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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:
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.
CMMB and its partners recently celebrated the successful transition of the global AIDSRelief HIV care and treatment programs to local faith-based and NGO partners in 10 countries. The AIDSRelief program – started in 2003 with funding from the U.S. government’s President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) – provided care and treatment to more than 700,000 people living with HIV worldwide.
With nearly 40 million people now living
with HIV/AIDS, the global community is urgently seeking to identify all
relevant partners who can expand efforts to contain and prevent the disease.
The World Health Organization estimates that one in five organizations
engaged in HIV/AIDS programming is faith-based, but with little documentation
and evaluation of their work available, accurate assessments of their contributions
have been scarce.