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  • Mon, 23/05/2016 - 11:44
    Today, for International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, 23 May, renowned actress Joanna Lumley speaks out in support to end the brutal condition that is devastating the lives of over 2 million women across the developing world. Devastatingly, 2 million women in Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa are currently suffering from Obstetric Fistula. Due to prolonged obstructed labour, without medical support...
  • Sun, 22/05/2016 - 07:28
    On 23rd and 24th of May 2016, CBM will be taking part in the first ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, bringing together world leaders, humanitarian organisations, representatives from affected communities and the private sector. Over 5,000 representatives from humanitarian organisations, foundations, aid agencies and government's from around the world will gather for the first World...
  • Fri, 13/05/2016 - 11:25
    CBM UK is delighted to congratulate our Trustee Dr Adrian Hopkins, who has been awarded the Prince Abdulaziz Bin Ahmad Al Saud Prevention of Blindness Award. Dr Hopkins was presented with the award at the 2016 Conference of the Middle East and Africa Council on Opthalmology (MEACO) in Bahrain last week. An opthalmologist and expert in Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs), Dr Hopkins worked for...
  • Tue, 03/05/2016 - 13:10
    We are thrilled to announce that actress Penelope Wilton (Downton Abbey, Calendar Girls, Ever Decreasing Circles) will be presenting a BBC Radio 4 appeal on behalf of CBM UK, raising funds to save children's sight in Tanzania, East Africa. "It is shocking to think that children in East Africa are going blind because they can't afford a simple operation that, in the UK, we treat as routine...
  • Mon, 25/04/2016 - 09:26
    On 25 April 2015, Nepal was struck by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. A second 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck on 12 May 2015. The two earthquakes caused huge devastation, disrupting the lives of 5.6 million people. Figures from the Government of Nepal reported more than 8,800 deaths, 22,000 people injured, 600,000 houses destroyed, and 285,000 houses partially damaged. CBM has been working with...
  • Wed, 20/04/2016 - 13:30
    On Saturday 16 April 2016 a 7.8-magnitude earthquake struck northern Ecuador at 6:58 pm local time.  The earthquake was felt around the Andean nation of 16 million people and is the worst disaster the country has faced in decades. The death toll from Ecuador's biggest earthquake soared to at least 400 people, and has left thousands of rescuers using tractors and bare hands hunting...