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Bibiche Ohanga, right, learns to sew at the Mama Lynn Center, a United Methodist sanctuary for sexual violence survivors in Kindu, Congo. Ohanga received a scholarship from The United Methodist Church to attend the Higher Institute of Nursing Sciences in Kindu. Photo by Judith Osongo Yanga, UMNS.

Church provides scholarships for rape survivors

Through the Congo Women Arise partnership, East Congo Episcopal Area empowers young women and girls by helping them continue their education.
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Staff at United Methodist Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone, act out a skit at the hospital after the dedication of a new surgery wing. The performance told the story of a pregnant woman who lost her first three children at birth. Thanks to the new surgical center, she was able to give birth to a healthy baby girl via cesarean section. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

United Methodist hospital gets lifesaving surgical wing

A new $140,000 surgery center at United Methodist Mercy Hospital in Bo, Sierra Leone, will allow doctors to perform complex medical procedures, including cesarean sections.
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The Rev. Ndjela Shango Paul, director of the department of Christian education, listens as the Rev. Kalema Tambwe, South Kindu District superintendent, speaks during the opening of The United Methodist Church’s annual health council in December. During the gathering, the church decided to double its efforts in the fight against Ebola. Photo by Chadrack Tambwe Londe, UMNS.

Redoubling efforts to fight Ebola epidemic

Since August 2018, Ebola has claimed more than 400 lives in the Congo, and United Methodists are striving to make a difference.