Women and Children

Global Health
A resident of the Soweto slum in Nairobi, Kenya, awaits a COVID-19 shot at Kayole St. John’s United Methodist Church. Through a joint effort by Christian, Hindu and Muslim faith groups in Kenya, more than 1,000 people have received vaccinations since December 2021.Transportation services are also offered to people who live far from the vaccination sites. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Kenyan churches help with COVID-19 vaccinations

Joint effort by Christian, Hindu and Muslim faith groups results in more than 1,000 people receiving vaccinations.
Social Concerns
Perpetual Makadzange talks to her three children, (from left) 6-year-old Tizzelyn, 7-year-old Tanatswa and 12-year-old Tsepang, at their home in Zimunya, Zimbabwe. The United Methodist schools that the children attend remain closed to stop the spread of the coronavirus. Photo by Kudzai Chingwe, UM News .

Pandemic leads more girls to early marriages

United Methodist schools in Zimbabwe see more early marriages, other risky behavior as schools remain closed amid COVID-19.
Global Health
Alice Wasilwa, a registered nurse and maternity clinic manager, attends to a mother and her child during a consultation session at Kopanga Methodist Health Center in Kopanga, Kenya. The United Methodist clinic serves an estimated 1,000 patients per month, providing maternity services including pre- and post-natal care. Photo by Gad Maiga, UM News.

Church clinic offers lifeline to impoverished community

Many women travel long distances to access maternity care at United Methodist health center, which also has been designated as an anti-retroviral clinic for HIV patients.
Global Health
United Methodist Bishop Mande Muyombo, left, Dr. Graciela Salvador Davila, director of Global Health for the United Methodist Board of Global Ministries, and Haut-Lomami Governor Marcel Lenge Masangu Mpoyo celebrate renovations and upgrades at United Methodist Lupandilo Hospital and Shungu Clinic in Kamina, Congo. Photo by Betty Kazadi Musau, UM News.

Maternal care improves at church hospitals in Congo

Rehabilitated hospital, health clinic in North Katanga Conference receive ultrasound machines, incubators, new beds and wheelchairs.

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