Health

Mission and Ministry
Expectant mothers give Bishop Eben K. Nhiwatiwa a tour of the vegetable garden they are tending at the Old Mutare Mission Hospital in Mutare, Zimbabwe. The garden provides nutrition, exercise and an opportunity to learn skills they can use when they return home after delivering their babies. From left are: Resistance Maphosa, Marvellous Chimbidzikai and Sophia Chindondondo. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Hospital garden sows healthy care for expectant mothers

Old Mutare Mission Hospital now has a garden tended to by expectant mothers. The garden provides nutrition, exercise and an opportunity to learn skills they can use when they return home.
Mission and Ministry
Megan Klingler, with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries’ Global Health unit, visits a health checkpoint set up to treat cholera patients outside Majengo Health Center, a United Methodist hospital in Goma, Congo. Photo By Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Cholera concerns grow in East Congo

Amid the Ebola outbreak, church adds cholera education to public awareness campaign as cases increase in North and South Kivu.
Mission and Ministry
Megan Klingler greets United Methodists after arriving in Goma, Congo, Aug. 20. The Montana nurse, who works with the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries’ Global Health unit, will visit six cities during her three-week trip to conduct training sessions to help stop the spread of Ebola. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Ebola spreads to area with strong United Methodist ties

Bishop Unda urges church members in East Congo not to panic, vows to continue church’s awareness campaign.
Social Concerns
Motorists line up to purchase fuel in Harare, Zimbabwe. Power shortages in the country are affecting United Methodist hospitals, schools and churches. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Energy crisis takes toll on Zimbabwe church

Daily power outages are affecting The United Methodist Church and its related ministries, including hospitals and schools.

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