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  • CBM UK welcomes Parliamentary Committee report on DfID’s work on disability inclusive development

    Tuesday, 30th July, 2019

    Today the Parliamentary International Development Committee (IDC) launches its report on DfID’s disability inclusive development work, following the inquiry which addressed a range of activities including the Global Disability Summit…

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  • patients being examined and treated for trachoma at CBM's outreach clinic in Ethiopia. ©CBM/Diemer

    Number of people at risk of blinding trachoma down by 90%

    Wednesday, 10th July, 2019

    The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced impressive progress towards eliminating trachoma – the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness.

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  • The retiring trustees with CEO Kirsty Smith

    Changing faces on our Trustee Board

    Friday, 5th July, 2019

    CBM is saying farewell and a heartfelt thank you to 5 Trustees this month, after a combined 26 years’ service.  Our Trustees are volunteers responsible for CBM UK’s overall performance, providing strategic direction and leadership.

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  • 9-year-old Allen smiles at the camera
  • Celebrations taking place at the launch of the Community Based Learning Hubs in seven rural districts in Zimbabwe, supported by the Ministry of Primary & Secondary Education in Zimbabwe. ©Plan International Zimbabwe

    New learning hubs will enable girls with disabilities to access education in Zimbabwe

    Thursday, 13th June, 2019

    On 3rd June 2019, Community Based Learning Hubs were opened in seven rural districts across Zimbabwe, as part of a new programme to educate the most marginalised girls, including girls with disabilities. The 6-year programme…

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  • Participants at the Civil Society Forum at COSP.

    Speaking up for disability inclusion – UN CRPD Conference opens

    Wednesday, 12th June, 2019

    CBM and partners are joining governments and disability groups at the United Nations Headquarters in New York this week for this year’s Conference of States Parties to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (COSP).

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  • Irene Patrick-Ogbogu DRAC Executive Director (centre), plus DRAC members, gather to launch the Simplified Version of Nigeria’s new disability legislation. 

    Accessible version of Nigeria’s new disability law launched

    Thursday, 16th May, 2019

    CBM partner Disability Rights Advocacy Centre (DRAC) has created an accessible version of Nigeria’s landmark Disability Act, which became law last year. The simplified version, launched in March…

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  • Adults and children, from a small village in Southern Rwanda, smile and wave.

    Incredible support for See the Way appeal

    Wednesday, 15th May, 2019

    Our See the Way appeal came to an end at midnight yesterday – but our work to end avoidable blindness is continuing. Since the launch of the appeal on 15 February, thousands of individuals, churches and community groups have…

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  • Will Salomé See the Way to a brighter future?

    Monday, 22nd April, 2019

    For 2 years, Salomé has been blind due to cataracts, which have robbed her of vision, leaving her isolated, struggling to care for her grandchildren and unable to read her precious bible. But next week, this grandmother’s life could change

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  • Bishops speak out for their support for See the Way

    Monday, 25th March, 2019

    The Bishops of Kensington and Gloucester have spoken of their support for CBM’s See the Way appeal and urged others to join them in helping prevent blindness and support people with sight problems in the world’s poorest places.

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