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.
Lord Blunkett urges more action on disability and mental health in world’s poorest places
Thursday, 2nd November, 2017
Former Home Secretary Lord Blunkett hosted a reception on behalf of CBM at which he highlighted the challenges faced by disabled people in developing countries and urged more action to address mental health in the world’s poorest places.
Celebrating World Sight Day 2017 - Making Vision Count
Tuesday, 17th October, 2017
From the large-scale to the light-hearted, CBM activities around the world on World Sight Day (12 October) celebrated the gift of sight and drew attention to the need to combat avoidable blindness.