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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: www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs282/en/index.html Visual impairment was the foundation of cbm's work…
"Members of the cooperative are like a family. We don't want Haiyan to torn the family apart." Group of members. Jemalyn & Myline have asked the men to stay with them to keep them safer. Men from left to right are: Christian, Elmar and Edgar Philippines after typhoon Haiyan, November 2013.
Dec 2, 2013

cbm “breaks barriers and opens doors” by reaching a group of women isolated by the typhoon

Group of women with disability: “If we stay here, we die of hunger. If we leave, we lose everything we lived for.” On the mountain side of Tacloban slightly elevated above the city, the cbm Rapid Assessment Team found a…
CBM Rapid Needs Assessment has spent 3 days supporting persons with disabilities in Tacloban City, one of the most affected areas hit by Typhoon Haiyan.
Dec 3, 2013

Celebrating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities 2013

 “Break barriers, open doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”! ...is this year’s theme of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3rd December. Today over one billion people live with some form of disability, 80% in…
cbm Media Release - World Sight Day 2013
Oct 10, 2013

cbm Media Release - World Sight Day 2013

10th October 2013: cbm joins our global partners in celebrating World Sight Day, and takes this opportunity to present its new guide 'Inclusion Made Easy in Eye Health Programs'. Disability-inclusive eye health The 2013 theme for World Sight Day is…
The Masked Philanthropist
Nov 10, 2013

The Masked Philanthropist

cbm presented - a dining event to reignite the senses! Renowned chef Simon Gault's Euro Restaurant delighted the taste buds with four exquisite courses complemented by New Zealand fine wines. Attendees dined blindfolded or masked by cbm to heighten awareness…
WHA sets disability agenda
Jul 2, 2013

WHA sets disability agenda

From 20-28 May 2013, the WHO held its Sixty-sixth World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. This year, the WHA passed a key resolution on disability, calling on all member states to implement recommendations of the World Report on Disability 2011…
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