East Congo tribes of pygmies face discrimination

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A cattle dip tank in the village of Nyamacheni, built with funding from Norwegian United Methodists, is saving cattle in Gokwe, Zimbabwe. A dip tank is a plunge bath designed to immerse livestock in water with pesticides in order to kill ticks. Photo by Everisto Gumbo.

Cattle dip tank revitalizes village

Funded by the Chabadza partnership between The United Methodist Church in Norway and Zimbabwe, the dip tank has brought hope to villagers whose cattle were previously wiped out by tick-borne diseases.
Social Concerns
Silvia Munjoma, vice chairwoman for St. John’s Church and Society committee, helps unload donations for inmates at Mutare Provisional Remand Prison in Zimbabwe. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UMNS.

Church helps with prison food shortage

The United Methodist Church’s St. John’s Circuit in Zimbabwe donates $14,000 worth of food and other supplies as prisons struggle to feed inmates amid country’s economic crisis.
Mission and Ministry
“Baby Betty” is one of United Methodist Mercy Hospital’s success stories. Mohamed Khadar, the hospital’s outreach manager, says the child was severely malnourished and sick with pneumonia when she was first seen at the clinic but is now healthy. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Bo hospital reaches out to Sierra Leone's poorest

United Methodist Mercy Hospital's outreach program targets remote communities where health care availability and ability to pay are a challenge.