Health Ministries

Global Health
Dr. Eliot Chikati (left) and Dr. Tongai Chitsamatanga visit with Portia after a surgery for burn complications at Cure Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe. Chitsamatanga, a pediatric orthopaedic surgeon, is one of two top surgeons from Zimbabwe who are United Methodists. Photo by Cure Zimbabwe, UM News.

United Methodists enrich health care in Africa

Two of the foremost cardiothoracic and pediatric orthopedic surgeons from Zimbabwe are active United Methodists.
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.
Pastor Tim Jackson serves Holy Communion at Magnolia Avenue United Methodist Church in Knoxville, Tenn. Photo by Mike DuBose, UM News.

Knoxville church banks on outreach

Magnolia Avenue United Methodist focuses on community outreach as its new pastor fights to revive the once-thriving church, which shut down after its building was condemned.
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.

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