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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. The program uses the framework of the World Health Organization’s six health system strengthening building blocks to prioritize work, which is part of a larger strategy to increase community-based health education and development.

  • Improve and sustain human resources in health.
  • Encourage appropriate use of medicines and technologies.
  • Facilitate the establishment of sustainable financing systems and improved affordability of health services.
  • Support use of information systems to support evidence-based decision making.
  • Boost leadership and governance, including empowerment and accountability, in health service planning, delivery and evaluation.
  • Strengthen the physical infrastructure, operational capacity and sustainability of health facilities.

Health ministries around the world

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


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.

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.