Transforming the Lives of Vulnerable Women & Children
Partnering with local communities, CMMB is transforming the lives of some of the world’s most vulnerable women and children by tackling the deep-rooted causes of morbidity and mortality. Through our Children and Mothers Partnerships – or CHAMPS – we are providing life-saving medical care for pregnant women and newborns, and fighting disease and poverty. Working with our public and private partners, CMMB is saving lives and transforming communities.
How? We are currently working in eight CHAMPS sites through our five country offices. In these communities, we’re building, renovating, and providing medical equipment to health facilities. We’re providing transportation to save lives. We’re enlisting volunteer doctors and nurses to build the capacity of local facilities and staff. We’re providing essential medicines and supplies. We’re training community health workers, trusted, local partners who visit vulnerable families at home to teach moms how to keep their kids healthy. We’re increasing access to safe water and sanitation. We’re improving nutrition and livelihoods for the most vulnerable women and children. And we’ve made a commitment to each community to keep on working together for the next 15 to 20 years.
Across CMMB’s five CHAMPS zones in 2016:
• 252,646 individuals were supported with care
referrals and education on health topics
• 900 health personnel and community health workers were recruited, trained and mentored to support programs
• 52 health facilities were supported with donated medicine, supplies, volunteers, training and/or construction
Featured CHAMPS Communities
We want at-risk women, children and their communities to succeed. CHAMPS makes long term, holistic commitments to effect change.
In 2016, 30% of Mothers' Clubs graduates in Haiti became entrepreneurs.
Estapha says, "A steady income has changed my life." After graduating from a CHAMPS Mother's Club, Estapha received a loan of $35 (USD) from the local savings group and started selling candy and snacks near a local gathering place where men play dominoes while children watch. She can now afford better food for her family and started saving for the future.Learn More
In 2016, CMMB trained 3,000 health workers and social workers worldwide.
Lucy has been a CMMB community health worker in Zambia for more than 15 years. She was inspired to join by the committed volunteers who supported her when she was diagnosed with tuberculosis. Lucy now works with our CHAMPS initiative and says, “I’m giving back to the community and the respect I’ve earned is amazing. On a busy day, I'll attend to more than 60 children."Learn More
In 2016, our CHAMPS sites reached 247.111 individuals with health and social services.
In the most remote corners of South Sudan, CHAMPS can mean the difference between life and death for mothers like Letasha who have difficult pregnancies. Medical volunteer Dr. Rachael Consoli performed Letasha's first ultrasound. With the doctor's help, she safely delivered a healthy baby. Letasha says, “Without her, we both could have died.”Learn More