Social Concerns
Anna Lakeh, 90, of the Gompa District, attends a free annual health screening organized by The United Methodist Church in Liberia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UMNS.

Seniors seek increased attention from church in Liberia

Free annual exams are not adequate for older adults whose conditions may deteriorate over a year, advocates say.
Mission and Ministry
Disabled children test out five of the wheelchairs distributed by Raphael Bareyi (in background) in Stoneridge, Zimbabwe. The children are Tanaka Jokonia, Rodrick Ngwaru, Tsitsi Dzengu, Natasha Dziva, Kerry Musana. Standing to the right is Rachel Kaziti Madzana. Photo by Chenayi Kumuterera, UMNS.

United Methodist focuses on others with disabilities

Over the past five years, Raphael Bareyi has helped distribute more than 100 wheelchairs in impoverished communities throughout Zimbabwe.
Mission and Ministry
Members and guests of Malhangalene United Methodist Church exercise in Peace Plaza in Maputo, Mozambique, during a citizenship and health fair offered by the church and the city government. Photo by Joao Filimone Sambo, UMNS.

Church helps people obtain IDs in Mozambique

Working with municipal government, United Methodists reach out through health fair to provide ID cards, medical screenings and more.
Global Health
Dr. Marie Claire Manafundu (left rear) trains women on how to prevent the spread of Ebola during a class at Ibanda United Methodist Church in Bukavu, Congo. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UMNS.

Ebola outbreak rages on in eastern Congo

Church ramps up efforts to educate faithful about hygiene measures to prevent and combat the epidemic, while U.N. condemns attacks by armed groups.

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