• 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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  • Village Savings and Loans Association group meeting in Rwanda.

    Stories from Village Savings and Loans groups in Rwanda

    Wednesday, 7th April, 2021 | CBM UK
    People with disabilities often struggle to support themselves and their families in Rwanda due to lack of training and education opportunities but also difficulties in accessing financial support such as loans. In partnership with the National Union ...
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  • Volunteers at a social contact event in Ghana.

    Changing lives by reducing mental health stigma and discrimination

    Wednesday, 31st March, 2021 | Ned Carter
    Ned Carter is a Programme Manager at CBM UK and managed the Time to Change Global programme. Over the last 15 years CBM and partners have been tackling stigma and discrimination in mental health, and contributing to the global evidence base. Why is t...
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  • Dr Ute Dibb smiling

    Working on the frontline to save sight during COVID-19

    Wednesday, 24th March, 2021 | CBM UK
    Dr Ute Dibb is an eye surgeon at CBM’s partner hospital, Norton Eye Unit, in Zimbabwe. She has previously worked with CBM partners in Nepal, Rwanda and Malawi. In this interview, she talks about the current challenges people in Zimbabwe are facing ...
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  • Mental health support group in Ghana for new and expectant mothers.

    One woman’s fight against stigma

    Tuesday, 16th March, 2021 | CBM UK
    Too often, people living in poverty with mental illness are seen as broken, cursed or somehow less than human. And misunderstanding, stigma and exclusion pulls whole families deeper into poverty. One example of such stigma is in Ghana, West Africa, w...
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  • Sight – more precious than diamonds

    Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 | Dave Taylor
    David Taylor is Head of Partnerships and Philanthropy at CBM UK. He travelled to Zimbabwe in 2018, to see CBM’s sight-saving work first hand – and there he met an amazing woman called Violet. This is the story of their encounter. Violet’s s...
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  • Older girl is concerned about taking deworming tablet at school for children with disabilities in Bwari Area Council, FCT, Nigeria © CBM 2019

    Zero Discrimination in MDA - reaching all children with disabilities to beat NTDs

    Monday, 1st March, 2021 | CBM UK
    Published for Zero Discrimination Day 1st March 2021 by Theresa Baird & Kirsty Smith CBM UK / CBM Global and Anouk Gouvras GSA, with operational report contribution by Janette Abing-Taga-an CBM Australia. People with disabilities make up 15% of t...
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