• Unidentified man having his eyes examined.

    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...
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  • One year on since the Ebola crisis

    Tuesday, 7th April, 2015 | Julian Eaton
    It has now over a year since the Ebola outbreak started in Guinea. CBM supported partners in Guinea and Sierra Leone – 2 of the 3 most affected countries – were forced to scale down their routine activities like community eye care, cataract opera...
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  • David Taylor, CBM Head of Major relationships son Benjamin Taylor.

    What makes a person with disability so precious to God?

    Tuesday, 7th April, 2015 | Dave Taylor
    My precious son, Benjamin died on May 11th 2013, aged 16. Benjamin lived with quadriplegic cerebral palsy. In his case this meant being a wheelchair user, being non-verbal, being tube fed into his stomach via a gastrostomy and being physically depend...
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  • Denis lying on a hospital bed with his sister following his operation on his bowlegs at CBM supported hospital in Uganda.

    Celebrating a mother's love and care - Mother's Day

    Friday, 13th March, 2015 | Rosi Jack
    As the UK celebrates Mothering Sunday this weekend, 15th March, we’d like to tell you about one very special mother. Roy is 26 years old and has four children. She lives with her husband Ronald and four children in a remote village in Uganda, East ...
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  • two people sitting beside a cow as part of CBM's organic farming programme for people with disabilities in india.

    The cost of twiglets

    Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015 | Dave Taylor
    I’ve just returned from a trip to India where I visited one of our CBM partners, Naman Sewa Samiti, in rural poor Madyha Pradesh. I was there to visit an inspiring project, Inclusive Organic Farming. On my outward journey, at Heathrow Airport, ...
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  • Catalina Aguilar speaking as part of a panel in New York for the rights of people with disabilities.

    New York advocacy updates

    Thursday, 19th February, 2015 | Elizabeth Lockwood
    On 9-11 February, I was part of a group in New York, USA, advocating for the inclusion of persons with disabilities in the post-2015 development framework. Orsolya Bartha (The International Disability Alliance) and I were quite fortunate this week to...
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  • Denis has bount's disease and is standing with his family in Uganda.

    Telling a story of hope

    Wednesday, 11th February, 2015 | CBM UK
    Tobias Pflanz is CBM’s Field Communication Manager.  In January 2014, he met 8 year-old Denis, who suffers from Blounts Disease, which makes walking slow and painful.  Thanks to CBM supporters, Denis has started treatment to straighten his le...
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  • Unidentified man speaking at CBM joint Disability Inclusive Development (DID) training in Bangkok.

    “Inclusion is not just about disability, inclusion is about everybody.”

    Wednesday, 28th January, 2015 | Kirsty Smith
    I’m in Bangkok this week taking part in the first CBM joint Disability Inclusive Development (DID) training – ensuring that people with disabilities are included and involved in all development activity. The workshop is aimed at sharing i...
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  • 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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