Colombia

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A girl doing rehabilitation exercises in the Multis Center for children with disabilities

CBM in Colombia

For almost three decades, CBM has supported important programmes in Colombia.

About Colombia

Colombia, the northern country of South America, shares borders with Panama and he Caribbean Sea by the North, Venezuela and Brazil, by the East, Peru and Ecuador by the South and the Pacific Ocean by the West. Its geographical area is about 1.15 million km2 divided in 32 departments.
 
The population in Colombia, according to a 2015 estimate) is of 48.068.561, with a 6.4% of disability. Official indicators from the National Statistics Administration Department of Colombia state that out of the population, a 30.6% live under the line of poverty and a 9.1%, under extreme poverty.
 
Colombia ranks 98 according to the Human Development Index (HDI) of the UNDP, labeling it as high for the country.

Where we work

Through one local partner, the area of influence of CBM in the country is spread in five departments around Colombia, specifically in the cities of Cali, Tumaco, Buenaventura, Montería, Santa Marta.

Our country priority thematic areas

  1. Visual deficiency and low vision prevention and attention
  2. Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR)

Our objectives and result areas in Colombia

  1. Persons with disability and in vulnerability conditions improve their health status through access to quality services
  2. People with disability have improved their quality of life through the implementation of the CBR Strategy

Our partnerships

CBM has supported local institutions in Colombia for about three decades. Today, there is one active programme with a wide reach. There are plans to open now programmes in the country within the priorities topics stated above. 

Our thematic project include:
  1. Visual deficiency and low vision prevention and attention – 1 program in five departments in Colombia

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