Global Health

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Dr. Eliot Chikati (left) and Dr. Tongai Chitsamatanga visit with Portia after a surgery for burn complications at Cure Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe. Chitsamatanga, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, is one of two top surgeons from Zimbabwe who are United Methodists. Photo by Cure Zimbabwe, UM News.

United Methodists enrich health care in Africa

Two of the foremost cardiothoracic and pediatric orthopedic surgeons from Zimbabwe are active United Methodists.
Global Health
Dr. David Boan. Photo courtesy of the author.

Pandemic not over, church must stay engaged

Even when the pandemic ends, its consequences will continue for decades, especially among the most vulnerable children.
Global Health
A student from the Methodist Student Network — the United Methodist campus ministry at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., — examines a patient. The MSN has served more than 10,000 people though their mobile optometry clinic run with a supporting optometrist. Photo courtesy of Methodist Student Network.

University students lead eye clinic in Ecuador

Students from the Methodist Student Network — a campus ministry at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C., — have served more than 10,000 people though their mobile optometry clinic run with a supporting optometrist. The South Carolina United Methodist Advocate has the story.
Mission and Ministry
Farmers harvest rice in Pujehun, southern Sierra Leone in January. The farm is part of the Bishop Yambasu Agriculture Initiative, named in honor of late Bishop John K. Yambasu. During its virtual spring meeting, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries approved $3.5 million to support the program’s agricultural projects. File photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

More church support for African agriculture

During a virtual meeting of United Methodist Global Ministries, church leaders voted to continue supporting the Bishop Yambasu Agricultural Initiative and other long-term priorities, such as global health, disaster response and migrant workers.

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