Benita smiling after surgery for cataracts.

CBM in action

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


  • 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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  • 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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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • 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…

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  • Changing lives through livelihoods

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

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  • 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…

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  • Eliminating blinding trachoma in Uganda

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

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