CBM US (Christian Blind Mission International, Inc.) is an Illinois not-for-profit corporation, founded in the 1980ies. Since October 1st 2018, CBM Germany is the sole member of CBM US. CBM US is supported by approximately two thousand individual donors and institutional donors. It is focusing its programmatic work on eye health - avoidable blindness, the training of ophthalmologists and the elimination of onchocerciasis in Africa. For the elimination of onchocerciasis, Merck USA is donating regularly important quantities of Mectizan to CBM US.