February 2011

Scanlon Tours Kenyan Medical Outposts with CMMB Board

01-28-11-Kenya Photo

Colleen Scanlon, senior vice president of advocacy, toured sections of Kenya late last year in her role as secretary of the Board of Directors of the Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB), which has provided medical assistance and other aid to the impoverished African nation for more than a decade. A 30-minute videotape of the visit recently broadcast on Telecare, a Catholic television station based in Long Island, NY, is available for viewing.

The week-long visit by Scanlon, other board members and CMMB executive staff included tours of medical outposts in the city of Nairobi and two Catholic mission hospitals in a rural area of Kenya. A visit to clinics that serve the tens of thousands of Kenyans living in the slums of Nairobi was especially poignant for Scanlon.

The CMMB, established in 1912, is the leading U.S.-based Catholic charity focused exclusively on global health. It works in consultative status with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations, providing health and medical outreach programs around the globe. For more information, visit http://www.cmmb.org/.