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…
New guidance will help humanitarian organisations include people with disabilities
Thursday, 8th February, 2018
New guidelines launched this week provide clear guidance and standards for organisations responding to crises to help them include older people and people with disabilities in their work.
CBM-trained mental health nurses praised
Tuesday, 6th February, 2018
An article by mental health experts in the Lancet Global Health magazine has highlighted the “unique and important role” of mental health nurses in Sierra Leone in supporting people affected by the devastating mudslides and flooding…
Rohingya crisis: supporting refugees in Bangladesh
Friday, 2nd February, 2018
Since August 2017, more than half a million Rohingya people have fled horrific violence in the northern Rakhine province of Myanmar (Burma), seeking refuge in neighbouring Bangladesh.
Sharing experiences of improving mental health in Africa
Tuesday, 23rd January, 2018
Experts from mental health programmes in Kenya, Ghana and Nigeria gathered in London this week to share learning about the most effective ways to support people with mental health conditions in Africa.
Government announces 2018 Global Disability Summit
Thursday, 30th November, 2017
The new Secretary of State for International Development, Penny Mordaunt, has vowed to “put disability at the heart of DFID” and announced that the UK will host a major Global Disability Summit in July 2018.
Celebrating International Day of People with Disabilities
Monday, 27th November, 2017
International Day of People with Disabilities (IDPD) is coming up on 3rd December. Find out how we will be celebrating!
North of England Ophthalmological Society to support CBM as Charity of the Year
Friday, 10th November, 2017
The North of England Ophthalmological Society (NEOS) has committed to support people who are blind or living with disabilities in the world’s poorest places, choosing CBM as their Charity of the Year for 2017-18.