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CMMB has been committed to Haiti since our founder, Dr. Paluel Flagg, traveled there in 1912 to provide health care to people living with leprosy. That visit marked the beginning of CMMB. Today, CMMB’s programs in Haiti focus on primary health care, maternal and child health, HIV/AIDS treatment, care, and prevention, malaria, and services for the disabled. Download our Haiti Country brochure to learn more!
Primary Health Care Services
Action for Family Health is a program aimed at reaching "the poorest of the poor" living in areas where access to quality health care is extremely limited. With a special focus on maternal and child health, Action for Family Health provides essential medicines, trains health care workers, and leads educational meetings for new and expectant mothers. It is a community-based initiative that serves women and children in multiple sites around the country. Since the program started in 2012, the rate of immunization for children under one participating in this program has increased to 78%, and 90% of children aged one to four have been provided with health screenings.
CMMB is committed to reducing the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and providing care and treatment to those in need. As a leader of the project SIDALE (AIDS Go Away), CMMB collaborates with community partners to ensure comprehensive care and treatment for people living with HIV/AIDS within six faith-based hospitals dispersed around Haiti. CMMB also helps reduce the incidence of HIV by preventing transmission from mother to child (PMTCT) through the Born to Live program, which operates in Cite Soleil, Haiti, one of the poorest slums in the country. In 2013, CMMB tested more than 40,100 clients for HIV and has provided nearly 13,000 individuals with antiretroviral treatment.
CMMB’s malaria prevention and control program aims to strengthen community and health facility capacity to diagnose and treat malaria while building community awareness and increasing prevention behaviors. The program focuses especially on malaria prevention and control among children under age 5 and pregnant women, two especially vulnerable populations. Through CMMB’s efforts, the program trained more than 50 community volunteers and health facility workers to spread malaria prevention messages, and the program reached nearly 45,000 community members through community events and home visits.
After the devastating earthquake that struck the country on January 12, 2010 CMMB staff members were providing emergency relief within hours. More than $49 million has been raised in cash and medical donations, of which 100 percent has been delivered to Haiti. CMMB helped place more than 250 medical volunteers to serve the Haitian people. CMMB has resumed pre-earthquake initiatives and introduced new programs aimed at the long-term recovery of Haitians affected by the disaster.
An important new area of focus for CMMB is physical rehabilitation for amputees. CMMB is a founding member of the Haitian Amputee Coalition, which has helped more than 1,000 people who have lost their limbs to receive prostheses and physical therapy, renewing their hope for a better life. CMMB also held summer camps for the last two years, serving over 300 children who were affected by the earthquake.
In addition to these strong programs, $143,820,737 worth of medicines and medical supplies were shipped through our Healing Help program in FY2012.
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CMMB Haiti Info
Dr. Dianne Jean-Francois, Country Director
Partners: CARITAS-Haiti/Hospital Alma Mater, Saint Boniface Foundation, Salvation Army/Clinic Bethel, CRUDEM/Hospital Sacre Coeur, Hospital St. Jean-Limbe, Hosptial Esperance- Pilate, Ministry of Health- Haiti, Hanger Orthopedic Group, Physicians for Peace, Daughters of Charity, Salesian Sisters Donors: UNICEF, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), The Global Fund, Johnson & Johnson