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.
|Location||West Africa, Central Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Sudan, Southern Sudan, Sierra Leone, Rwanda, Mozambique, Malawi, Liberia, Kenya, Cote d Ivoire, Congo, The Democratic Republic of, Burundi, Angola, Southern Africa, Eastern Africa|
|Value||USD 28 Million|