Partnerships with Catholic Medical Mission Board

The Catholic Medical Mission Board (CMMB) is an international service organization focusing on access to healthcare services and infrastructure specifically for women and children in underserved areas. A relationship between the CMMB and the UND has developed over the course of six Masters of Science in Global Health capstone projects that have been completed in both Peru and Honduras. This partnership aims to assess established program efficacies and collaborate with local community health workers to ensure adequate care is being provided with limited resources. These research projects completed have been focused on: a) children suffering from malnutrition, b) palliative care services, c) cervical cancer and HPV vaccination, and d) childhood disabilities affecting both the children and the parents.

Research Focus

  • Maternal/Child and Community Health

    At the EIGH, our researchers explore multifaceted health issues pertaining to women, pregnancy, breastfeeding, reproduction, and infant and child well-being. Our focus to decrease maternal and infant mortality rates supports a global priority among health practitioners and researchers. Additionally, community-based research on the local and global levels promotes a team effort to protect and improve the health of population groups worldwide. 

  • Non-communicable Diseases

    The EIGH conducts research to fight a number of diseases and conditions around the world. This includes non-communicable diseases or chronic illnesses, including cardiac conditions and cancer. 

Who’s Involved

EIGH Faculty


  • Catholic Medical Mission Board


  • Harper Cancer Research Institute

Additional Information


McKenna, C. Analysis of Child Feeding Practices in Huancayo and Trujillo, Peru.

Kaltenecker, B. HPV Vaccination in Honduras: Exploring the Implementation, Vaccination Coverage and Cost-analysis of a School Based Delivery Model.

Kralievits, K. Cost Analysis and Qualitative Assessment of the Catholic Medical Mission Board's "Taking Care in the First 1,000 Days" Program in Trujillo, Peru.

Kim, R. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practices Survey of Cervical Cancer in Chilca, Peru.

Merritt, K. Establishing a Conceptual Framework for Community-Based Palliative Cancer Care in Rural and Peri-Urban Peru.

Luna, P. Using Photovoice for Evaluation of a Support Group Program for Caregivers of Children with Disabilities in Peru.