Health

Mission and Ministry
Farmers harvest rice in Pujehun, southern Sierra Leone in January. The farm is part of the Bishop Yambasu Agriculture Initiative, named in honor of late Bishop John K. Yambasu. During its virtual spring meeting, the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries approved $3.5 million to support the program’s agricultural projects. File photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

More church support for African agriculture

During a virtual meeting of United Methodist Global Ministries, church leaders voted to continue supporting the Bishop Yambasu Agricultural Initiative and other long-term priorities, such as global health, disaster response and migrant workers.
Global Health
Dr. Patrick Kilunji, director of United Methodist Shungu Clinic in Kamina, Congo, shows a pregnant woman how to take her own blood pressure at the clinic. In partnership with Harper Hill Global and other organizations, the clinic and North Katanga Episcopal Area are helping educate people in rural villages about hypertension and the risks for pregnant women. Photo by the Rev. Betty Kazadi Musau, UM News.

Hypertension campaign saves lives in Congo

A partnership among the North Katanga United Methodist Church, Harper Hill Global and others provides lifesaving information on how risky high blood pressure can be for pregnant women.
Mission and Ministry
Tapiwanashe Nhunhama helps lead worship at Cranborne United Methodist Church in Harare, Zimbabwe, during a program to help support people living with albinism. The United Methodist Church’s Harare East District in partnership with the Johnstown District in the Western Pennsylvania Conference gave gifts of sunscreen, hats and food to people living with the condition. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

Zimbabweans with albinism ‘feel remembered, loved’

Through a partnership between The United Methodist Church’s Harare East District and the Western Pennsylvania Conference, 73 Zimbabweans living with albinism recently received sunscreen, hats and food baskets.
Global Health
A resident of the Soweto slum in Nairobi, Kenya, awaits a COVID-19 shot at Kayole St. John’s United Methodist Church. Through a joint effort by Christian, Hindu and Muslim faith groups in Kenya, more than 1,000 people have received vaccinations since December 2021.Transportation services are also offered to people who live far from the vaccination sites. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Kenyan churches help with COVID-19 vaccinations

Joint effort by Christian, Hindu and Muslim faith groups results in more than 1,000 people receiving vaccinations.

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