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War and other major disaster have a large impact on the mental health and psychosocial well-being. Rates of mental disorder tend to double after emergencies. (WHO)
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CBM cataract operations through history

In autumn 2010, CBM will support its 10 millionth cataract operation worldwide!

Here we can see the faces of four decades, representing the millions of people around the globe whose lives have been fundamentally changed this simple operation.

1975, 1989, 1999, 2009

A life-changing operation

Ramaswamy was blind for years until cataract operation from a mobile eye unit supported by CBM changed his life


A mountain trek to restore sight

In 1989 Bebe Devi walked 110km through the Himalayas to have her sight restored


A grandmother feels useful again

A Ugandan grandmother had her sight restored after being persuaded by her daughters to visit a CBM-supported programme


Nathan has every right to sing

Nathan, from DR Congo, had a CBM-supported cataract operation in 2009, giving him a much greater chance of a prosperous and happy life



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