CMMB Announces $500 million Commitment to UN’s SDGs

CMMB Announces $500 million Commitment to UN’s SDGs

On the 21st of March at the United Nations Headquarters, CMMB-Healthier Lives Worldwide announced a $500 million commitment to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the updated Global Strategy on Maternal, Newborn, Child and Adolescent Health.

For more than a century, collaboration has been a core CMMB value, essential to achieving far reaching impact in the global health arena.  While the last few decades have seen dramatic progress in global health, it is still estimated that nearly 800 women die each day from largely preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth; 99 percent of these deaths occur in developing countries.

CMMB President and CEO, Bruce Wilkinson said,
We know from experience that reaching the most vulnerable populations, especially women and children, will take a renewed commitment. CMMB is taking a bold step by providing $500 million over the next 5 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.”
CMMB’s commitment will support an unprecedented global movement, mobilizing international and national action by governments, the UN, multilaterals, the private sector and civil society to address the major health challenges facing women, children and adolescents. The campaign seeks to present a “roadmap” to end all preventable deaths of women, children, and adolescents within a generation.

As a global health organization, CMMB is particularly interested in the role of health within the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) enterprise which include 17 SDGs to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, and tackle climate change by 2030.

In the last 5 years alone, CMMB has provided more than two million people with access to critical health services worldwide.  Over the last 10 years, CMMB has deployed over $2 billion worth of medicines, health commodities, and medical supplies to our trusted local healthcare partners in 120 countries. In 2015, CMMB collaborated with more than 220 institutional partners around the world.

Would love to hear about other NGO commitments. 


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