Join CBM for an inspiring week of live stories from an eye hospital in Zimbabwe
Monday, 19th April, 2021
From 26-30 April, join us for a week of live stories from our partner eye hospital in Zimbabwe and learn how sight-saving treatment can truly Light up Lives.
Cambridge MP endorses Light up Lives appeal
Wednesday, 7th April, 2021
Daniel Zeichner, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, has voiced his support for our Light up Lives appeal, which aims to prevent blindness in the world’s poorest places by enabling people to access sight-saving surgery, eye treatments…
World Health Day – Celebrating eye health workers around the world
Tuesday, 30th March, 2021
This World Heath Day (7th April), we’re celebrating the incredible, dedicated eye health workers around the world, who work tirelessly in their communities to prevent blindness and restore sight.
Working with local communities in Nigeria to improve access to water and prevent disease
Friday, 26th March, 2021
Together with our long-term partner HANDS, a Nigerian NGO, we’ll be working with ten communities in Kano State, Nigeria, to build accessible water points and train and equip local people to manage these, reducing the risk of disease.
Cambridgeshire churches and businesses help Light up Lives
Thursday, 18th March, 2021
A massive thank you to all the Cambridgeshire businesses, organisations and churches who are helping to raise awareness and vital funds for our Light up Lives appeal to prevent blindness in the world’s poorest places.
International Women’s Day – meet our eye health heroes in Zimbabwe
Monday, 8th March, 2021
Today is International Women’s Day and we’re celebrating the amazing impact female eye health heroes are having on preventing blindness in the world’s poorest places.
World Glaucoma Week: help protect people’s sight
Sunday, 7th March, 2021
It’s World Glaucoma Week… did you know that an estimated 4.5 million people are blind due to glaucoma? Keep reading to find out everything you need to know about this eye condition, including how your support can Light up Lives and…
WHO highlights urgent need for hearing care worldwide
Wednesday, 3rd March, 2021
Nearly 2.5 billion people worldwide ─ or 1 in 4 people ─ will be living with some degree of hearing loss by 2050, warns the World Health Organisation’s first World Report on Hearing, released today.
Latest global figures show 90% of vision loss is preventable or treatable
Wednesday, 24th February, 2021
1.1 billion people globally are living with vision loss and this could rise to 1.7 million in the next 30 years, according to the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). And yet in 90% of cases, visual impairment…
Light up Lives: help tackle the blindness crisis in Zimbabwe
Thursday, 18th February, 2021
Hundreds of thousands of people are living needlessly blind in Zimbabwe – and the situation is worsening due to Coronavirus. Today, we’re launching our Light up Lives appeal to improve access to sight-saving treatment and, until 20 May…