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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. The work focuses on risk factors, such as poor diet, substance abuse, inactivity and stress, which are responsible for many diseases, including heart problems, diabetes, cancer and pulmonary illness. The U.S. health ministry provides resources and support for persons with disabilities and persons who are deaf or hard of hearing. The program also supports grants for capacity building and training for health ministries, as well as supporting the start-up or expansion of congregational health ministries.

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. 


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.