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Global Ministries’ vision of abundant health for all focuses on efforts to promote physical, emotional and spiritual well-being through programs in the United States and overseas. Global Health programs focus on assisting economically vulnerable communities to protect children and disadvantaged adults from preventable causes of death and disease. To do this, Global Ministries partners with thousands of communities and health workers through community-based health programs and provides support to more than 300 United Methodist hospitals and clinics. Global Ministries is also the lead agency for the UMC’s Abundant Health Initiative so it strives to prioritize programs that meet the needs of the marginalized.

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News and stories | The impact of Global Health

Creating holistic and healthy communities is at the core of our work in global health. Every day we work with partners to secure abundant health for all, bolster health systems and create sustainable health solutions in economically vulnerable communities. Learn more about our work in global health through the impact stories below.

Korean hospital ships 10,000 face masks for distribution to former missionaries

Severance Hospital in Seoul ships 10,000 face masks to Global Ministries for distribution to former missionaries to help in fight against COVID-19.

Partners work together for asylum seekers

A Justice For Our Neighbors and Church World Service partnership funded by UMCOR is up and running with asylum cases lining up. With COVID-19 job loss and no hope of receiving anything from the U.S. government, migrants who fear to return home have few options to turn to for help.

In trying times, churches extend their reach

UMCOR has awarded $1.56 million to help vulnerable communities cope with the COVID-19 pandemic. These grants enable churches to respond to issues of food insecurity, sanitation and hygiene, and other financial needs.

Health ministries around the world

Global health efforts are diverse in both approach and regional application. Learn more about the different ways our global health partners create interdisciplinary solutions to rejuvenate the mind, body and spirit. 

HIV and 
AIDS

Global Ministries and UMCOR mobilizes and appropriates funding to support projects around the world that prevent the spread of HIV, provide care with those living with HIV/AIDS and improve access to testing and treatment.


Health Systems Strengthening

Using the framework of the World Health Organization's six health system strengthening building blocks, Global Ministries works to improve the quality of health service and increase access to health care in low-resource settings through United Methodist health networks.

Imagine No
Malaria

The Imagine No Malaria program aims to reduce the number of deaths and illnesses caused by malaria in African communities through comprehensive, community-based malaria programs and quality health services through United Methodist-affiliated health centers.


Health in the
United States

In the United States, Global Ministries’ health programs promote and provide resources for the establishment of health ministries in local congregations, especially through a network of faith-community nurses and health advocates.