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  • Esterei is a member of CBM's partner Mental Health Users and Carers Association (MEHUCA) local committee, in Malawi ©CBM/Hayduk.

    Let’s talk about mental health – with CBM’s Julian Eaton

    Monday, 15th February, 2021 | CBM UK
    Mental health conditions like depression are a major cause of disability and ill-health worldwide, often leading to immense suffering and limiting a person’s ability to live independently. In developing countries, people are more likely to experien...
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  • Group of elderly patients smiling after successful cataract surgery at a mobile surgical camp in Nepal, supported by CBM.

    7 ways you can transform lives in 2021

    Tuesday, 26th January, 2021 | CBM UK
    There are so many ways you can support people living with disabilities, and their families, in the world’s poorest communities this year – keeping reading to find out more! 1. Saving sight Every day, women, men and children in poor communities go...
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  • Doris looking at black and white pictures from her trip to Turkey

    Doris Sadeghi: teaching at a blind school in Iran in the 1950s

    Tuesday, 12th January, 2021 | CBM UK
    In 1955, Doris Head (now Doris Sadeghi) travelled to Iran to teach at the Nur Ayin Institute for the Blind, a continuation of work which had been founded many years before by CBM founder Pastor Ernst Christoffel. When she arrived, Pastor Christoffel ...
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  • Jabes holding a thank you sign, smiling with an eye patch over his right eye

    Jabes' story in pictures

    Wednesday, 16th December, 2020 | CBM UK
    Jabes was born with cataract in his right eye. This caused him many challenges in his daily life – playing, learning and helping his family out. But, thanks to CBM supporters, this 12-year-old from Malawi has had sight-restoring surgery and can see...
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  • 10-year-old Ramadhani from Tanzania holding his thumbs up and smiling

    12 Days of Christmas

    Monday, 14th December, 2020 | CBM UK
    It’s been an uncertain and challenging year, but there have also been some moments of great light and joy in 2020. They say that “every cloud has a silver lining” and one of the ways we’ve coped this year, here at CBM UK, is to take time to f...
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  • Participants demanding justice for women and girls with disabilities at an awareness rally in Nigeria.

    Respect Not Abuse: reducing violence against women and girls with disabilities in Nigeria

    Tuesday, 24th November, 2020
    International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women is coming up on 25 November. To mark this important day, we wanted to share some of the progress that’s been made to tackle violence against women and girls with disabilities in Nigeri...
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  • Saulos, Chair of the Mpemba Committee of the Mental Health Users and Carers' Association (MEHUCA), and his neighbour Valeti.

    ‘Mental Health for All’ on World Mental Health Day

    Saturday, 10th October, 2020 | Kate Mortimer
    As we all learn to live with a “new normal” during the Coronavirus pandemic, our mental wellbeing has never been more important. However, the truth remains that greater investment in mental health is needed to ensure greater access for people liv...
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  • Charlotte was identified by CBM’s glaucoma screening camp and was prescribed glasses

    World Sight Day: 4 things you might not know about blindness around the world

    Monday, 5th October, 2020 | CBM UK
    Today (8th October) is World Sight Day, where we cast a spotlight on avoidable blindness and visual impairment and efforts to tackle it around the world. At CBM, we’re passionate about building a world where nobody is needlessly blind and everyone ...
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  • Yollande doing school work from home, with support from her teacher on the phone.

    Learning in lockdown – supporting girls with disabilities in Zimbabwe during COVID-19

    Wednesday, 23rd September, 2020 | CBM UK
    In Zimbabwe, CBM is working in partnership with Plan International to help the most marginalized girls, including girls with disabilities, to access education. This is part of the Supporting Adolescent Girls’ Education (SAGE) programme, focusing on...
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  • Mary Keogh, Disability Inclusive Director for CBM Global.

    Inclusion through partnership - introducing CBM Global Disability Inclusion Director, Dr Mary Keogh

    Monday, 14th September, 2020 | Mary Keogh
    Mary Keogh is Disability Inclusion Director for CBM Global. In this blog, she introduces her role and explains how partnership is central to building an inclusive world. I’ve worked with CBM since 2008, first in advocacy then as senior technical a...
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