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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.

Healthy Youth USA

Charles Sharper and Kayla Toliver share about the Healthy Youth USA Foundation, promoting youth development through after school programming, sports, recreation and other activities. Through the provision of a $99,616.00 grant, the Global Health Unit was able to provide scholarships for 38-50 childr ...

No longer a generation of anguish but a generation of hope

The United Methodist Health Board in Zambia joined local partners in Kitwe to organize and commemorate World AIDS Day 2019, “Communities making a difference, pressing toward ending AIDS.” The public celebration encouraged the public to get tested, know their status, and fight the stigma associated w ...

Partnering for abundant health across Nigeria

In Nigeria, United Methodist health facilities in rural areas have been working to improve their outreach into the communities they serve, building a strong, integrated health system that families and individuals can trust.

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.