Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.

CBM in action

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


  • Regina Lagton, who has a physical disability, and her two children outside their home.

    Zimbabwe food crisis - supporting people with disabilities

    Providing food, livestock & access to water for people with disabilities during Zimbabawe’s worst drought in decades.

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  • Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.

    Combatting blindness in Peru

    In Peru, over 40% of the population live in poverty. Cataract is the leading cause of avoidable blindness…

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    Building livelihoods through organic farming

    Many people with disabilities and their families in India struggle to earn a living. This life-changing programme…

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    Ebola – life-saving information for people with disabilities

    The deadly outbreak of Ebola Virus Disease in West Africa left over 10,000 people dead. In Sierra Leone, the…

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    Emergency response: Nepal earthquake

    On 25th April 2015, a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, leaving over 8,000 dead and many thousands more injured or…

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    Glaucoma treatment trial

    Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide. Without effective treatment, it leads to permanent…

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    Helping people with disabilities claim their rights

    In Malawi, we have been helping people with disabilities to claim their rights, challenge prejudice and be active in…

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    Improving access to cataract surgery in Ivory Coast

    Cataracts cause about half of all blindness. They can be easily treated, but for most people in Ivory Coast the…

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  • Nepal EQ_HRDC relief camp_May 30, 2015: CBM partner HRDC (Hospital and Rehabilitation Centre for Disabled Children) organized a health relief camp at remote 'Phatakshila' village in Sindhupalchowk district, on  May 30, 2015. 
On 25 April 2015 a 7.8 magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, close to Kathmandu, the capital city. There have been many aftershocks since then, including a second major earthquake on 12 May. A month later, the death toll has crossed 8,000, more than 17,000 have been injured and over 500,000 houses have been damaged.

    Including older and disabled people in emergency response

    People with disabilities often find it difficult to access help at times of emergency, such as floods, earthquakes or…

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    Preventing blindness in Northern Zimbabwe

    An estimated 60,000 people are in need of sight-restoring cataract surgery in Manicaland and Mashonaland West…

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    Rebuilding after ebola – Improving community mental health

    We have been working in Sierra Leone for several years to improve treatment for mental health conditions…

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    Restoring hope and dignity – treating obstetric fistula

    Many women in Tanzania live with obstetric fistula for decades, often rejected by their husbands and communities and…

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    Restoring Sight, Transforming Lives

    4.3 million people in the Philippines live with visual impairment. We’re working with our partners to prevent…

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  • Elysee with her grandmother Genevieve after cataract operation.

    Saving sight in remote communities

    An estimated 1.2% of the population of Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are blind. Many people have no access to…

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    Supporting children with HIV and disabilities

    Over 180,000 children in Zimbabwe live with HIV. While survival rates are improving, many develop disabilities…

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