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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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    Time for honest reflection: How well is the UK performing on the SDGs?

    Thursday, 25th July, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
    UK presents its Voluntary National Review This year’s High Level Political Forum at the United Nations in New York was an important one for the UK Government, as it presented its Voluntary National Review (VNR) on the Sustainable Development Goals ...
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  • Students lead one another back to class after recess break at the Kadoma School for Children with Visual Impairments in Kadoma, Zimbabwe

    12th Session of COSP: Putting Policy into Practice

    Thursday, 13th June, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
    The Conference of State Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP) meets this week at the United Nations in New York. In its 12th year, this session focuses on ensuring the inclusion of persons with disabilities throu...
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  • Mr Thom at his church in Blantyre, Malawi. © CBM/Eshuchi

    Creating a mentally friendly environment

    Friday, 24th May, 2019 | Kirsty Smith
     “I was hearing strange voices so to stay in the community, close to people, I felt they were endangering my life. I felt they might kill me. So I just locked myself away for security…. Only when I heard the voice of my wife I would open the doo...
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  • Victoria from Tanzania

    Meeting courageous women living with fistula in Tanzania

    Thursday, 23rd May, 2019 | Kate Mortimer
    Today is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. If that comes as a surprise to you, you’re not alone. I’d never heard of this devastating condition until I became part of the CBM family. But recently, I was fortunate enough to visit one of C...
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  • Children at Buddha School, Nepal, have been involved in psychosocial activities with their counsellors since the earthquake in 2015.

    Building on 15 years of learning, growing and empowering in mental health at CBM

    Thursday, 16th May, 2019 | Julian Eaton
    On World Health Day, April 7th 2019, we launched the new CBM Community Mental Health Initiative. Our Mental Health Director, Julian Eaton, marked the occasion by sharing his thoughts on the journey that has got us to this point and explains what the ...
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  • Rosi showing Salome prayers from UK supporters

    Salomé's Story - Building Connections Across The World

    Thursday, 9th May, 2019 | Rosi Jack
    I’m back in Cambridge after an incredible week in Rwanda – and  Salomé is back at home with her daughter and grandchildren. Thanks to sight-restoring cataract surgery last week at our partner hospital, Kabgayi Eye Unit, she is able to see them ...
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  • Marie (pictured left) with her friend Philomena (pictured right) at Kabgayi Eye Unit in Rwanda.

    The power of friendship

    Tuesday, 16th April, 2019 | Rosi Jack
    I recently had the great pleasure of visiting our partner hospital, Kabgayi Eye Unit, in Rwanda. There, I met two women whose friendship was so powerful and inspiring; I will never forget it. I met Marie before and after her cataract surgery. Marie l...
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    How far did you travel for your glasses?

    Thursday, 4th April, 2019 | Rosi Jack
    A few weeks ago, my 8 year-old daughter needed glasses. No surprise there, given that I’ve worn glasses or contact lenses since about her age. A Saturday morning trip to town, a session trying on frames and a fortnight later she was proudly showing...
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  • #EyeHealthHeroes – World Health Day

    Tuesday, 2nd April, 2019
    This World Health Day, we are celebrating some of our #EyeHealthHeroes who are on the frontline of preventing avoidable blindness in the world’s poorest communities. Jado – Ophthalmic Clinical Officer   Meet Jean de Dieu Karangwa, Jado to h...
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