The title of this year’s annual report was inspired by our global family, which includes the women and children we serve, field staff, community health workers, volunteers, medical personnel, donors, and our many partners. As a family, we can learn so much from one another about respect, dignity, and love. I’m proud of CMMB’s (CATHOLIC MEDICAL MISSION BOARD) family and our many accomplishments highlighted in this report. Before you turn the page, I’d like to share some highlights:
By Ariel Frisancho, Country Director CMMB Peru
Healing in Peru
Over the past two months, a catastrophe has unfolded in various parts of Peru including the coastal city of Trujillo where CMMB works. Across the country over 813,000 individuals have been affected by heavy rain and flooding; over 124,000 have been injured; 97 have died, and over 182,000 homes have been damaged or destroyed.
Hospital will provide care to more than 50,000 vulnerable, underserved residents
CÔTES-DE-FER, HAITI, March 16, 2017 – CMMB – Healthier Lives Worldwide will open a new, state-of-the-art health center in Côtes-de-Fer in southeast Haiti, which will serve more than 50,000 community members who previously did not have access to quality healthcare. A dedication will take place on Monday, March 20th, 2017.
New York, 21 March 2016 – Today at the United Nations Headquarters, CMMB-Healthier Lives Worldwide will announce a $500 million commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the updated Global Strategy on Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health, as part of the launch of CMMB’s new brand identity and logo.
Veronica Makiko is a mother of three children – two sons and a daughter. They live in Mushonto Village, in Western Province, Zambia.
An estimated 81 percent of the population in the district where Veronica lives does not have access to safe water. Every morning, Veronica and her children used to wake up at 5:00 am and walk more than two kilometers, which took about three hours, to reach the nearest stream to fetch water for the family. Cattle and goats also use the stream to drink and bathe, and the water is highly contaminated.
Country Director, South Sudan
Location: Juba (with travel throughout the country)
Travel: 25-30% domestic, and some global travel
We believe in a world in which every human life is valued, and health and human dignity are shared by all.
We believe that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right. For more than 100 years, we have worked with global partners to deliver locally sustainable, quality healthcare solutions to women, children and their communities. We’re ready to make it 100 more.