Global Ministries

The United Methodist Church

Connecting the Church in Mission


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Program goal:
The Global Health HIV program works to mobilize and appropriate funding to support projects around the globe that prevent the spread of HIV, provide care to those living with HIV/AIDS, and improve access to testing and treatment. Our work also helps increase the capacity of communities to respond to HIV/AIDS and combat stigma around the world. We work in partnership with the United Methodist Global AIDS Fund.

Funding priorities: We prioritize projects that address:

  • prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV;
  • prevention of HIV in young people and high-risk populations;
  • access to HIV counseling, testing, and treatment services;
  • stigma reduction; and
  • psychosocial support to people living with HIV.

    Gifts to this program via Advance #982345 can make a significant difference.

    Current Projects: The Global Health HIV program currently provides technical support and funding to projects in Sierra Leone, Central China, the Philippines, Zambia, Zimbabwe. Learn more.

    Losing fear in Central Nigeria

    “HIV is a big problem here. We strongly encourage every pregnant woman to attend prenatal care and to receive HIV counseling and testing. When everyone is being tested people are not so afraid of discrimination.”

    Joyce Madanga, coordinator for UMC Nigeria’s Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Program

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    Global Health Programs

    Abundant Health
    Health Systems Strengthening
    Imagine No Malaria
    Maternal Newborn and Child Health
    US Health Programs


    Mission Perspectives: Through the Eyes of an HIV/AIDS Program Field Officer
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    Contact Information

    Kathy Griffith
    Program Manager, Maternal, Newborn and Child Health