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135th Anniversary between Germany and Madagascar

135th Anniversary celebration between Germany and Madagascar held 15,16 May 2018


Inaugural ceremony in Madagascar 17 March 2018

The inaugural ceremony of the Ophthalmology Clinic of the University Teaching Hospital Androva Mahajanga was held on 17 March 2018


World hearing day in Madagascar 09 March 2018

The World Hearing Day was celebrated on 9th March 2018 in Madagascar, at the Commune of Imerintsiatosika, located 30km of Antananarivo


Volunteering: Standard Chartered Bank in Zimbabwe

Volunteering: The experiences of Standard Chartered Bank in Zimbabwe


University of Zambia (UNZA) organized the Special Needs Education Resource Centre ribbon cutting ceremony with the First Lady of Zambia

On 18 October 2017, the University of Zambia organized a ceremony for the newly built Special Needs Education Resource Centre


Inaugural Paediatric Ophthalmology Unit Madagascar

The MAHITA ophthalmology unit was inaugurated by Pr. Lalatiana Andriamanarivo on the 04th of October 2017


Donation ceremony at Afham Mahajanga

Donation of cookery equipment to the women with disabilities


Restitution ceremony in Antsirabe

CRMM/DROP MADA in Antsirabe held a Restitution cermony


Cyclone ENAWO hitting the North East of Madagascar

On 07 March 2017 cyclone ENAWO hit the North East of Madagascar


World Hearing Day in Madagascar

The World Hearing Day was celebrated on 03 March 2017 in Madagascar


Tropical Cyclone Enawo

CBM and partners' disability inclusive response, after storm batters Madagascar


German Unity Day 3 October 2016 in Madagascar

At the occasion of the German Unity Day, CBM Madagascar participated in the exhibition organized by the German Embassy


CBM AFS and CBM Switzerland visits Madagascar

CBM AFS and CBM Switzerland board members visits Madagascar from 11 to 17 September 2016


‘With Sign Language, I am equal’

Campaigning to have South African Sign Language (SASL) recognised as the 12th official language in South Africa



The first organizational workshop on the launch of the preliminary phase of the Vocational training and livelihood project.


State of the art Clinic opens in Harare, Zimbabwe

On the 24th June 2016 the Harare Children’s Hospital opened the doors to a state of the art clinic


Patient management system developed in Zimbabwe

Employees from the SCB IT department volunteered to develop a patient management system (database).


Donation of NCRS to Project in Madagascar

A donation of 16 595 items of Non Cash Resources (NCRs) were provided by CBM Canada to orthopaedic and rehabilitation projects


Donation to SALFA eye care project in Madagascar

Donation of Phaco machine and Autorefractometer for a CBM eye care project in Madagascar


Rapid Assessment of Avoidable Blindness Training

The RAAB protocol training was held from the 22nd to the 26th of February 2016 in Mutare Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe


Zimbabwe Child Safeguarding Workshop

CBM Child Safeguarding Workshop held in Zimbabwe - 19 to 21 January 2016


Advocacy Toolkit for Disability Mainstreaming

Community of Practice in Disability Advocacy for Mainstreaming (COPDAM)


Accessibility at the vocational training Center

A construction project for training and workshop rooms. This construction was carried out according to the accessibility standards.


Computer literacy at SEJATO Madagascar

The inauguration of the computer literacy class took place on 20 August 2015 in Madagascar


U.S.funding for persons with mobility disability

Harare, September 15, 2015: A United States government funded the wheelchair project.


Uniting towards a disability inclusive society

On the 25th April 3 colleagues of CBM Southern Africa Regional Office took part in the ITU Discovery World Triathlon.


Joy and excitement at the SEMATO School

On 6 March 2015, two major events was going to take place at the SEMATO school.


Tropical Storm Chedza in Madagascar

CBM and partners respond to tropical storm Chedza in Madagascar, to address immediate and long-term needs


Severe flooding in Malawi

CBM and partners are responding to the Malawi flooding to ensure that persons with disabilities are included in relief measures


AfriNEAD Symposium in Malawi 2014

The CBM president Mr. Dave McComiskey holds a key note address at the 2014 AfriNEAD Symposium in Malawi


Launch of Trachoma Initiative to eliminate trachoma

CBM and partners commit to eradicating blinding trachoma in Malawi by 2019.


The Fourth SA Oudtshoorn Youth Cycling Festival.

CBMSA supported a team of 4 riders from Western Province Cycling for People with Disabilities held in Oudtshoorn from 30 June to 3 July 2014


Cooperation celebration between CBM SA and DeafNET

A partnership award was handed to CBM during DeafNET’s 2nd Annual General Meeting on 20 August 2014.


Independence Day celebrations in Madagascar

Independence Day celebrations held on 26 June 2014 in Madagascar


Expanding Participation of Persons with Disability

CBM UK is currently co-funding a project on Expanding Participation of Persons with Disability from May 2012 to March 2015.


Success in Vision 2020 Programmes

Vision 2020 Programmes short course, together with Prof Colin Cook, Head of Ophthalmology, and Mr Martin Hahn, Regional Director of CBM


Holi and Manuella taking part in the UTOP race

Two young women with disabilities have successfully participated to the 30 km “Ultra Trail des Ô Plateaux” (UTOP) trail


A dream come true

In October 2013 Catherine took part in her first swimming gala. At the age of 33 you would think she'd been there before, well no!


Meeting Promise

Promise lives in Goma, and has Cerebral Palsy, she probably has no future hope in the world. I have to believe differently though


Germany and CBM co-finance new ENT dept in Malawi

This is the first fully fledged Ear, Nose and Throat department in Malawi and therefore of immense importance for improved health service delivery


Computer literacy training

Visually impaired children in Madagascar can use computers as effectively as sighted learners


CBM doctor receives Madagascar Award

CBM is proud to announce that Dr. Henry Ebong Nkumbe has been given the award 'Knight of the Order of Merit' in Madagascar


CBM Madagascar partners with movie maker

As part of CBM Madagascar’s activities to mark World Sight Day 2011, a movie was produced in partnership with Gerard Razafindrakoto


30 years of partnership in Madagascar

On 17 June, CBM and its Malagasy partners celebrated 30 years together, and looked forward to continued cooperation in the future


Study shows effect of physical impairment

A research study has shown that young children with physical impairments experience indignity, exclusion, hunger and pain


AKAMA celebrates 25th anniversary

CBM partner AKAMA recently celebrated their 25th anniversary, with many organisations present as well as students and families


Zambian ENT Institute officially opened

The Ear, Nose and Throat (& Audiology) Institute at Beit CURE Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia, officially opens, supported by CBM



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