mozambique are still among the highest in the world. Continue reading
For many years, women in the rural areas around Cambine have lacked access to quality prenatal, delivery, and postnatal care services, and even care for their newborns. Through the newly upgraded United Methodist Church Maternal and Child Clinic, these needs are now being addressed.
Ohio is ranked the third-worst state for food insecurity in the United States, with a significant increase since 2012 (from 6.4 percent to 7.5 percent). The United Methodist Church for All People is rising up to meet the needs of its community.