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  • OPD Conversations: Sustaining a Disability Movement

    Friday, 25th March, 2022 | Kirsty Smith
    In the third blog of the series, disability activists discuss their roles as members of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in advocating for the rights of all people with disabilities in Uganda. CBM UK is deeply committed to working al...
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  • OPD Conversations: Inclusive Communications during COVID-19

    Thursday, 24th March, 2022 | Kirsty Smith
    The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the vital importance of access to clear and accurate public health information, with very real implications for our health and safety. In this blog, we hear from four disability activists in Uganda on the challen...
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  • OPD Conversations: Building Confidence and Challenging Stigma

    Wednesday, 23rd March, 2022 | Kirsty Smith
    In 2021, CBM UK Chief Executive Kirsty Smith carried out a series of in-person interviews with members of Organisations of Persons with Disabilities (OPDs) in Uganda. All are alumni of the Bridge CRPD-SDG training programme, which builds the capacity...
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  • Danny Haddad in Vietnam (2014) using an early version of the Archlight

    An interview with: Danny Haddad

    Wednesday, 16th March, 2022 | CBM UK
    Dr Danny Haddad was appointed as Inclusive Eye Health Director for CBM Global in February 2021 and has a big vision for our future and the impact we can make, together, on global eye health. When did you first become interested in eye health? I’ve ...
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  • Break the Cycle project team standing in front of a mural saying 'Disability Rights Are Human Rights'

    Women with disabilities seizing opportunities through the Break the Cycle project in Nigeria

    Tuesday, 8th March, 2022 | Karen Glisson
    Karen Glisson is Programme Manager & Safeguarding Focal Point at CBM UK. She recently visited our Break the Cycle project in Nigeria, funded by the UK Aid Direct scheme, to meet with our partner Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC) and some o...
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  • Tera standing on his plot of land in Zimbabwe.

    Journeying back to independence

    Tuesday, 18th January, 2022 | CBM UK
    76 year old Tera had cataracts in both eyes, stopping him not only from seeing properly, but also from providing for his family. Living in rural Zimbabwe, Tera and his wife relied on the small piece of land they farmed in order to grow enough maize, ...
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  • Elderly lady looks straight at the camera and stands in front of a group of children.

    The human face of the climate crisis: Madagascar

    Monday, 10th January, 2022 | CBM UK
    Back-to-back droughts in southern Madagascar, caused by climate change, have left more than a million people facing acute hunger and malnutrition. The greatest threat and burden of the climate crisis is falling on the world’s poorest people – who...
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  • A young boy in Uganda with a cast on his leg, sat wearing a Santa hat and hanging decorations on a Christmas tree.

    12 Days of Christmas: highlights of 2021

    Saturday, 25th December, 2021 | CBM UK
    As we look back on 2021, we wanted to share with you some of the most heart-warming moments of our year. So for the 12 days of Christmas, we’re delighted to bring you 12 stories featuring the individuals from around the world who have most inspired...
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  • Omwati smiling to camera, with an eye patch over her left eye.

    Omwati’s Miracle of sight

    Thursday, 16th December, 2021 | CBM UK
    “I wish I received treatment soon. I want to study further and get a college degree. Later, I want to become a teacher and contribute to my family’s income.” – Omwati Millions of people around the world are needlessly blind because they can...
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  • Sudip smiling and wearing an eye patch over his right eye after successful cataract surgery.

    Sudip’s Miracle of sight

    Monday, 13th December, 2021 | CBM UK
    “I like to go to school. But I cannot read the letters on the blackboard… I want to study and become a police officer.” 5-year-old Sudip lives with his parents and three siblings in a remote village of Ilam district, about 600 kilometres east...
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