UMCOR Global Health programs work internationally with more than 300 United Methodist hospitals and clinics, using education as well as preventative and curative measures to confront major health issues such as malnutrition, maternal and child mortality, HIV and AIDS, and malaria. Our programs also seek to increase access to clean water and better sanitation.
In the United States, UMCOR Global Health programs connect people to resources and support networks and advocate for people with disabilities.
UMCOR’s holistic approach to health empowers people to take charge of their own lives. This strategy emphasizes education and the development of local resources so that improvements in public health are sustained over time. UMCOR’s programs reach entire communities, especially the most vulnerable, and value local cultural practices as sources of preventative and curative health care.
Millenium Development Goals
UMCOR works to end hunger and poverty around the world through
awareness, advocacy, and action. Through our connection with local
churches, partner organizations, and communities, we build awareness of
the interrelated problems that face our world and encourage advocacy for
the most vulnerable members of every community. UMCOR specializes in
solutions that help people become self-reliant. We work in partnership
with the communities we serve to put love into action and share hope for
In September 2000, the world’s leaders came together at United
Nations headquarters in New York City to formally adopt the Millennium
Development Goals, with the deadline to meet them by 2015. The goals are
End poverty and hunger
Attain universal education
Achieve gender equality
Promote child health
Promote maternal health
Combat HIV/AIDS and other disease of poverty
Attain environmental sustainability
Build a global partnership
UMCOR is contributing to meeting these development objectives through
our programs in Nutrition, Maternal and Child Health, Imagine No Malaria, HIV/AIDS, Water and Sanitation, and others.