Saving Sight During Coronavirus 

A unique online event from the front line of saving sight, live from Zimbabwe

Zimbabwe has one of the highest rates of blindness in the world. The country faces a desperate shortage of trained eye health workers and equipment, meaning that many people are unable to access sight-saving treatment.

CBM partners like Norton Eye Unit work tirelessly to prevent blindness and restore sight, but in the last year Coronavirus has made their work even more challenging.

We spoke to eye surgeon Dr Ute Dibb from Zimbabwe to hear about the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on work to prevent blindness at an online event in February with a live audience.

Along with Godwin Kudzotsa from CBM Zimbabwe and CBM UK's Kirsty Smith, we heard first-hand about how the pandemic has affected efforts to prevent blindness in the country and about a new CBM initiative to scale up services in the coming years.

Watch the full event

Thank you to everyone who joined us; we hope you found it as insightful and special as we did.

If you have been inspired to donate to our Light up Lives campaign as a result, all donations made until 20 May will be doubled by the UK government, meaning you will help transform twice as many lives.

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Until 20th May 2021, the UK government will double donations to our Light up Lives appeal up to £2 million.

Public donations will support CBM’s work preventing blindness and transforming lives wherever the need is greatest. Match funding from the UK government will improve access to eye-health services in Zimbabwe.


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