CBM Africa East and South Annual Report 2021

Advancing Healthcare Through Health Systems Strengthening


CBM operations in Africa East and South region is based in 9 countries supporting over 150 projects in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, South Sudan, Rwanda, Ethiopia, Malawi, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In 2021 we are proud of the impact we have made together with our partners in the lives of over 1 Million persons with disabilities reached through Inclusive Eye Health and Community Based Inclusive Development Initiatives.

CBM Africa East and South Region, in 2021, employed innovative strategies that enabled it to serve over one million individuals, including persons with disabilities despite the enormous challenges posed by COVID 19 pandemic. We leveraged the strong and strategic engagements that we have with a diverse range of partners in all the ten programme countries namely Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

In IEH, we prioritized three key areas namely promotion of a stronger focus on inclusion, advancement of comprehensive eye care, and integration into national systems through health systems strengthening approach. 

On CBID, the Region, through various interventions, advanced the principle that persons with disabilities must be respected and included in their communities on an equal basis, in all areas of life. 

 We look forward to continued positive engagement with stakeholders so that systems can be better strengthened to guarantee not only voice and participation of persons with disabilities, but also access to quality services in an environment that is disability inclusive.

Albert Kombo
Regional Director, Africa East and South

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Our reach in Africa East and South in 2021

  • 1 million persons received Inclusive eye health services
  • 7 million persons received treatment for NTDs.
  • 114,900 persons reached with medical services for ear conditions
  • 75,630 persons received orthopedic services