Bishop Hope Morgan Ward: Responding to the Ebola Crisis

Bishop Hope Morgan Ward describes the unique role of The United Methodist Church in responding to the Ebola crisis that started in June 2014 in West Africa.

Learn more about the crisis and what you can do visit: Gifts to UMCOR International Disaster Response Advance #982450 will enable UMCOR’s response to the Ebola crisis and other emergencies.

Hope Morgan Ward is the Resident Bishop of the North Carolina Conference of The United Methodist Church.

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Global Health
Nurse Leonard Shako (left) and Dr. Djimmy Kasongo, director of United Methodist Irambo Health Center in Bukavu, Congo, were among a group of United Methodist health workers who gathered in February to discuss the Ebola epidemic and ways to make prevention efforts more effective. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

United Methodist caregivers reflect on Ebola

Doctors and nurses at United Methodist hospitals gathered to look for ways to make prevention efforts more effective as the outbreak showed signs of slowing.
General Church
The Rev. Gary Graves addresses the 2020 pre-General Conference Briefing in Nashville, Tenn. Graves was part of a meeting that discussed plans for late-arriving legislation and difficulties with delegates receiving needed visas. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Plans for late-arriving GC2020 legislation

The group that organizes General Conference also received an update on challenges that U.S. actions are presenting in getting visas for delegates.
Mission and Ministry
Megan Klingler, who works with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries’ Global Health unit, and Dr. Marie Claire Manafundu, program officer of the Maternal and Child Health Program in Eastern Congo, visit with children at Irambo Hospital in Bukavu. Klingler visited six cities in the country during a three-week trip to conduct training sessions to help stop the spread of Ebola. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Ebola training well received in Congo

Megan Klingler with the United Methodist Board Global Ministries’ Global Health unit said she is pleased with the progress made during her three-week visit.