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Women and children are often the ones left most vulnerable in times of crisis and in communities that struggle with poverty. Global Ministries strives to improve access to quality prenatal, delivery and postnatal services for women, and to provide access to essential health care for children under 5 years old. Global Ministries works to improve the quality of health services provided in rural communities by building the capacity of local health professionals and equipping health facilities to deliver essential care, as well as to increase the demand for maternal and child health services through community education and engagement.

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The Impact of Women and Children

COVID-19 prevention in East Angola

The Rev. Dr. Leo Garcia, a missionary doctor serving at the United Methodist Qu├ęssua mission in East Angola, describes how churches, health professionals and community volunteers come together to make knowledge and resources on COVID-19 prevention available to every household.

Prisoners facing crisis during COVID-19

Advocates for the early release of some prisoners say COVID-19 has exposed the broken and unjust prison systems where 2.2 million people — disproportionally people of color — live in overcrowded cells without proper protection and testing for the disease.

Food relief helps in Liberia’s COVID-19 fight

The United Methodist Committee on Relief and other global United Methodists are intervening in the church’s COVID-19 fight in Liberia.

A statement on the 70th anniversary of the start of the Korean War

Bishop Jung, president of the board of Global Ministries, states that the time has come for forgiveness and reunification on the Korean peninsula and calls disciples of Christ to the work of peacemaking, peacebuilding and peacekeeping.

Asian American Language Ministry Plan Announces the COVID-19 Resiliency Fund

Through grants of up to $4,000, AALM seeks to fund salary and programming for UMC churches that are responding to current and pressing needs during the pandemic.

Virtual orientation offered for Mission Volunteer program

Over concerns related to COVID-19, a September 3-4 training will be held online.