Christ Church, Fort Lauderdale
Monday, February 20, 2017

Imagine No Malaria


The Good News: Malaria is totally and completely 100% preventable. 

Unlike many other diseases that are awaiting a cure, malaria was eliminated in the U.S. in the 1950s. However, in Sub-Saharan Africa, malaria continues to kill a person every 60 seconds.

But there is hope! Imagine No Malaria is part of a global partnership, and together with our partners, our generation can beat malaria once and for all.

As the humanitarian arm of The United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR) is called to cultivate partnerships and implement malaria control programs across Africa. In addition to bed nets, UMCOR efforts support other areas in the fight against malaria: environmental clean-up (stagnant water and trash), basic sanitation (latrines and water), treatment, education, training more health care workers, and improving our existing hospitals and clinics. UMCOR’s role in this campaign is to help UMC health boards and local communities develop strategic plans and propose integrated solutions. All of these efforts will be needed in order to combat malaria and other diseases of poverty in Africa; and United Methodists are responding.

For more information on the United Methodist Church’s response to Imagine No Malaria, visit the UMCOR website: http://www.umcor.org/UMCOR/Programs/Global-Health/Imagine-No-Malaria

We at Christ Church are called to join the world in eliminating the risk of malaria for all people throughout the world. To make a special gift to support Imagine No Malaria, please make your check payable to Christ Church, including “Imagine No Malaria” on the memo line. If you have questions, please click here to contact Pastor Fawn Mikel.