Health Ministries

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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.
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Sierra Leone Area Bishop John Yambasu (center, pink clerical shirt) leads a dedication service in front of the new surgery facility at the Lowell and Ruth Gess United Methodist Eye Hospital in eastern Freetown, Sierra Leone. He is joined by Dr. Lowell Gess (to his right), who started the medical center as Kissy Eye Clinic during his missionary years there. Gess spent 58 of his missionary years in Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Sierra Leone church expands eye care services

A new state-of-the art surgical facility will allow a United Methodist eye clinic to provide treatment for retinal tears and other eye problems that couldn’t previously be treated in Sierra Leone.
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Dr. Albert Akhidenor treats a patient during a training program for community health workers in Bambur, Nigeria. Akhidenor is founder and CEO of the Community Oral Health Initiative, a nonprofit that aims to improve oral health in communities that don’t have access to dental care. Photo by Richard Fidelis, UM News.

Church helps bring dental care to remote villages in Nigeria

The United Methodist Church in Nigeria is training community health workers to perform urgent-care dentistry.
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United Methodists from Majengo United Methodist Church in Goma, Congo, wash their hands before a briefing and day of prayer with the Goma District superintendent. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

United Methodists react to Ebola death in Goma

United Methodist leaders are warning of the dangers of Ebola and urging everyone to be diligent about hand-washing and avoiding contact with ill people.

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