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  • Pom sitting on her porch at home, holding her baby grandsonn her porch at home, holding her baby grandson

    #LoveYourEyes: stories from Vietnam

    Monday, 11th October, 2021 | CBM UK
    Many of us take our sight for granted and we often forget how fortunate we are to have easy access to eye health services here in the UK. 90% of visual impairment could be prevented or treated, but millions of people worldwide don’t have access to ...
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  • Esterei, MeHUCA local committee member, at home with her family.

    Improving community-based support for people with mental health conditions in Malawi: successes, challenges and lessons learned

    Sunday, 10th October, 2021 | CBM UK
    People with mental health conditions in Malawi, as in so many parts of the world, often face stigma, prejudice and abuse. They struggle to access treatment and support due to the lack of mental health resources available, particularly in rural areas....
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  • L-R: Valery, Victoria M, and Rehema.

    Overcoming mental health challenges: stories from a Kenyan university

    Friday, 8th October, 2021 | CBM UK
    Mental health conditions affect as many as one in four people at some point in their lives, equating to about 12 million Kenyans alive today. Research at universities has shown that students, particularly those from lower-income backgrounds, are part...
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  • Group photo of CBM and BasicNeeds staff working on the mental health project in Kenya.

    Celebrating success & partnership: supporting mental wellbeing of students in Kenya

    Thursday, 7th October, 2021 | CBM UK
    As our 2-year project supporting mental health and wellbeing of university students in Kenya comes to a close, we’re celebrating its achievements – particularly innovative adaptations during the Coronavirus pandemic – and our fantastic partners...
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  • Umaru (right) receives maize flour and rice as part of CBM and NUDIPU’s COVID-19 response in Uganda.

    Incredible snapshots of humanitarian workers during COVID-19

    Thursday, 19th August, 2021 | CBM UK
    Today is World Humanitarian Day and in this photo blog we’re celebrating some of the incredible humanitarian workers around the world who have been risking their lives to protect those most at-risk during the Coronavirus pandemic. People with disab...
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  • Susan wearing a face mask

    Second chance at education: A game changer for girls with disabilities

    Tuesday, 10th August, 2021 | CBM UK
    The Supporting Adolescent Girls’ Education (SAGE) project targets adolescent girls’ who have never been to school or dropped out of school due to poverty, child-marriage and disability. These and other barriers are mitigated through a community-b...
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  • Youth with albinism going through low vision assessment

    Project highlights: Supporting young people with albinism to access eye health and employment in Zimbabwe

    Sunday, 13th June, 2021 | CBM UK
    In the past year, 52 young people with albinism (aged 18-35) have been supported to access eye health services and employment thanks to a project in partnership with the Zimbabwe Albino Association (ZIMAS).   In Zimbabwe, people with albinism routi...
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  • Members of a VSLA group in Uganda

    Sharing business success: Village Savings and Loans Associations promote financial independence

    Tuesday, 25th May, 2021 | CBM UK
    Agnes (40) has created a successful business rearing and selling chickens, thanks to business skills training through her local Village Savings and Loans Association. As a person with a physical disability, and the sole breadwinner for her family, li...
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  • Community champions at the Survive Fistula Healthcare Foundation in Nigeria, wearing t-shirts saying 'Ask Me' to help raise awareness and encourage other women to seek help.

    Fistula Day 2021: community champions tackle stigma in Nigeria

    Sunday, 23rd May, 2021 | CBM UK
    Today is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula and we’re celebrating the amazing community champions, who are drawing on their own experience of fistula to help other women and challenge stigma around this debilitating condition. Justina, 18, ...
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  • A pair of glasses can be truly life-changing

    Thursday, 6th May, 2021 | CBM UK
    Junior and Grace are best friends. They go to school together but they also have another thing in common. Both have been struggling with poor vision for several years, making it much more difficult for them to learn in class. But thanks to CBM suppor...
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