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A nurse at Lokolé United Methodist Hospital in Kindu, Congo, returns a child to his mother after a routine immunization session. The United Methodist Church’s hospitals and clinics are helping vaccinate thousands of children each year in the country. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UM News.

Church celebrates end of measles, Ebola outbreaks in Congo

United Methodist health centers in remote areas were key in helping to immunize children and end a measles epidemic that killed more than 7,000.
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Patients wait to be seen inside and outside a screening tent set up at Old Mutare Mission Hospital in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The United Methodist Church’s mission hospitals are using the tents to screen and isolate patients to help stop the spread of the coronavirus. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Pitching tents to fight coronavirus

Amid a global pandemic, tents are being used to fight the coronavirus at the church’s mission hospitals and to provide shelter after disasters.
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The Rev. John Makaniko (left) gathers in fellowship with teenage members from Hatfield United Methodist Church circuit in Harare, Zimbabwe. Makaniko said young people are not immune to the stress and anxiety of COVID-19. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UM News.

Pastors reveal emotional toll of COVID-19

Church leaders in Zimbabwe help counsel traumatized families, while also dealing with their own fears and anxiety amid pandemic.
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Dr. Glenn Roy V. Paraso (pictured in red) and other front-line workers are pictured outside United Methodist Mary Johnston Hospital in Manila, Philippines, in the early days of the coronavirus pandemic. Paraso contracted COVID-19 in August and was admitted to the hospital for a month. Photo courtesy of Dr. Glenn Roy V. Paraso.

Faith calms fears for Filipino COVID-19 survivors

United Methodist front-line workers and church leaders in the Philippines share survival stories after contracting the coronavirus, with most relying on faith to overcome fear and isolation.

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