It could have been me: Anne Wafula Strike responds to BBC3 documentary "Worst Place to be Disabled?"
Wednesday, 26th August, 2015 | CBM UK
CBM Ambassador Anne Wafula Strike gives a personal response to Worst Place to be Disabled?, a documentary about disability in Ghana shown as part of BBC3’s recent Defying the Label season. I sat with my son, overwhelmed with tears, as I watched...Find out more
We need to build back a better Nepal with disabled people
Friday, 31st July, 2015 | Kirsty Smith
Nepal is not Haiti. The scale of the earthquake is of course very different. Around 8,800 people were killed in the first quake of 25 April, and a further hundred in the second quake in May. In Haiti the numbers reached 200,000 including many senior ...Find out more
A brighter future
Monday, 27th July, 2015 | Laura Gore
Late last year, I had the opportunity to meet Valieth and Susana, two young sisters who had been identified through a community screening. They both had congenital cataracts. We arrived at their home and were greeted by the girl’s grandmother Fau...Find out more
V2020 - The role of tackling Glaucoma in reducing avoidable blindness
Wednesday, 1st July, 2015 | Heiko Philippin
Glaucoma is the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, after cataract. But unlike cataract, the blindness caused by glaucoma is irreversible. That’s why identifying the condition early and treating it effectively is vital to save sight. I...Find out more
VISION 2020 – 2,020 days to go!
Friday, 19th June, 2015 | CBM UK
By Professor Allen Foster, Professor of International Eye Health, Co-Director of the International Centre for Eye Health for London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and former President of CBM International. The World Health Organisation in 20...Find out more
We will Rise Again - Nepal Earthquake
Thursday, 18th June, 2015 | Kirsty Smith
On 4th June I travelled to Nepal to join CBM’s team of local staff and emergency response specialists, who have been working since the devastating earthquake on April 25th to ensure that people with disabilities and injuries receive the help th...Find out more
Inclusive humanitarian response – change is coming!
Friday, 5th June, 2015 | Valerie Scherrer
I arrived in Nepal on May 12th, some hours after the massive aftershock that caused more casualties and a number of additional damages to properties and infrastructure. I could see in the faces of people how their lives were shaken again, and how the...Find out more
"Time to leave our houses and fight for our rights"
Sunday, 24th May, 2015 | CBM UK
Krishna Gautam is a Past-President of the Mid-Western Chapter of ‘National Federation of the Disabled Nepal’ (NFDN) and founder member of ‘Centre for Independent Living’ (CIL) in Kathmandu. Presently, he works with the CIL as the General Se...Find out more
Mental Health and Emergencies: CBM Partners Meeting the Needs of their Communities
Friday, 15th May, 2015 | Heather Pearson
As we watch the events unfold in Nepal since April 25, we are reminded of the extra challenges that people with disabilities experience during disasters. Those with physical disabilities may struggle to flee to safety or travel long distances for e...Find out more
Seeing is Believing - restoring sight in Ivory Coast
Thursday, 14th May, 2015 | Barbara Trachsel
In March, I visited Ivory Coast in West Africa to monitor the progress of our project to scale up the prevention of blindness in the country. This is one of several CBM projects co-funded by Standard Chartered’s Seeing is Believing Programme. The a...Find out more