Faith-based Organizations and the Global Fund

Uniting faith-based organizations to join the effort against Malaria through the No Malaria Campaign and the Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI).

Faith-based Organizations and the Global Fund

In 2010, the United Methodist Church (UMC) and the Lutheran World Relief and Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, committed to raise awareness and resources to help fight malaria in Africa, with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria as one of their main beneficiaries.

Through fundraising campaigns and educational activities within the Methodist and Lutheran communities throughout the USA, both efforts support United Methodist and Lutheran malaria projects and programs in Africa and establish a strategic partnership between the United Methodist Church, the Lutheran Malaria Initiative and the Global Fund.

The UMC is mobilizing resources through their initiative Imagine No Malaria, which was launched in 2010. With more than 11.5 million members of the church around the world, including a strong presence in Africa, the UMC is engaging their entire denomination in the effort to make a life-changing difference.

The goal is to raise $75 million for this fight against malaria. Part of the proceeds of this campaign is going to the Global Fund while another portion is going to strengthen United Methodist hospitals and clinics in Africa. The Lutheran Malaria Initiative (LMI) is a movement led by Lutheran World Relief and the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod to mobilize the nearly 8 million U.S. Lutherans in the global fight against malaria.


  • The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (GFATM)

    Staff size: 501-1000

    The Global Fund is a 21st-century partnership organization designed to accelerate the end of AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria as epidemics.

    Founded in 2002, the Global Fund is a...

  • The Lutheran Church - Missouri Synod

    Staff size: Unknown
  • Lutheran World Relief (LWR)

    Implementing NGO
    United States | Staff size: 51-100

    Lutheran World Relief (LWR) was created in response to U.S. Lutherans' desires to find ways to send aid to Europe after World War II. Every day in 35 countries, LWR works to combat the causes of...

  • United Methodist Church

    Staff size: Unknown

    The people of The United Methodist Church are part of the second largest Protestant denomination in the United States. Their worldwide connection includes approximately 12.8 million...

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Key Information

LocationWest Africa, Zimbabwe, Central Africa, Eastern Africa, Southern Africa, Angola, Burundi, Congo, The Democratic Republic of, Cote d Ivoire, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Southern Sudan, Sudan, Uganda
  • Start Date 2010
ValueUSD 28 Million