Mennonite World Conference is calling on its members around the world to love their neighbour in the ongoing coronavirus pandemic by supporting health care around the world.
In 2021, UNICEF distributed more than 1 billion doses of coronavirus vaccines to 144 countries and territories around the world. In 2022, vaccination campaigns shifted to emphasize strengthening health care systems. Vaccination distribution was only part of the need: absorption – the ability of health care systems to administer vaccination through trained practitioners, in suitable locations, and to provide all of life health care became apparent as needs.
After joining with other faith-based organizations in 2021 to call its members to share vaccines around the highly interconnected world by donating to the UN’s vaccination program through UNICEF, MWC now calls for support for four Mennonite Central Committee health care stabilization projects.
Learn more about MCC’s projects partnering with MWC national member churches:
- Support for maternal health leads to vaccination openness
“The story of Cain and Abel teaches us about the deep relationship of brotherhood and sisterhood that exists among all human beings (Genesis 4:7-10). The shepherd and the farmer, though they express different ways of relating to God, are relatives,” says César García, MWC general secretary. “This global pandemic challenges God’s invitation for us to take care of all humanity: are we going to consider the wellness of others over our interests?”
- Democratic Republic of the Congo
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- USA -- select affiliation "Mennonite World Conference"
- Latin America
- Eastern & Southern Africa
- Western and Central Africa
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