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Name: Catholic Medical Mission Board
Street 1: 10 West 17th Street
Street 2:
City: New York
Province: New York
Post Code: 10011
Country: United States of America
Phone: 800 678 5659
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Miss
First Name: Devynn
Last Name: Birx-Raybuck
Title: Programs Assistant

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Sara
Last Name: Melillo
Title: Associate Director, Grants Acquisition and Management
Phone: 2025912265

General Information

Board Constituency: Developed Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Faith-based organization (FBO)
Organization Description:
Founded in 1928, Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) is the oldest and largest U.S.-based
Catholic organization focused exclusively on international healthcare. Its mission is to work collaboratively to provide quality healthcare programs, without discrimination, to people in need globally. CMMB has been involved extensively in building sustainable health programs, placing medical volunteers and delivering essential medicines, without regard to religion, in more than 75 countries. CMMB works with a wide range of secular and faith-based organizations, which reach some of the most remote areas in the developing world. An independent non-profit organization with more than 150 staff globally, CMMB implements this work through its country and regional offices in South Africa, Southern Sudan, Kenya, Uganda, Zambia, Haiti, Honduras, India and Peru.

CMMB can facilitate meeting the “know-do” gap, by engaging multiple stakeholders in scaling up interventions related to bettering TB outcomes in the hardest hit contexts. With health and community networks globally, including South Asia and Africa, CMMB has the leadership and technical capacity to be a strong Stop TB partner. CMMB has a record of serving and building the capacity of regional networks of MoH and FBO institutions to provide high-quality services in the field of tuberculosis. For example, CMMB worked in TB care beginning in the 1990’s in Zambia’s Monze District with the Ministry of Health. CMMB set up 7 diagnosing centers, 14 rural health centers, and treated 6000 people over a 4-year District-wide program. At the time (1996-99), Zambia had an estimated 32,600 cases throughout the country. CMMB provided training, lab technical support and supplies, and medications. The program was considered a viable ‘model’ and has since been scaled up nation-wide. In the area of chronic care services and HIV/TB linkages, CMMB has worked since 2004 as a major partner in the AIDSRelief Program. The CRS-led project, works primarily through a network of faith-based institut
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 100 +
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 6 - 10
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 26 - 50
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: No
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: Yes
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
CMMB contributes to the national TB control plans in Haiti and several East and Southern African countries by integrating HIV/AIDS and TB services, particularly case-finding and testing.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: United States of America
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
South Africa


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:

TB Care Delivery:
Zambia, South Africa

Haiti, Kenya, Zambia, South Africa

Laboratory Strengthening:
Kenya, South Africa


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: February 1, 2011
Last updated: September 8, 2011