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08 Jun 2017 description

Dear Friends,

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:

07 Jun 2013 description

When CMMB launched its ANISA HIV prevention, care and support program in Western Equatoria State of South Sudan in 2009, we weren’t quite sure how bad the HIV problem was.

No one was. Years of war and destroyed infrastructure meant that there were few health workers or standing health clinics to even measure the prevalence of HIV.

15 Mar 2013 description

Babies born to HIV positive mothers are significantly healthier when they are exclusively breastfed after birth for at least six months, whether they contract HIV from their mothers or not. It is currently an international nutrition guideline that in countries and homes where access to clean, safe water and quality nutrition cannot be guaranteed, that breastfeeding is best. Studies show that the risk of a baby dying from diarrhea, pneumonia, and other illnesses is higher than contracting HIV from their infected mother.