United Methodist Church logoWe are not alone in this effort. The United Methodist Church works alongside a powerful network of partner organizations in the fight to end deaths and suffering from malaria, including the United Nations Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria. In 2006, the World Health Organization estimated there were more than 1,000,000 malaria related fatalities. Through the sustained efforts just within the last eight years, that number has been cut in half. While we still have a long way to go, one thing is clear: We are better together.

United Nations Foundation logo The United Nations Foundation and The United Methodist Church have worked together closely since their founding partnership of the Nothing But Nets campaign in 2006, and it continues to be an important contributor to the success of Imagine No Malaria. Along with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the United Nations Foundation provided the grant to cover the expenses of the Imagine No Malaria campaign – ensuring that 100% of your donations go directly to Africa and the people who need it most.

Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation logoThe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation played an important role in recognizing the potential of faith-based organizations to effectively fight diseases of poverty. Their collaboration with The United Methodist Church marked one of their first partnerships with a faith-based organization, and used the existing network of UMC facilities in Africa to meet the immediate needs of the African people through malaria prevention and treatment programs. While continuing to support the Imagine No Malaria campaign, the Bill and Melinda Foundation are focusing their efforts to contain and control a particularly drug-resistant strain of malaria-carrying mosquitos in Cambodia so that Imagine No Malaria and other organizations can continue to focus on the needs of Sub-Saharan Africa.

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The partnership between Imagine No Malaria and The Global Fund is hugely beneficial for both parties. As the largest funding source of malaria relief programs in Africa, our partnership with The Global Fund drastically increases our access to substantial financial resources. In return, The Global Fund gains access to our network of hospitals and health clinics, many of which are in very remote places where other organizations and even governments have little or no presence.