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CBM started working in Myanmar in 1976 supporting a school for the blind. Presently CBM is in partnership with the Ministry of Health and the Leprosy Mission (Myanmar) for rehabilitation and community-based programmes throughout the country.
After cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in 2008, CBM continues to work with the Leprosy Mission (Myanmar) to support Disabilities Rehabilitation Centres for persons with disabilities and in 2010 has started a Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) and Disability and Inclusive Development project in 120 locations over 3 years. CBM’s main support focuses on providing training of CBR personnel, awareness programme on CBR and inclusion of persons with disabilities, access to rehabilitation, access to livelihood and disaster risk reduction activities.