Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.

CBM in action

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


  • 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…

    Find out more
  • Preventing blindness in Northern Zimbabwe

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

    Find out more
  • Rebuilding after ebola – Improving community mental health

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

    Find out more
  • 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…

    Find out more
  • Restoring Sight, Transforming Lives

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

    Find out more
  • 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…

    Find out more
  • Supporting children with HIV and disabilities

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

    Find out more
  • Supporting families and schools to keep children in education

    In India, only 1% of children with disabilities have access to school. Our ground-breaking programme in Chamrajnagar…

    Find out more
  • Cataract patients wearing eye bandages following their surgery.

    Training eye-specialist doctors for West Africa

    Many people living in poor communities can’t access treatment that would prevent them becoming blind, or restore…

    Find out more
  • Omari and his father, Amiri can't stop smiling as a doctor comes and removes the bandages after cataract surgery.

    Treating childhood blindness across East Africa

    Poor eyesight has a huge impact on the future of a child in East Africa – children who can’t see are much less likely…

    Find out more
  • Fred sits with his friend before his cleftlip surgery.

    Treating cleft lip and palate

    Every year more than 170,000 children in the developing world are born with cleft lip and/or palate. Where this is…

    Find out more
  • Changing lives through livelihoods

    When people with disabilities can build secure livelihoods, they can escape poverty, support their families and also…

    Find out more
  • Eliminating blinding trachoma in Kenya

    Most people affected by trachoma in Kenya live in isolated, rural areas in the north of the country, with little or…

    Find out more
  • Eliminating blinding trachoma in Uganda

    If untreated, the eye infection Trachoma causes first itching, then intense pain and finally blindness. One third of…

    Find out more
  • Restoring hope and dignity to women with obstetric fistula

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

    Find out more
  • 1 2 3 4

Sign up for our e-news! Enter your email to receive up-to-date news on CBM.

Please complete the fields below: