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CMMB Volunteer Opportunities

Program Description

CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide is an international, faith-based NGO providing long-term, co-operative, medical and development aid to communities affected by poverty and unequal access to healthcare. For over a century, we have worked to strengthen and support communities through healthcare programs and initiatives, the distribution of medicines and medical supplies, and the placement of volunteers.

CMMB’s Volunteer Program addresses the critical need for professionals in areas that lack sufficient resources for quality preventive and curative health services, especially for women and children. Our Volunteer Program has placed thousands of practitioners around the world to help develop and implement community health interventions, work at local hospitals and health facilities, conduct clinical training for host country counterparts, and deliver essential medicines and supplies. The ultimate goal of CMMB's Volunteer Program is to support our country teams and local healthcare workers by sending volunteers that are dedicated to strengthening local health systems and supporting a pattern of sustainable development.

We believe in a world in which health and human dignity are shared by all.

We believe that access to quality healthcare is a basic human right. For more than 100 years, we have worked with global partners to deliver locally sustainable, quality healthcare solutions to women, children, and their communities. We’re ready to make it 100 more.

We believe change starts with her.

We work tirelessly for women’s and children’s health because they are disproportionately affected by illness and poverty. We know that healthy, educated, and empowered women are better able to raise healthy, educated, and confident children, and that communities depend on their livelihoods.

We believe in people.

We strive to live out our core values of collaboration, love, excellence, and respect every day. We provide our volunteers with a meaningful volunteer package, and the opportunities to learn, grow, and leave a longstanding legacy. We especially encourage all persons of diverse backgrounds to apply.

CMMB is seeking nurses, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and midwives, 21 years of age and over, who can serve for a minimum of six months.

About Kenya

CMMB Kenya has a strong track record of strengthening health systems and providing quality HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support services. CMMB Kenya’s experience in managing US government and private health awards goes back more than a decade.

Programs include:

  • CHAMPS
  • Domestic and international volunteers
  • HIV prevention, care and treatment, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission
  • Health systems strengthening
  • Voluntary medical male circumcision

CMMB Kenya programs have built the capacity of local healthcare organizations to tackle not only HIV/AIDS but also other national health challenges. CMMB Kenya has a reputation for locally managed, high-quality HIV care and treatment, with low loss-to-follow-up and low mortality rates among clients. Program areas include HIV prevention, including prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV - with support from mentor mothers, and voluntary medical male circumcision, as well as HIV counseling and testing, screening for sexually transmitted infections, and behavior change communication. We also help build human resources for health and work to strengthen Kenyan health systems via direct assistance on health management information systems, finance, administration, and technical training for staff.

Key Facts

  • Population : 46,050,000 (Source: UN, 2015)
  • Life Expectancy : 61 (Source: UN, 2010-2015)
  • Maternal Mortality Rate : 510 per 100,000 (168th in the world) (Source: WHO, 2015)
  • Under-5 Mortality Rate : 49 per 1,000 (149th in the world) (Source: UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation, 2015 )

Nursing specialties most needed:

  • Midwives/labor and delivery
  • Pediatric and neonatal
  • Primary care and family practice
  • MCH and OB/GYN
  • Surgical
  • Community health
  • Nurse educators
  • Emergency/trauma
  • Nutrition
  • HIV and TB
  • Nurse Anesthetist

Roles and Responsibilities

Our nurse volunteers serve in a variety of roles depending on local need. These may include:

  • Consulting and coordinating with health care team members to assess, plan, implement and evaluate patient care plans
  • Providing clinical capacity building and health education to local staff and community health workers,
  • Operating primary care clinics such as HIV/TB clinics, MCH, and Pediatrics.
  • Conducting home visits and community outreach programs
  • Improving operation capacity through developing and implementing protocols and practice guidelines

Covid-19 Update: Due to Covid-19, CMMB has paused all field deployments until 2021 as the countries we serve respond to this pandemic, and we are able to ensure the health and safety of our incoming field volunteers. Nonetheless, our commitment to support these communities remains, and we are eagerly waiting to be able to assist with the aftermath of this crisis when international travel is possible and safe. For more information please visit:

https://cmmb.org/get-involved/volunteer/covid-19-resources/

Contact:

Email: volunteer@cmmb.org

Phone: 212-242-7757

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About CMMB

Location:

100 Wall St, Floor 9, New York, NY 10005, US

Mission Statement

Inspired by the example of Jesus, CMMB works in partnership globally to deliver locally sustainable, quality health solutions to women, children, and their communities.

Description

CMMB is a leading faith-based NGO focused exclusively on global health care for the world’s poor, by building healthy, sustainable communities through community engagement and partnerships. Now entering its second century, CMMB is committed to integrating and focusing its programming around saving the lives of children and mothers by concentrating on leading causes of mortality in targeted communities.

Building around a new CHAMPS (CHildren And Mother PartnershipS) model, CMMB works at both the community and clinical levels in these targeted communities to strengthen health services and address the leading causes of maternal and child death. CMMB has committed to develop 20 CHAMPS sites by 2020, incorporating at least 3 in Haiti, Kenya, Peru, South Sudan, and Zambia.

Children & Youth
Health & Medicine
International

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple positions in multiple locationsMutomo, Kenya

(-1.84638,38.20845)
 

SKILLS

  • Pediatrics
  • Patient Care
  • Healthcare
  • Nursing
  • Children Medical Services

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 21
  • Orientation or Training
  • 6 months

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