Liberia Episcopal Area

Mission and Ministry
Workers with the church’s Department of Community Services load supplies onto a vehicle to deliver to rural Liberia. The food relief — supported by UMCOR and other global partners — is part of the efforts of The United Methodist Church’s Anti COVID-19 Taskforce. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Food relief helps in Liberia’s COVID-19 fight

UMCOR and other church partners provide support to church’s Anti COVID-19 Taskforce as country sees spike in cases.
Local Church
Tariro Chinofura of the Gaberone United Methodist Church health committee checks the temperature of a church member before the first post-lockdown worship service May 31 in Gaberone, Botswana. The country lifted the ban on religious gatherings but issued health guidelines targeted at fighting the coronavirus pandemic. Photo by David Mandiyanike, Gaberone United Methodist Church.

African churches begin to reopen

As countries ease lockdown restrictions, in-person services resume for some, while others proceed with caution.
Mission and Ministry
Dr. Daniel Ahui (left), a specialist in infectious and tropical diseases and director of Dabou United Methodist Hospital in Dabou, Côte d'Ivoire, trains pharmacy and laboratory staff on how to deal with suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases. Although there are no cases of the coronavirus in this city yet, the hospital is taking steps to avoid being caught off guard. Photo by Isaac Broune, UM News.

Church hospitals race to prepare for the coronavirus

United Methodist hospitals in Africa and the Philippines gear up to treat patients with COVID-19, including setting up isolation areas and gathering protective gear.
Local Church
Participants observe the new rules of social distancing at the launch of The United Methodist Church’s Anti COVID-19 Campaign and Taskforce in Sinkor, Liberia, outside Monrovia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

United Methodists fight COVID-19 around the globe

Communicators for The United Methodist Church in Africa and the Philippines share what the church is doing in their regions to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus.

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