What We Do

The mission of China Medical Board is to advance health, equity, and the quality of care in China and Southeast Asia. Working in a spirit of partnership at the forefront of strategic philanthropy, CMB strives to build capacity in an interdependent world that fosters innovation in professional education, policy research, and global health.

In 2016, CMB became a direct operating foundation, placing it in a stronger position to work with Asian and global partners to initiate, develop, and manage collaborative programs.

In China, CMB prioritizes work in health professional education, with a strong focus on graduate medical education; health systems, research, and practice; global health; and leadership development. In Southeast Asia, CMB’s flagship program is The Equity Initiative, a long-term fellowship program to build leadership for health equity and develop a community of changemakers from a wide range of sectors to support health equity in Southeast Asia. CMB also provides grant support in Southeast Asia for medical education reform, efforts to advance global health, and regional networking.