- 548k people received medical and rehabilitative services
- 2.56m people protected from from Neglected Tropical Diseases
- 34k people received mental health services
People in poor communities are much more likely to be disabled than those living in wealthier parts of the world. One of the main reasons is they are at much greater risk of diseases or conditions that can cause disability.
Also, people living with disabilities in developing countries often don’t get the healthcare or medical support they need – such as physiotherapy, a hearing aid, a wheelchair or surgery.
We work in the world’s poorest places to prevent and treat conditions that cause disability, and to enable people with disabilities to access the medical care that they need.
As mental health conditions are among the leading causes of disability and ill-health worldwide, improving access to mental health treatment and support is a key part of this work. Read more about our mental health work.
How we help
CBM helps to improve health by:
- Treating diseases, conditions or injuries that could lead to disability;
- Improving access to mental health services and support;
- Training specialist doctors, nurses and healthcare workers;
- Providing rehabilitation and physiotherapy;
- Helping to equip hospitals and improve healthcare systems;
- Providing assistive devices such as wheelchairs, crutches or hearing aids.