North Katanga Episcopal Area

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.
Global Health
Members of the Bana Ba Zəmanədə choir from the North Katanga Conference sing during a gathering to share information about how to combat COVID-19 in rural areas of Congo. Photo by the Rev. Betty Kazadi Musau, UM News.

Addressing COVID-19 misinformation in rural Congo

Five hundred clergy and laity from isolated areas in Democratic Republic of Congo gathered to share stories and gain information.
Bishop Gregory V. Palmer (left) of the Ohio West Area and the Rev. James Boye-Caulker of Sierra Leone bless the elements of Holy Communion during closing worship for the Africa Comprehensive Plan meeting in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Photo by Phileas Jusu, UMNS.

Church leaders study placement of new African bishops

Church leaders consider data on church growth, clergy and geographic area in debating where to put five new African bishops.
General Church
Bishop Mande Muyombo. Photo by Kathleen Barry, United Methodist Communications

Muyombo elected bishop in Congo

The executive director for the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries was the fourth and final bishop elected at the Central Congo Conference.

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