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World Glaucoma Week 2014 - Beat invisible Glaucoma!
Mar 12, 2014

World Glaucoma Week 2014 - Beat invisible Glaucoma!

World Glaucoma Week 2014 runs from 9-15 March, the week aims to raise awareness of glaucoma worlwide. Glaucoma is the second most common cause of blindness worldwide after cataracts, however unlike cataracts, glaucoma is irreversible. cbm ophtalmologist Dr Heiko Philippin…
International Women’s Day – Voices of 5 Women with Disabilities
Mar 7, 2014

International Women’s Day – Voices of 5 Women with Disabilities

For International Women's Day 2014, cbm International interviewed 5 women with disabilities from around the world to discuss their hopes and desires for the future. Introduction: The 2014 theme for International Women’s Day is ‘Inspiring Change’. As part of cbm’s…
     © CBM     Sajub (on the right), is a 32 year old Indian man born with hearing loss. As a result of his disability, he was never enrolled in a school. Sajub took up several odd jobs including working in a stone quarry for two years. A year ago, CBM partner ADWR supported Sajub with 20,000 rupees to start his own cycle repair shop.
Feb 26, 2015

International Ear & Hearing Care Day 2015

"Make listening safe" is the theme we are celebrating on 3 March - the International Ear and Hearing Care Day. Have you ever been exposed to exessive noise? Are you aware that it can induce hearing loss and ear diseases?…
Sign language – the key to education!
Feb 14, 2014

Sign language – the key to education!

What is it like to be deaf? Imagine being a child living in one of the world’s poorest countries and being excluded from communication and social interaction due to deafness. Visualize how your everyday life would look like and how…
International Day of Persons with Disabilities
Nov 28, 2014

International Day of Persons with Disabilities

This week cbm celebrates! On 3rd December 2014 it’s the International Day of Persons with Disabilities – a day that this year promotes “Sustainable Development: the Promise of Technology”. What is International Day of Persons with Disabilities? The International Day…
Eye Camps are changing lives in India
Feb 5, 2014

Eye Camps are changing lives in India

In today’s world, 90 percent of the 285 million people with visual impairment live in developing countries. Thereof 39 million are blind, and 246 million people have low vision. * WHO: http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs282/en/index.html Visual impairment was the foundation of cbm's work…
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