• 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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  • The outcome we were looking for?

    Monday, 23rd September, 2013 | Catherine
    How can you talk about outcome, when the meeting starts in a few hours? Well, you can already see the accessible version of the outcome document (OD) of the HLM DD on-line. It is great to see it already available in accessible formats. The OD begins ...
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  • Are you ready?

    Sunday, 22nd September, 2013 | Catherine
    Are you all ready for the High Level Meeting on disability and development? This is a very exciting moment for CBM, as we approach this first ever UN High Level Meeting on Disability and Development, 23rd September 2013. It is also exciting, and a bi...
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  • General meeting of all members of self-help groups at the Hospital Sainte Croix in Leogane, Haiti, September 2012

    Hope Clubs - Empowering people with LF in Haiti

    Friday, 2nd August, 2013 | CBM UK
    Lymphatic Filariasis (elephantiasis) causes physical disability and disfigurement, leading to social stigma and marginalisation which often ultimately result in unemployment and poverty. CBM and partners are working to empower people with LF in Haiti...
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  • The New Year

    Tuesday, 5th January, 2010 | CBM UK
    I have gathered strength from family and friends over the festive season, and am ready for the new year. It’s not going to be easy. We have much less funds, and I totally understand. With the past two year’s international financial crisis, we ...
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  • Nkhoma village at dawn.

    The end of the year

    Monday, 21st December, 2009 | CBM UK
    I feel, as I’m sure many of us do just before the end of the year, a bit tired and exhausted! I am looking forward to spending time with my fiance, Jenn and our families. After a few days of rest and relaxation with those dearest to me, I can beg...
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  • New season

    Saturday, 7th November, 2009 | CBM UK
    I had just driven back from dusty Dedza Friday morning, and arriving at Nkhoma the heavens opened for the whole afternoon and most of the evening. The first rains of the season. It’s still 3-4 weeks earlier than usual. Fantastic to see an entire...
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  • Pictures of glasses at a CBM project in Santa Cruz.

    Day Eight : Santa Cruz

    Wednesday, 5th December, 2007 | Keith McAllister
    These eight days visiting the CBM UK projects in Bolivia have passed so quickly and I am sad that today is my last day. I spent the day with Gonzalo getting all of my notes in order and asking a few last-minute questions that would fill in the gaps i...
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  • Fernando is a Trainee Surgeon at Aprecia hopsital in Santa Cruz.

    Day Seven : Santa Cruz

    Thursday, 29th November, 2007 | Keith McAllister
    I had to get to the clinic early this morning, so I told Gonzalo to meet me after the cataract surgeries were finished. The theatre is quite small and there’s only one room used for operations, which limits the clinic’s capacity somewhat but I wa...
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