50+ Years of Partnership

Our founders represented the mission boards from several different church denominations who shared a common vision: Everyone’s clinics need medicines and supplies. IMA would be the shared partner to manage these donated items, distributing them where they were needed most.

Though IMA’s mission has since grown, partnership is as important today as it was in the beginning. IMA World Health is focused on advancing health and healing all around the world – but we can’t do it alone.


Partnership with our faith-based Member agencies remains a priority for IMA, and these relationships make IMA unique as we strive to advance health in the developing world, where faith-based organizations continue to provide large portions of available health care. Together, IMA and our nine Members fund health programs, share resources, collaborate on projects and share a goal of advancing health and development through faith networks.

  • Adventist Development and Relief Agency, ADRA
  • American Baptist Churches USA
  • Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Week of Compassion
  • Church of the Brethren
  • Episcopal Relief & Development
  • Lutheran World Relief
  • Mennonite Central Committee
  • Presbyterian Church USA
  • United Church of Christ