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  • A group of people sat in a line wearing yellow bandages following cataract surgery.

    34 people See the Way to a brighter future after a weekend of sight-restoring surgery

    Wednesday, 29th June, 2022

    34 people from rural Byumba District in Rwanda can see again, after a visit from a specialist eye health team to carry out sight-restoring cataract operations. The outreach clinic in May was part of CBM UK’s See the Way project…

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  • Sofia holding a walking stick is standing with a man from Red Cross amongst farm land.

    Families on the verge of starvation in Kenya food crisis

    Monday, 20th June, 2022

    Kenya is facing widespread food shortages amidst its worst drought in 40 years, and people with disabilities are among those hardest hit. CBM is working with our partners to provide urgent support.

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  • Jemilat, a woman with lived experience of fistula who is now raising awareness in her community – wearing a green t-shirt with ‘End Fistula Now! written on the back.

    Working together to #EndFistula

    Monday, 23rd May, 2022

    This International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, we’re highlighting the work of our partners in Nigeria, and celebrating dedicated healthcare workers like fistula nurse Victoria, who are working to prevent fistula…

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  • Headshot of Dame Penelope Wilton.

    Downton Abbey star Penelope Wilton voices support for women living with fistula

    Saturday, 21st May, 2022

    Dame Penelope Wilton has spoken out about the devastating impact of fistula on women and girls living in lower income countries, like Nigeria, ahead of International Day to End Obstetric Fistula (23 May).

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  • Selfie of supporter Steven Murray outside and wearing a CBM branded cap.

    Steven to walk 10,000 steps a day to save sight

    Friday, 29th April, 2022

    CBM supporter Steven Murray from Angus in Scotland is setting himself a challenge of walking 10,000 steps every day in May to help restore sight in the world’s poorest places…

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  • Evelyn, 73, waters her plot in the community garden in Chivi, Zimbabwe

    New policy paper launched: Locating disability inclusion in action on climate change

    Friday, 8th April, 2022

    CBM UK is pleased to share a new Policy Paper that examines the interlinkages between climate change and disability, illustrating the disproportionate impact on people with disabilities living in poor communities…

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  • Female patient wearing a face mask whilst having an eye examination

    COVID-19 has led to alarming levels of avoidable blindness

    Thursday, 7th April, 2022

    The Coronavirus pandemic is having an alarming impact on the numbers of people living avoidably blind – and when better to bring this to people’s attention, than on World Health Day?

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  • Ben running outside

    Ben runs Manchester Marathon for Gran and CBM

    Tuesday, 29th March, 2022

    On 3rd April 2022, Ben Aitken will run the Manchester Marathon to celebrate the life of his grandmother and raise funds for CBM’s life-changing work.

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  • CBM Staff attending a focus group discussion with Women Group at Charitabari at Haripur Union in Sundorgonj, Bangladesh.

    Register now for learning event on partnerships with organisations of persons with disabilities

    Friday, 18th March, 2022

    On 6th April 2022, CBM UK is hosting a virtual event to launch the findings from new report: “We have a key role now”: Lessons learned from partnerships with organisations of persons with disabilities”.

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  • Whitney wearing specialised glasses is looking at paper having her eyes tested

    Light up Lives with us - your sight-saving gift doubled!

    Thursday, 10th March, 2022

    Today, we’re launching our Light up Lives appeal to help restore sight and improve access to sight-saving treatment. And thanks to a group of generous CBM friends, every £1 you donate will be doubled!

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