Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.

CBM in action

Introducing some examples of CBM's work around the world. 


  • Helping girls with disabilities into education in Zimbabwe

    An estimated 1 in 5 secondary school-age girls in Zimbabwe are not at school – and girls with disabilities are among…

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  • Amali from India speaking out to challenge misconceptions about mental; health in her community

    Time To Change: tackling mental health stigma in the world's poorest places

    Mental health conditions like depression are a major cause of disability and ill-health worldwide, often leading to…

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  • Community health worker distributing medicine to prevent trachoma in Pakistan

    Eliminating blinding trachoma in Pakistan and Burundi

    Trachoma is an infectious disease that causes the eyelashes to turn inwards, causing severe itching, then if untreated..

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  • Eliminating Neglected Tropical Diseases in Nigeria

    Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTDs) are a group of conditions that cause long-term suffering and often result in…

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  • People standing in flooded fields in Ethiopia

    Emergency: Ethiopia floods

    In July 2018, North West Ethiopia was hit by severe flooding. Families faced hunger and disease as food became scare…

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  • Enhancing maternal mental health and child health in Ghana

    Women with mental health conditions in Ghana often struggle to access maternal health services. This leaves them…

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  • A lady in a wheelchair teaching a young girl IT skills.

    i2i: Helping people with disabilities into employment

    People with disabilities in developing countries often find it difficult to earn a living because they can’t access…

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  • 6-year-old Gokul from India having an eye examination after successful cataract surgery

    Improving access to quality eye health services in India

    An estimated 11 million Indians are blind. In the majority of cases, blindness could be avoided if eye health…

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  • Improving support for people with mental health problems and their families (Malawi)

    People with mental health conditions in Malawi often face stigma, prejudice and abuse. They struggle to access…

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  • Outdoor safe space at CBM's partner Kenyatta University in Kenya

    Mental health support for students in Kenya

    Research in Kenyan government universities has identified high levels of depression and anxiety among students…

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  • Emergency: supporting Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh

    Since August 2017, more than 800,000 Rohingya people have fled horrific violence in the northern Rakhine province of…

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  • 3 people walking to relief camp following Nepal earthquake.

    Helping humanitarian organisations include older and disabled people (Age and Disability Capacity Programme)

    CBM was one of seven agencies involved in the Age and Disability Capacity Programme (ADCAP), which aimed to ensure…

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  • HHOT App launch poster, with phones showing the app in use and instructions on how to use it.

    Mobile app to help people with disabilities during emergencies

    CBM’s Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHOT) is a ground-breaking mobile app to help people with disabilities…

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  • Icon showing a man attacking a woman in a wheelchair. Text reads: Stop violence against women with disabilities.

    Respect, Not Abuse: Tackling Violence against Women and Girls with Disabilities in Nigeria

    In Nigeria, women and girls with disabilities are up to three times more likely to encounter gender-based violence…

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  • Claude from Cameroon has cataracts

    Reducing childhood blindness in Nigeria, West Africa

    No child should be needlessly blind, but in Nigeria, West Africa a lack of eye health services means that many children

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