CMMB - Healthier Lives Worldwide

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Address: 100 Wall St, Floor 9 New York, NY 10005

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Providing sustainable healthcare solutions to women and children in developing countries
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Women and Children
Ages for Volunteer: 21+ for international service
Hours of Service: Part-Time, Flexible Schedules
Languages: Spanish, French, Creole, English
Experience Required:
  • Must be 21 years of age or over
  • Relevant university degree
  • Current, active license to practice in good standing with licensing body
  • Board Certification (if applicable)
  • Minimum 1 year of relevant experience (internship and volunteer experience accepted, clinical professionals must have min 1 year experience as independent licensed practitioner. E.g. CNA experience would count for a nurse)
  • Knowledge of professional and ethical standard of health care delivery and practice
  • Capacity to administer treatment to patients while dealing with them in a sympathetic and tactful manner (Clinical)
  • Ability to work and live with a diverse group of professionals
  • Familiarity and interest in global health issues, especially maternal and child health issues
  • Familiarity and interest in public and community health, or preventative medicine
  • Willingness to endure resource-limited working conditions and evening/weekend hours
  • International experience or experience working in developing countries is preferred
  • Experience as a supervisor, manager, teacher, trainer and/or any relevant leadership activities is preferred
  • Spanish fluency required for all positions in Peru
  • Basic French or Creole required for all positions in Haiti
Programs Open To: Variety of Opportunities for individuals from many majors and fields such as: Public Health International Development, International Relations, Global Affairs, Humanitarian Studies Social Work, Sociology Health Administration, Supply Chain Management Pre-med, Nursing, Nutrition, and Health Sciences (non-clinical administrative work only in NYC) Marketing, Communications, Public Relations Finance, Business, Accounting Human Resources Computer Science, Information Science, Mathematics, Statistics Spanish, French, Haitian Creole (Interpretation/Translation)
Travel Arrangements:

Each international volunteer who serves 6 months or longer in the field receives the following:

  • A roundtrip ticket to their placement site
  • Housing
  • A monthly stipend
  • Insurance coverage
  • Storytelling and fundraising training
  • The opportunity to contribute to vital community development initiatives for underserved populations while building a longstanding legacy for the community.

Financial Contribution: All volunteers are required to fundraise to help offset the cost of their experience, and cover travel costs to and from the pre-departure orientation in NYC. The fundraising target is $5,000 and volunteers are required to raise a minimum of $3,500 prior to departure for their volunteer placement site. Fundraising tools and training provided.

Application Process:

To Apply: Submit an application online at

Contact: Email: Phone: 212-242-7757

Program Highlights:

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.

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.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Despite the progress in global health, women and children living in developing countries continue to be among the most vulnerable. This motivates us to focus on improving their lives and the lives of their communities.

Embracing the bond between our Catholic faith, values, and service to those most in need, CMMB is called to provide effective health solutions founded on love and respect for all.

Program History:

CMMB has been dedicated to helping the poor and those marginalized in society for over 100 years. Our founder, Dr. Paluel Flagg, first ministered to lepers in Haiti in the early 20th century. Today, we are a highly-respected global organization that has never wavered in our faith-based mission of service.

Additional Information:

We are urgently looking for motivated clinical professionals who can serve in the following positions :

Peru - Nurses, occupational, physical and speech therapists
Haiti - Family doctor, pharmacist, hospital administrator
South Sudan - Doctors, OBGYN, supply chain manager
Zambia -OBGYN, physician assistant, WASH specialist
Kenya - Nurse educator, public health professionals