Imagine No Malaria (INM)

This program is sponsored by the United Methodist Church and aims to partner with donors of many backgrounds to end preventable deaths by malaria in Africa.  The Yellowstone Annual Conference has a goal of saving 50,000 lives by raising $500,000.  BUMC donated $10,000 through the Rob Cox Mustard Seed gift, a matching grant of up to $1000 per church for YAC churches with an average worship attendance of 50 or fewer.  Our INM contact is Kristin Cates, kristin.cates@yacumc.org.  You can follow the Yellowstone Conference’s work here: Bite Malaria .

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The INM webpage is a tremendous resource and the following information comes from that site:  

Imagine No Malaria will continue supporting Nothing But Nets because bed nets are an effective tool against the disease.  However, there is much more involved in this program.  First, INM will work in full partnership with communities  in Africa and provide necessary tools to empower people to be part of the solution.  The four-part solution includes prevention, treatment, education and communication.

Imagine No Malaria has partners to help make beating malaria a reality. We work with the United Nations Foundation, The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. These organizations are global leaders in the fight against malaria and other diseases of poverty.

Why do they need us? The United Methodist Church brings some very unique resources to the table.The financial support of 11 million United Methodists worldwide is a significant part of it.  But there’s much more. The United Methodist Church has worked in Africa for nearly 200 years. We operate churches, school, hospitals and clinics across the continent in places where no one else will go. Wherever the road runs out, you’ll find us bringing hope to the hopeless and empowering the powerless.

These partners recognize the United Methodist Church is a key to healthcare delivery in Africa. As a result,  your donation is multiplied many times by the support it provides.