China Medical Board (CMB)

General Introduction

The China Medical Board (CMB, www.chinamedicalboard.org) is a non-profit American foundation dedicated to advancing health in China and neighboring Asian countries through strengthening medical, nursing, and public health research and education. CMB’s work began in 1914 when it was created by the Rockefeller Foundation to manage philanthropic funding for this premier medical institution solidifying the modern medical sciences in China. In the first half of the 20th century, CMB focused exclusively on building the Peking Union Medical College (PUMC). Most of this funding—the largest project investment in Rockefeller Foundation history—went towards the construction and development of PUMC. In 1928, the CMB was endowed as an independent American foundation in continuing to operationally support PUMC. In 1950, CMB withdrew from PUMC and China.

Starting in the 1950s, CMB expanded its capacity-build