• Jeick has ROP and is being treated at CBM supported hospital in Peru.

    Angelito de diós - Tiny Jeick's fight for sight

    Friday, 9th January, 2015 | Laura Gore
    I’m the Programme Manager for CBM UK and I visited Luz and her family when I was in Peru. I am enclosing a short report that I wrote after my visit… I met Jeick and his mother Luz at their home in Lima, Peru, where they live with Luz’s moth...
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  • Victor Emmanuel was born during the ebola outbreak. He was named after a dr who delivered him and who later passed away due to ebola.

    Ebola: a difficult and dark time for Sierra Leone

    Monday, 17th November, 2014 | John Mattia
    I work as an ophthalmologist and Medical Director at two CBM projects in Sierra Leone, the Lowell and Ruth Gess UMC Eye Hospital in Freetown and the Baptist Eye Hospital in Lunsar, which is situated about 100 km from the capital city.I am acting as M...
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  • Victoria Brignell.

    Throughout the world poverty and disability go hand-in-hand

    Tuesday, 4th November, 2014 | Victoria Brignell
    Even in a ‘developed’ country like the UK, disabled people are more likely to be poor than the able-bodied.  Government figures show that about 20% of British families with at least one disabled member live in relative poverty compared to only 1...
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  • People with headphones on at a conference.

    Can you afford NOT to include us?

    Tuesday, 30th September, 2014 | Diane Mulligan
    A research report from the International Centre on Evidence in Disability (ICED) formed the basis of a discussion today with the UN Committee of Experts on the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. It was a pleasure for me to facilit...
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  • On Sunday 21 September, more than 300,000 marchers flooded the streets of New York City making it the largest climate change march in history and putting this important issue on the top of the global agenda.

    Climate Change and People with Disabilities

    Monday, 29th September, 2014 | Elizabeth Lockwood
    On Sunday 21 September, more than 300,000 marchers flooded the streets of New York City making it the largest climate change march in history and putting this important issue on the top of the global agenda. In addition, in conjunction to the opening...
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  • Upcoming Events at UN Headquarters

    Thursday, 28th August, 2014 | Elizabeth Lockwood
    Below is a list of upcoming events at the UN Headquarters in NYC. I will be attending many of these events and will blog about them throughout the autumn. Click on the titles for additional information. 9 September: High-level forum on Culture of P...
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  • Hands stacked on top of each other.

    Typhoon Haiyan – Turning planning and assessment into action

    Saturday, 16th November, 2013 | Chelsea
    The team are now hard at work in Iloilo city turning planning and assessments into action. After several days of assessing the needs of affected communities, we spent today buzzing around headquarters (the office of or partners ADPI) putting our plan...
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  • CBM emergency response workers assessing damage following typhoone Haiyan in Philippines.

    Typhoon Haiyan: Today's pearl of wisdom

    Friday, 15th November, 2013 | Chelsea
    Today was the third day of the Rapid Needs Assessment and we visited the community of Estancia in the North East of Iloilo province in the Philippines. We started out at the crack of dawn with fish soup – while this was very different from my u...
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  • CBM Rapid Needs Assessment Team members, Gilbert Ogeto and Wilfredo Reyes, are chatting with the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan in the city of Conception.

    Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan - What I saw on my first day

    Thursday, 14th November, 2013 | Chelsea
    This morning I was the rookie of the team and as we headed out for the second day of our rapid needs assessment, I was not sure what to expect. The further we drove towards our destination, the community of Concepcion, the worse the destruction got. ...
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  • Mainstreaming disability in emergency response

    Monday, 21st October, 2013 | CBM UK
    Video Transcript: In Turkana County, there is a general lack of awareness among communities and health service providers on issues related to disability Often, specialised services and care centres are not available to persons with disabilities and ...
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