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CMMB (Catholic Medical Mission Board)

The Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) is an international, faith-based NGO, providing long-term, co-operative medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and healthcare issues. It was established in 1912 and officially registered in 1928. CMMB is headquartered in New York, USA and currently has country offices in Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Sudan and Zambia.

CMMB’s health programs include Children and Mothers Partnerships (CHAMPS), shipping of medical supplies, placement of international medical and non-medical volunteers, HIV/AIDS, prevention and treatment of neglected tropical diseases, and disaster relief to areas that experienced natural or political catastrophes. In 2015, CMMB provided health services to 680,000 people, including 200,000 pregnant women and children under age of five, trained 3,843 health workers and placed 1,200 volunteers. CMMB actively works with the U.S. government on programming, such as the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), USAID, CDC multilateral donors including UNICEF, UNHCR and PAHO, and public-private partnerships, including the Survive and Thrive Global Development Alliance.