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© CBM  Neha has been diagnosed with glaucoma in both her eyes. Here she is seen along with her grandmother at a CBM partner organisation - the Biratnagar Eye Hospital (BEH) in eastern Nepal.
Mar 11, 2015

Sight maintained, dreams restored

Neha is a 12 year old  girl from India and is affected by glaucoma. This World Glaucoma Week 2015 she talks with us about her journey and how life never has been easy for her. Tough childhood I am the…
© CBM/argum/Einberger  Dr. Heiko Philippin examines Zaina (right) during outreach activities by CBM partner Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Tanzania.
Mar 11, 2015

Celebrate with us the World Glaucoma Week 2015

cbm celebrates World Glaucoma Week from 8-14 March 2015. The theme this year is 'Beat Invisible Glaucoma'. On this occasion, we speak with our colleague Dr. Heiko Philippin, an ophthalmologist working in Tanzania. What is glaucoma? Glaucoma is a disease…
Jamila Amadou, who has untreated club feet, gets a push through the sand from a young woman in Kiota, Niger.
Mar 5, 2015

Women with disabilities are women too

Women with disabilities don’t have to be forgotten sisters. Together we can MAKE IT HAPPEN – as the theme of this year’s International Women’s Day states. Stephanie Ortoleva a highly recognised author and international human rights lawyer tells cbm  why…
International Women's Day 2015
Mar 5, 2015

Women with disabilities can work at the frontline of development

Disability is often created by social structures.  We talked to Sonja Vasic, who is a medical doctor and has a disability herself about the barriers that women with disabilities still face. As a disability activist Sonia shares the for her…
Ayawavi Moudon, 25, is one of four deaf workers at Credaniah Nouvelle Coupe, a high-fashion tailor shop in Lome, Togo. She dreams of eventually owning her own boutique.
Feb 26, 2015

Excessive exposure to noise: a life sentence? cbm joins the defence team

Exposure to excessive noise - a life sentence? It doesn't need to be because it's avoidable. Join our defence team and see based on a hypothetical story how a preventable hearing loss affected Amanda's life. Exposure to excessive noise is…
Rajani received the National Role Model Award from The President of India Shri Pranab Mukherjee
Dec 8, 2014

cbm India Member receives the National Role Model Award

On 3 December 2014 we were celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities and the efforts of people with disabilities, who challenge and overcome the barriers they face. What made this day even more special was the national role…