CBM wins prestigious Duty of Care Award
Wednesday, 30th May, 2018
In May 2018, CBM won the International SOS Foundation Duty of Care Award in Chicago, USA. The awards recognise outstanding achievements in meeting high standards of health, safety and security at work. It honours organisations…
Dame Penelope Wilton speaks out on International Day to End Obstetric Fistula
Tuesday, 22nd May, 2018
To mark International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, actress Dame Penelope Wilton has spoken out about the need to tackle obstetric fistula and expressed her support for CBM’s work treating women with the condition.
Art exhibition and choir concert in Cambridge to bring healing and hope for women with fistula
Friday, 11th May, 2018
An art exhibition and choir concert at St Barnabas Church on Mill Road, in Cambridge, will raise vital funds to help women living with the debilitating condition obstetric fistula.
First treatments for blinding trachoma distributed in war-torn Yemen
Tuesday, 8th May, 2018
Antibiotics to treat the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness were delivered to thousands of people living in remote corners of war-torn Yemen for the first time ever last week. The distribution was the result of…
Focus on women and girls with disability: new advocacy paper launched
Friday, 27th April, 2018
A new advocacy paper by CBM UK highlights the particular challenges faced by women and girls with disabilities and recommends how the UK Government can help to promote equality and inclusion through its aid and development work.
New Training Centre to improve cataract surgery in Latin America
Wednesday, 25th April, 2018
CBM, in collaboration with Zeiss, has opened a new training centre in Asunción, Paraguay to train eye surgeons across Latin America in the most effective techniques for cataract surgery. The centre is the first in Latin America…
40 years of transforming lives in West Africa: CBM programme expert speaks to supporters in Northampton
Friday, 20th April, 2018
CBM supporters and friends in Northampton enjoyed a rare opportunity to hear from CBM’s former Country Representative for Nigeria this week. Paul Caswell OBE shared stories of his four decades working for CBM in West Africa…
CBM meets Pakistan Prime Minister about plans to tackle avoidable blindness
Friday, 20th April, 2018
CBM’s Director of Inclusive Eye Health Dr Babar Qureshi and Dr Andrew Bastawrous, CEO and co-founder of Peek Vision, met with Pakistan Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi this week to discuss plans to eliminate avoidable blindness.
World Hearing Day 2018 – Preventing hearing loss in the world’s poorest places
Wednesday, 28th February, 2018
World Hearing Day is coming up on the 3rd March. This globally recognised day allows us to celebrate the progress being made in preventing deafness and hearing loss across the world. But it is also a time to highlight the need for better…
Coming together to prevent childhood blindness in Nigeria
Thursday, 8th February, 2018
Representatives of Nigerian Federal and State Government health ministries, the International Agency for Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), CBM and Standard Chartered gathered in Abuja yesterday for the official launch of a three-year…