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Sailors on the hospital ship USNS Comfort raise the colors while the ship is moored in New York Harbor in support of the nation’s COVID-19 response efforts. United Methodist leaders are painting a sobering picture of the coronavirus impact on New York and New Jersey. “This is our new 9/11 in New York,” said New York Area Bishop Thomas J. Bickerton. Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Sara Eshleman, U.S. Navy.

Being the church at epicenter of US pandemic

United Methodist leaders paint a sobering picture of the coronavirus impact on New York and New Jersey but also show the church is still at work.
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Solange Cabwene (in blue shirt), a mother of two, brought her children to the United Methodist Irambo Health Center in Bukavu, Congo, for treatment for malnutrition. She joined The United Methodist Church's Vulnerable Association of Savings and Credit to help pay for her medical bills. “This helped me because the association gave me a credit (loan) and today I start selling embers, and my two children (will) not relapse," she said. Photo by Philippe Kituka Lolonga, UM News.

Making medical care more affordable in Congo

United Methodist hospitals start savings and credit institutions to help country’s most vulnerable pay for medical treatment, get regular care.
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Theologian and traditional African leader Reuben Marinda of the Chiwara dynasty speaks during an HIV-AIDS dialogue in Harare, Zimbabwe. The chief has been a leader in the fight against HIV and AIDS in the country by raising awareness with men and boys. Photo by the Rev. Taurai Emmanuel Maforo, UM News.

Church-trained African chief leads AIDS fight

Efforts to combat the HIV virus in Zimbabwe now have on their side the chief of the Chiwara dynasty, who has received training from The United Methodist Church.
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Laurine Deemi and Thomas Mallah stand in front of medical supplies at The United Methodist Church in Liberia’s health department in Monrovia, Liberia. The United Methodist Board of Global Ministries has donated over $40,000 worth of anti-malarial medicine, tests and mosquito nets to the church in Liberia. Photo by E Julu Swen, UM News.

Church in Liberia gets malaria medication

An Imagine No Malaria grant also will help United Methodists with the capacity building of health facility staff and better monitoring.

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