Global Health

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Health workers vaccinate Francia Nolasco, 78, against COVID-19 at her home in Marikina, Metro Manila, Philippines. The United Methodist Board of Church and Society in the Philippines is calling on the government to provide coherent direction in addressing the pandemic crisis. Photo by Eloisa Lopez, Reuters.

Church leaders urge stronger pandemic response

Encouraging compassion, Philippines church and society board calls on government to enforce quarantine rules, offer mass COVID-19 testing and provide coherent direction.
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A man runs past the burning funeral pyres of people who died from COVID-19, during a mass cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, India. The escalating crisis in India will be addressed by The United Methodist Church through grants to entities there who have been partners in the past. Photo by Adnan Abidi, Reuters.

Grants go to fight COVID-19 in India

The escalating COVID-19 crisis in India will be addressed by The United Methodist Church through grants to entities there who have been partners in the past.
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The Rev. Donna Pewo (right),  director of connectional ministries for the Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference, distributes masks, gloves, hats and blankets to the children at Petarsy United Methodist Church near Lawton, Okla. The National Network of Korean United Methodist Women connected with the OIMC to offer support during the global pandemic by providing clothing items, hand sanitizer, water bottles and 6,000 cloth masks. Photo by Ginny Underwood.

Korean, Native faithful join to fight virus

National Network of Korean United Methodist Women members share necessities, masks and $8,000, and Oklahoma Indian Missionary Conference churches host vaccination clinics.
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Maina, a 4-year-old who was abandoned, carries cooking oil and a mask received from the Homeless Compassion Ministry, an initiative of the Nairobi District of The United Methodist Church. The COVID-19 pandemic has created additional challenges for women and children living on the streets in Nairobi, Kenya. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Homeless ministry offers compassion in Kenyan slums

Along with receiving shelter, food, clothing and medical attention, vulnerable children and youth find love and understanding.

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