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A worshipper's temperature is taken before he is allowed into the worship service July 19, 2020, at Charles Davies United Methodist Church in western Freetown, Sierra Leone. On Aug. 16, a ban on congregational worship was lifted in the country, but churches must adhere to guidelines, including the use of face masks, social distancing and limiting services to 90 minutes. File photo by Phileas Jusu, UM News.

Despite Ebola lessons, COVID-19 challenges Africans

The more contagious delta variant, vaccine availability and skepticism are among the obstacles facing health officials and United Methodists in Africa.
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Roselyne Oyosa, a pastor at Huruma United Methodist Church in Nairobi, Kenya, prays for Agnes Nekesa at her house in the Huruma slums in Nairobi. Nekesa is battling breast cancer. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Nairobi church offers home care, hope to sick

Huruma United Methodist Church reaches out with a bereavement ministry, fitness and running groups, and a health-and-wellness program for more than 15 cancer patients in the Mathare Valley slums.
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Emilia Benhilda Marembo weighs a baby at the Dindi United Methodist Clinic in Murewa, Zimbabwe. The rural clinic is an outreach of Nyadire United Methodist Hospital  Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News.

TNC celebrates 15 years of sharing God’s love

Partnership that began with Volunteers in Mission team from Pennsylvania enriches lives in northeastern Zimbabwe.
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Ashlee Hand receives a COVID-19 vaccination from EMT Archie Coble during a clinic at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Charlotte, N.C., in April. Health experts say many people trust their faith leaders to address their concerns about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

Churches have role in overcoming vaccine hesitancy

People mistrustful of other institutions may still trust their faith leaders to address their concerns about getting a COVID-19 vaccination.

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