United Methodist Committee on Relief

Abundant Health for Women and Children

Every day, 19,000 children die from preventable and treatable ailments, such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malnutrition and malaria. A quarter of a million women will die this year during pregnancy and childbirth because they lack access to proper health facilities or health workers, or even because she does not have a say in her own reproductive health.

The goal of UMCOR’s Abundant Health program is to increase the survival rate, well-being, personal and economic status of women and children and, as a result, the well-being and potential of their communities. Beyond surviving, we want people to thrive.

UMCOR supports United Methodist health facilities so that they can provide immunizations for primary childhood diseases. We support culturally appropriate, integrated projects that teach mothers and community health workers about proper nutrition, breast-feeding and sanitation—a holistic approach to support mothers, children, and communities to thrive. 

Help support this work through the UMCOR Global Health Advance #3021770.

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Nehnwaa Child Survival Project

The Nehnwaa Child Survival Project, in collaboration with Curamericas and the Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Nimba County, Liberia has served more than 137,000 people throughout 120 communities including 69,000 children under five, pregnant women, and women of reproductive age.

Nehnwaa has reduced child mortality by 60 percent through community-based primary health programs that promote leading factors of abundant health, like exclusive breastfeeding for the first 6 months of life and improved access to clean water.

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The Nehnwaa Child Survival Project in collaboration with the Ganta United Methodist Hospital in Nimba County, Liberia. Photo by Piper Crisovan.The Nehnwaa Child Survival Project in Nimba County, Liberia. Photo by Piper Crisovan.