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  • Eye health workers at CBM's partner Norton Eye Hospital in Zimbabwe.

    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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • Mairige (70, right) with her sister Hauwa (55, left). Mairige lives in rural Nigeria and lost her sight due to river blindness.

    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.

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  • Dylan (7) and his mother at their home in Zimbabwe, after a successful cataract operation & glasses prescribed by CBM’s partner. ©CBM/Diemer

    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.

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  • Dr Ute Dibb performing cataract surgery at CBM's partner Norton Eye Unit in Zimbabwe.

    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.

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  • 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…

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  • 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.

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  • A patient smiles after successful cataract surgery at CBM’s partner hospital in the Philippines.

    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…

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  • Heri (14), from Tanzania, can see and get around independently again after sight-restoring cataract surgery ©CBM/Hayduk

    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…

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