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  • Schoolchildren using a hand dug well, funded by CBM, at a primary school in Ethiopia ©CBM/Diemer

    Trachoma Elimination in Ethiopia – making a difference with F&E

    Friday, 15th November, 2019 | CBM UK
    Ethiopia is the country with the largest burden of trachoma globally – 44% of all active trachoma. In 2018, Ethiopia also counted for over 62% of all Trachomatous Trichiasis surgeries done globally. Within the SAFE strategy, F&E (facial cleanl...
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  • 5-year-old Grace being examined by audio technician Patson at CBM’s partner Beit Cure Hospital in Zambia ©CBM/Hayduk

    Newly trained students helping to prevent disabling hearing loss in Zambia

    Wednesday, 30th October, 2019 | Elfreda Whitty
    Elfreda Whitty is CBM UK’s Programme Manager for our Ear and Hearing Care programme in Zambia, which is supported by the Scottish Government’s International Development Fund. She recently travelled to Zambia to meet some of the nurses and cli...
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  • Jean-Baptiste sitting outside his home, holding his walking stick

    Living in rural Rwanda: sight-saving treatment out of reach

    Friday, 25th October, 2019 | Kate Mortimer
    CBM UK Communications Officer, Kate Mortimer, recently visited Jean-Baptiste and his family at their home in Rwanda. In this blog, she talks about the huge barriers Jean-Baptiste has faced in trying to get treatment to restore his sight. The journey ...
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    Mental Health in Africa: Innovation and Investment

    Monday, 14th October, 2019 | Julian Eaton
    This blog was co-authored by Dr Julian Eaton (Co-Director of the Centre for Global Mental Health at LSHTM and Mental Health Director at CBM International), Dr Nicholas Westcott (Director of the Royal African Society) and Prof Stanley Okolo (Director-...
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  • Members of CBM's partner Mental Health Users and Carers Association (MEHUCA) in Malawi.

    World Mental Health Day: on a positive trajectory

    Tuesday, 8th October, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
    As global mental health receives increasing attention on the political stage, Kirsty Smith reflects on key developments in the past year and challenges ahead. Depression has now been identified as one of the leading causes of disability across the wo...
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  • Photo of Robert McCorquodale alongside this quote: “The first thing that has really struck me is the extraordinary impact CBM is having on lives around the world in so many ways. It’s not just the range and scope of projects that impressed me, but the huge transformation for individuals and families.”

    Introducing our new Chair of Trustees: Robert McCorquodale

    Wednesday, 25th September, 2019 | CBM UK
    In May, we welcomed a new Chair of Trustees, Robert McCorquodale. Robert is a Professor of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Nottingham and also works as a barrister. Passionate about tackling injustice, he has provided advice a...
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    UN Summit on the Sustainable Development Goals

    Tuesday, 24th September, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
    This week at the United Nations in New York, the General Assembly is hosting a High Level Political Forum on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This SDG Summit is the first of its kind since the adoption of the 2030 Agenda For Sustainable Deve...
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  • Sue Strand, Emma Layton and Rachel Dutton with the peer support group leaders who took part in the training in Ghana

    Carrying out maternal mental health training in Ghana

    Tuesday, 10th September, 2019
    CBM is working in Ghana to improve mental health support for new and expectant mothers. The project, funded by Jersey Overseas Aid, the Headley Trust and the UK government through their Aid Direct programme, is training midwives and other health prof...
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  • Salome holding her grandson

    Salomé’s Story in pictures: from darkness to light

    Tuesday, 27th August, 2019 | CBM UK
    For 2 years, Salomé was blind due to cataracts, which had robbed her of vision, leaving her isolated, struggling to care for her grandchildren and unable to read her precious bible. But in April, thanks to our supporters Salomé had sight-saving su...
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  • 4-year-old Musanofa has been fitted for leg braces and will be able to walk again.

    World Humanitarian Day: Making emergency relief disability-inclusive

    Monday, 19th August, 2019 | Rachel Aston
    Across the world, 132 million people are in need of assistance because of humanitarian crises, but only seven in ten are likely to receive aid. Around US$25 billion is needed this year to provide food, shelter, health care, emergency education, prote...
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