CMMB, an international nongovernmental organization that provides long-term cooperative medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to health care, has announced a five-year, $500 million commitment in support of the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals and updated global strategy for improving maternal, newborn, child, and adolescent health.
CMMB's commitment will help support a global effort aimed at mobilizing international and national action by governments, multilateral organizations, the private sector, and civil society groups to address major global health challenges confronting women, children, and adolescents. That effort will include a focus on the UN’s Every Woman Every Child campaign, which seeks to provide a “roadmap” to end all preventable deaths of women, children, and adolescents within a generation.
Over the past five years, CMMB has provided more than two million people with access to critical health services worldwide, while over the past ten years it has deployed more than $2 billion worth of medicines, health commodities, and medical supplies to partners in a hundred and twenty countries.
"We know from experience that reaching the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, will take a renewed commitment," said CMMB president and CEO, Bruce Wilkinson. "CMMB is taking a bold step by providing $500 million over the next five years for general support of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development goals, and the Every Woman Every Child Campaign in particular. We can take this important step because we work in partnership with so many equally dedicated organizations."