Who we work with
We believe that we can achieve more by working together. CBM works with a wide range of partners to help us transform the lives of people with disabilities and build a more inclusive world.
Read about some of our major national and international partners below. If your organisation would like to work with us, please get in touch.
CBM is a founding member of Vision 2020, a global initiative to eliminate avoidable blindness. It was launched in 1999 by the World Health Organisation (WHO),the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and non-governmental organisations.
Seeing is Believing
For over a decade, we have worked with Seeing is Believing, a collaboration of Standard Chartered and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) to prevent and treat avoidable blindness in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America.
Mental Health Gap Action
We work in partnership with World Health Organisation on the Mental Health Gap Action Programme (mhGAP) which aims to scale up mental health services across low- and middle-income countries.
Merck & Co
We work in partnership with Merck & Co. to distribute a drug called Mectizan®, which is used to combat onchocerciasis, more commonly known as river blindness. Merck and Co has donated more than 1 billion treatments of Mectizan®, allowing more than 60 million people per year to be treated in Africa, Latin America and Middle East.
CBM has been working with Merck since the start of the programme in 1987.
The Scottish Government
Thanks to funding by the Scottish government, CBM was able to significantly improve educational opportunities for children with disabilities across 5 districts of Malawi from 2014-16. In addition, through the Federation of Disability Organisations in Malawi and funding from Scottish government we are working with local groups of people with disabilities to enable their voices to be heard by their local government and increase access to their rights.
The UK Department for International Development
The UK Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK government’s effort to fight global poverty.
In consortium with other international organisations, we are working towards eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) by year 2020 in Nigeria, in support of the World Health Organisation’s NTD goals.
We are also a member of the Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP), which is an initiative of the Age and Disability Consortium, a group of seven agencies working to promote age and disability inclusive humanitarian assistance: CBM, DisasterReady.org, Handicap International, HelpAge International, IFRC, Oxford Brookes University and RedR UK. The programme is led by HelpAge International and funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID).
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust
The Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust raises funds to transform people’s lives across the Commonwealth, as a lasting tribute to The Queen.
CBM UK works in partnership with the Trust and the International Coalition of Trachoma Control to improve efforts towards the Global Elimination of trachoma by the year 2020.
The Vitol Foundation
CBM works in partnership with the Vitol Foundation to make sight-saving cataract surgery available to people who are needlessly blind in Ivory Coast.
The Big Lottery
CBM, in partnership with Africaid and funded by the Big Lottery, is working to help children with disabilities living with HIV to lead a better quality of life through access to health, rehabilitation and education services across Zimbabwe.