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Imagine No Malaria

In 2008, The United Methodist Church (UMC) as a denomination committed to join the global fight against malaria, embarking upon a $75,000,000 “Imagine No Malaria” fundraising campaign. To date, The Global Fund has received over $9.6 million in payment from this campaign. UMCOR has directly implemented over $6 million for malaria programming.
As the humanitarian arm of The United Methodist Church, Global Ministries is called to cultivate partnerships and implement malaria control programs across Africa.


The INM program currently partners with:
- United Nations Foundation/Nothing but Nets.
- Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
- The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
- UMC Central Conferences in Africa.
- United Methodist Church General Agencies (UMCOM, Global Ministries, GBHEM, GBCS, etc.).
- UMC Annual Conferences and congregations.
- UMC hospitals, clinics, health programs, and community health workers in Africa.

INM campaign and program

The INM fundraising campaign is governed by an Executive Steering Committee, which is executed from the United Methodist Communications (UMCOM) offices, in Nashville, Tennessee. Rev. Gary Henderson, Executive Director of the Global Health Initiative, oversees the Campaign team at UMCOM. The Global Health Unit is charged with managing the INM program design, implementation, and expenditure within Africa.

Fighting Malaria through Health Boards

The Global Health Unit’s focus is to leverage health systems, partnerships and resources in Africa in order to decrease mortality and morbidity caused by malaria. One way Global Ministries is doing this is by developing and building capacity of Health Board structures in UMC Annual Conferences across Africa. Such structures enable local communities to develop strategic plans and propose integrated solutions to end malaria and other preventable diseases. Health Boards are vital in implementing and growing the national health strategies in the Annual Conferences, which includes malaria control. Currently, there are 13 health boards trained in 16 countries.

Grant Opportunities

The Imagine No Malaria program currently provides grants to UMC Health Boards and UMC-affiliated structures in Africa. The grants are to implement education, prevention and treatment programs for affected communities; revitalizing health facilities; supporting hospital and health care human resource development.
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For additional resources about malaria, visit Imagine No Malaria.
For information on the Imagine No Malaria program, please contact
Gifts to this program via Advance #3021190 can make a big difference.

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