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.
Hurricane Patricia, the strongest hurricane to ever be recorded, is expected to make landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast as a Category 5 storm.
In the early hours when Mexico declared a state of emergency, a million residents were evacuated. While we don’t yet know the extent of the damage that this unparalleled storm will cause, we know it could be catastrophic.
Catholic Medical Mission Board and our partners will continue to monitor developments, and we will plan a coordinated response to assist those affected.
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