Accra, Ghana: Representatives of in-country health boards charged with overseeing governance of malaria programs throughout Africa are gathered this week in Accra, Ghana for the Pan-Africa Summit. The participants, made up of doctors, community health workers, educators and malaria program coordinators will receive follow-up training in effective program planning, financial management, and best practices for monitoring and evaluation.
The five-day meeting is sponsored by Imagine No Malaria and hosted by the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR).
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (UMNS) – The Minnesota Annual (regional) Conference, with its 70,000 members, doesn’t even come close to being one of the largest conferences in The United Methodist Church. But it has raised more than any other annual conference for the denomination’s Imagine No Malaria campaign: about $2.5 million. The Rev. Gary Henderson, executive director of the denomination's Global Health Initiative, told a celebration service on May 30, “Because of Minnesota, 12 other conferences are lined up to try to do what you did.”
UMCOR is joining the Episcopal Relief & Development’s NetsforLife® Program Partnership. The relief and development agencies of two mainline Protestant denominations are forming a new strategic partnership to prevent and control malaria in sub-Saharan Africa. By uniting in common mission, Episcopal Relief & Development’s award-winning NetsforLife® program partnership and the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) will be able to reach 21 countries in sub-Saharan Africa where malaria is endemic.