Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.

CBM in action

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


  • Two young boys standing on sand in Southern Madagascar

    Madagascar Food Crisis

    Back-to-back droughts caused by climate change in southern Madagascar have left thousands of people facing hunger…

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  • Disability inclusive disaster risk reduction in Nepal

    We are working with partners in 3 districts of Nepal to support disability inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction…

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  • Esterei (pictured left) is a member of CBM's partner Mental Health Users and Carers Association (MEHUCA) local committee, in Malawi. She is a carer for her son, Paul (pictured right), who has a mental health condition.

    Mental health in sub-Saharan Africa: researching effective approaches in partnership with people affected by mental illness

    People with psychosis and their families are among the most marginalised and vulnerable groups in society…

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  • An elderly lady with river blindness, and her daughter, in Nigeria

    Working with communities in Nigeria to improve access to water and prevent disease

    Working alongside communities in Nigeria to build and maintain accessible water points and prevent disease…

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  • Village Savings and Loans Association group meeting in Uganda

    Building secure livelihoods for people in Uganda

    People living with disabilities in Uganda often find it difficult to access employment and banking services…

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  • Community fistula champions standing together.

    Preventing fistula and improving maternal health in Nigeria

    CBM is working with Survive Fistula Healthcare Foundation and ECWA Vesico Vaginal Fistula Centre to improve access to…

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  • Women participate in Break the Cycle Village Saving and Loans Associations training.

    Break the Cycle: reducing violence against women and girls with disabilities in Nigeria

    Our 3-year Break the Cycle project aims to reduce violence against women and girls with disabilities in Nigeria…

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  • Group of people holding posters campaigning for the rights of people with mental health in Nigeria.

    Bridging the Gaps: Strengthening mental health support for young people in Nigeria

    Together with our partner Mentally Aware Nigeria (MANI), we’re working to strengthen mental health support available…

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  • A young girl named Ruvimbo having an eye examination.

    Improving eye health for all in Zimbabwe

    We’re supporting four eye units in 3 provinces of Zimbabwe, aiming to improve access to surgery for all…

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  • Group of people sit together on the floor. One man is living with Lymphatic filariasis.

    Improving mental health support for people with Neglected Tropical Diseases

    Our research project, in partnership with The Leprosy Mission Nigeria and University of Jos, will improve support for…

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  • Salome from Rwanda is smiling as she has her eye bandages removed after cataract surgery.

    See the Way: Improving access to quality, inclusive eye health in rural Rwanda

    Our 3-year project in Rwanda is working to improve access to eye health services in four districts, so that people…

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  • Members of the Nepal Disabled Association in Kathmandu, Nepal, receiving hygiene items (such as bandages, diapers and antiseptics) and medical supplies (such as catheters) from CBM’s partner Nepal Disabled Women Association (NDWA), during COVID-19.

    Delivering support with Disabled People’s Organisations in Nepal during COVID-19

    Many people with disabilities in Nepal have been facing huge challenges as a result of Coronavirus…

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  • Community health workers attending mental health training in Bungoma County, Kenya. ©BasicNeedsBasicRightsKenya

    Providing mental health support in Kenya during COVID-19

    COVID-19 restrictions have had a devastating effect on many people’s mental well-being in Kenya…

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  • CBM’s partner in Indonesia distributing basic goods and hygiene kits, in collaboration with community representatives and leaders in Siraman Village, Gunungkidul, Indonesia.

    Reaching the most vulnerable people in Indonesia during COVID-19

    The first case of Coronavirus in Indonesia was identified in March…

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  • Supporting people with disabilities in Bangladesh during COVID-19

    Supporting people with disabilities in Bangladesh during COVID-19

    COVID-19 – and the restrictions to prevent its spread – led to an alarming rise in the number of people facing…

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