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Better Community Development’s substance-abuse treatment programs seek abundant life for all

By Michelle Okabayashi* Pulaski County, home to Arkansas’ capital city of Little Rock, has higher rates of inhalant drug abuse (including crack cocaine and methamphetamines) than the rest of the state, with only 21.4 percent of the people in the county who need drug abuse treatment receiving it. The Global Health Unit of Global Ministries is […]

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Ghana teen’s recovery illustrates power of Imagine No Malaria

What will prevent a poor rural child from dying of malaria? Nutrition? Education? A clean environment? A responsive health system?

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Tackling Mental Health in Iowa

Finding people who cared was easy. Figuring out what to do was another story.

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Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality

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 […]

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Sharing the facts about HIV/AIDS teaches, inspires and helps

Mary Johnston Hospital, Manila, Philippines, provides HIV prevention, testing and access to care.

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Global Health and Ministry with the Poor: ZIP Code Connection transforms lives

When Wendy Bergeron gained custody of six of her grandchildren, now ages 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8, the Clarksville, Texas, woman faced enormous challenges.

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Creating 1 million healthier children, one kid at a time

Marie Ngombe’s healthy newborn is one in a million.

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Ohio congregation partners to support Zambia water wells

As water projects improve health, they also contribute to economic development and productivity of the entire community.

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Local church converting shipping containers into medical clinics for Cambodia

By  Jim Beam from American Press Motorists traveling along Country Club Road who have seen the “Doc in a Box” banner and two seagoing containers in front of St. Luke-Simpson United Methodist Church have to be wondering what it’s all about.

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Beyond The End Of The Road: Providing Health Services To Marginalized Rural Populations

When Jean Shailunga of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) contracted cholera, he was more fortunate than many of his neighbors in the rural community of the North Katanga Province. The change-maker for Shailunga was the 16-day cholera treatment he received at a Kizanga United Methodist health center. Health facilities in North Katanga are few […]

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Five ways Abundant Health supports breastfeeding around the world

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.

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Abundant Health celebrates healthy living in Philippines

By Gladys P. Mangidoyos* Talking about health and wholeness is essential. Doing something about it is even more important, United Methodists meeting in Manila, Philippines, learned recently.

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Hulapalooza in Rio Bravo, Mexico

Manos Juntas operates under a strong guiding vision: to serve people and communities with a Christian heart, empowering them to overcome the challenges that prevent them from attaining a better standard of living.

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A valuable gift of nets and fish

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.

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Hulapalooza and the New York Annual Conference

In April almost 200 people from more than 30 churches participated in the New York Annual Conference Hulapalooza at Mt. Vernon First UMC! The event boasted “joy-filled” worship, resource tables, several workshops and many activities for people of all ages. Healthy and delicious snacks kept them moving and concluded the Hulapalooza event that was both […]

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Celebrating bold, resilient women

Global Ministries is inspired by bold, resilient women and stories of how they have overcome great challenges through Abundant Health-funded projects. They are a part of the effort to end the cycle of poverty.

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Empowering indigenous communities for mother and child health

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.

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Embracing hula-hoops and healthy living for all

To celebrate World Health Day on April 7, 2018, the Abundant Health initiative of The United Methodist Church launched Hulapalooza. Churches in New York, South Carolina, and Zimbabwe participated in this exciting, new health event.

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