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Improving Global Health

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Knowing that poverty and health are intertwined, The United Methodist Church has been a key player in fighting diseases such as malaria and AIDS and promoting initiatives that improve well-being.

The church is nearing its goal of raising $75 million to provide education, infrastructure, communication and prevention measures to defeat malaria. In fact, the death rate from malaria in Africa has been cut in half, thanks to international efforts such as the denomination’s Imagine No Malaria campaign.  A new “Abundant Health” campaign for the denomination would reach one million children with lifesaving interventions by 2020.

The mission boards in the Nordic and Baltic countries engage in global health projects in Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Angola, DR Congo, Liberia and Sierra Leone. Among the projects are clinics, small hospitals, hospital equipment, safe water supply, water systems and improved sanitation facilities.

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ABOUT US

mapThe Nordic and Baltic episcopal area covers 7 countries Denmark,Sweden, Norway, Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We speak 9 official languages and use English as a common language.

Bishop Christian Alsted gives oversight to pastors, deacons, local churches, schools, hospitals, seminaries and diaconal institutions in the area.

Bishop emblemUnited Methodists hold to the historic doctrines of the Christian faith. We value the intellect and modern science, at the same time we see the Bible as the authoritative guide for faith and practice. Methodists recognize that the world is not always black and white. We are willing to ask questions and to wrestle with difficult issues, and we do so with grace and compassion.

Methodists emphasize personal faith, lived out in concrete ways in the world. We value well-informed and passionate preaching, worship that is lively, and small groups where people can grow in faith.

World News

Disaster response teams are making progress with flood relief in the northern central U.S., but some areas may still get more water if snow melts too fast.
United Methodist Committee on Relief provides short-term grants, but reaching the affected areas remains difficult.
Group investigating possible voting improprieties during 2019 General Conference are all members of Commission on General Conference.
The United Methodist Church continues to raise awareness, as worship, evangelism drop in affected areas.
Cyclone Idai left a path of destruction in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi, killing at least 180 people and damaging United Methodist schools, churches, hospitals and homes.

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