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October – December 2018

  1. Series on Disability-Inclusive Development

    Sharing knowledge and promoting inclusion

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  2. Launch of book on Inclusive Education at G20 summit

    CBM is delighted to announce the publication of the latest book in the Disability-Inclusive Development (DID) book series.

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  3. Inclusive Education - Case Studies

    CBM is launching its book on Inclusive Education at the G20 Summit in Buenos Aires on 29 November 2018.

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  4. International Disaster Risk Reduction Day in Nepal

    13 October is designated as International Day for Disaster Reduction to promote a global culture of disaster reduction.

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  5. A woman is standing, with her hands crossed in front of her, she seems to be speaking.

    Inclusive education Community of Practice meeting

    The first meeting of the Inclusive Education Community of Practice (CoP) for Latin America and the Caribbean took place in Guatemala.

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  6. Humanitarian Hands-on Tool now available in Spanish

    The CBM Humanitarian Hands on Tool (HHoT) has also undergone preliminary field testing and was finalist in a digital awards competition

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  7. CBM launches a guide for disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

    CBM is launching a good practice guide for disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction, based on its experience in Bangladesh.

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  8. World Sight Day 2018

    World Sight Day, celebrated this year on Oct 11, is an annual day of awareness around blindness and visual impairment.

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July – September 2018

  1. Adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

    Three years after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, more systematic efforts need to be made to realise the commitment to leave no one behind

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  2. Four persons are standing holding a big paper similar to a banking check

    Building financial capacity in Haiti

    The “Center for Inclusion” program awarded six projects involving income-generating activities by DPOs in three regions of Haiti.

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  3. Coordinating trachoma activities in Africa

    We interview Stephanie Akweyu - CBM’s regional NTD coordinator for Africa.

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  4. CBM attends important NTD meeting in Addis Ababa

    From 24 - 26 September 2018 CBM will participate in the annual NTD NGDO Meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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  5. CBM publishes its Neglected Tropical Diseases Report 2018

    The NTD Report 2018 provides details of our work in NTDs in 10 countries across the globe.

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  6. National Accessibility Plan approved in Peru

    On August 8, 2018 Peru approved the National Accessibility Plan 2018 – 2023 via a Supreme Decree after six years of anticipation by persons with disabilities.

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  7. This image shows a woman from Burundi lining up to receive medication. She is wearing colourful clothes.

    Addressing mental health and stigma in NTDs

    People affected by NTDs often face social exclusion and have high rates of mental ill health.

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  8. People busy cutting the ribbon for the official opening of the new building

    Inaugural ceremony at the Lutheran school SEJAFA

    The inaugural ceremony of the new infrastructure for the Lutheran school SEJAFA took place on 30th July 2018 in Farafangana

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  9. The computer literacy room

    Inaugural ceremony at the Lutheran school SEMAA

    The ceremony to the inclusive school for students with visual impairment SEMAA in Toamasina

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  10. Ultra-modern outpatient department inaugurated in Kenya

    Improving quality of life for children with disabilities in Kenya through opening of an ultra-modern outpatient department

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  11. World Humanitarian Day 2018

    CBM recognises World Humanitarian Day 2018 providing a snapshot into our work with partners during a response to flooding in Kenya.

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  12. Global Disability Summit

    Worldwide preparations for London event

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  13. CBM in numbers

    By providing comprehensive development aid and support to people with disabilities, CBM reached millions of persons in 2017.

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April – June 2018

  1. Three men standing on a stage with the school health policy in their hands

    CBM Funded Peek Zimbabwe Project launched

    On the 11th of June, 2018 the Peek Project was introduced to the nation during a high profile event

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  2. CBM plays important role in making Ghana trachoma free

    Ghana is the first African country to eliminate the leading infectious cause of blindness.

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  3. Conference of States Parties to the CRPD: Leaving no one behind

    The 11th session of the Conference of States Parties to the CRPD and parallel events took place at th UNs in New York from 10-15 June

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  4. Huge turn-out at European Development Days

    On 5th and 6th June, the European Development Days (EDDs) took place in Brussels

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  5. A woman is standing in front of a proyection with a microphone in her hand, at her right there is another woman

    CBM in Global Inclusion International Conference

    CBM representatives participated in the Inclusion International World Congress, International Convention Centre, Birmingham, England.

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  6. A group of people, including one person who is using a wheelchair

    Humanitarian Inclusion Standards part of Humanitarian Standards Partnership

    The Humanitarian Inclusion Standards become part of the Humanitarian Standards Partnership, complementing existing guidelines and filling gap on inclusion

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  7. 2 women from CBM and 2 men the German Ambassador and a reporter from the press standing together for a photograph

    135th Anniversary between Germany and Madagascar

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

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  8. CBM wins Duty of Care Award

    The awards recognise outstanding achievements in meeting high standards of health, safety and security at work.

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  9. Global Awareness Accessibility Day 2018

    Join us on Thursday, May 17 2018 and mark the seventh Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD).

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  10. First treatments for blinding trachoma distributed in war-torn Yemen

    Antibiotics to treat the world’s leading infectious cause of blindness were delivered to people in remote corners of war-torn Yemen

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  11. CBM meets Pakistan Prime Minister

    Tackling avoidable blindness in Pakistan

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  12. The ophthalmology clinic building

    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

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  13. Group of people sitting under a tent listening to a woman talking

    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

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  14. Accountability for SDG4 through Citizen Participation

    CBM supports the Global Campaign for Education (GCE) during Global Action Week (GAW) 22nd-28th April, 2018

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  15. this image shows a girl walking through her school using crutches

    Disability Inclusion Policy Brief

    This policy brief identifies priority actions for disaster readiness, response and recovery

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January – March 2018

  1. The participants are composed of representatives from CBM and partners.

    CBM, partners collaborate towards Inclusive Eye Health in the Philippines

    Collaboration of CBM and partners to create Inclusive Eye Health MYP in the Philippines.

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  2. this image shows a woman from togo sitting in a wheelchair. She is wearing colourful traditional dress of togo with a head turban, and is listening to someone's speech

    New toolkit to make SDGs inclusive

    A new toolkit has been developed by CBM & IDA as a guide on how persons with disabilities can engage in advocacy to make the SDGs inclusive

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  3. A glass vinily design that reads CBM Phaco Training Center

    Model eye health training center in Latin America

    The CBM Phaco Training Center opened its doors in a special inauguration event in Paraguay

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  4. CSW62: Ensuring the voice of women with disabilities

    The United Nations 62nd Commission on the Status of Women will be held at the UN Headquarters in New York from 12 to 23 March 2018

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  5. Programme to prevent childhood blindness in Nigeria

    Representatives of the government, IAPB, CBM and Standard Chartered launched a programme to prevent childhood blindness and visual impairment

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  6. This image shows a little Haitian boy and girl standing in front of a tent

    Humanitarian Inclusion Standards

    This document provides guidance to include older people and people with disabilities in all sectors and at all stages of humanitarian action

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  7. CBM-trained mental health nurses praised

    An article in the Lancet Global Health has highlighted the “unique and important role” of mental health nurses in Sierra Leone

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  8. CBM attends the Global Partnership for Education (GPE) Replenishment Conference

    CBM will attend the GPE Replenishment Conference in Senegal on 1-2 February 2018 and has endorsed the IDDC inclusive education call to action

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  9. The road to inclusive cities

    CBM will attend the World Urban Forum 9 (WUF9) in Kuala Lumpur from February 7th-13th 2018.

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  10. Woman and man standing with documents

    Volunteering: Standard Chartered Bank in Zimbabwe

    Volunteering: The experiences of Standard Chartered Bank in Zimbabwe

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  11. Celebrating 20 years of service with in Cuba

    CBM and local partner CIC celebrated 20 years of cooperation to improve the quality of life of persons with disabilities in Cuba

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  12. Linking Country and Global Advocacy in Support of Disability Rights

    Various stakeholders compiled a report on the participation of DPOs in the national implementation review process of the SDGs

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  13. Visiting CBM's 'centre for inclusion' in Haiti

    Members of the African and European Parliaments, advisors and members of CSOs visited CBM's 'Centre for Inclusion'

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October – December 2017

  1. CBR in the Agenda of Latin America countries

    The IV Continental CBR Congress was held from November 20 – 22 in Ecuador with more than 400 participants from more than 35 countries

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  2. The impact of inclusive education and employment

    On 7 December, CBM celebrated the International Day of Persons with Disabilities by organising an event on the impact of inclusive education and employment for persons with disabilities

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  3. Absent from the AU-EU Summit, the Voice of Civil Society

    Civil society organisations were prevented from presenting their views at the Abidjan Summit due to a veto from some countries

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  4. Young beneficiaries of Simon of Cyrene gather on the stage for a presentation.

    Featured Partner: Simon of Cyrene

    Simon of Cyrene has been CBM Philippines' partner since 1983. The organisation aims to empower persons with disabilities for them to improve their quality of life and help them become proactive members of society.

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  5. Partners of CBM Philippines joined together for the Philippine Partners Meeting.

    Philippine Partners Meeting strengthens collaboration with project partners

    CBM Philippines gathered 30 partners through the Philippine Partners Meeting on November 13-15, 2017.

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  6. School children line up outside their classroom and hold their CBM bags.

    Together we can do more

    CBM-Asia South East Regional Director Rainer Guetler shares updates regarding the future direction of CBM Philippines. He also talks about the Post-Emergency Response Implementation Programme (PERIP) in the Philippines.

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  7. Dr. Reden Rabino is awarded by the IAPB

    Partner Eye Doctor: One of the IAPB Eye Health Heroes

    Dr. Redentor Rabino, a partner ophthalmologist of Cataract Foundation - CBM's partner in Inclusive Eye Health, is named one of the Eye Health Heroes by the IAPB.

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  8. Dra. Lourdes Ignacio stands with members of the award giving body.

    Community Mental Health Partner Awarded

    Dra. Lourdes Ignacio, project director of the World Association for Psychosocial and Rehabilitation, Philippines (WAPR), is given the ‘Geminiano T. de Ocampo Visionary Award for Medical Research’ on October 12, 2017.

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  9. Happy Holidays from CBM Philippines!

    Happy Holidays from CBM Philippines!

    Holiday greetings from CBM Philippines

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  10. Four leaders of partner organisations under the livelihood cluster joins Mr. Rainer Guetler, regional director of CBM in the Philippines, on stage.

    Livelihood Cluster led the Employers Forum

    CBM Philippines Livelihood Cluster conducted an Employers Forum, participated by local government units and private organisations.

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  11. Programme Manager of CBM Philippines joins representatives from partner organisations during the ECCD Conference

    Early Childhood Care and Development Providers learn from CBM and partners

    CBM Philippines and partners organisations shared their expertise during the Early Childhood Care and Development Providers Conference.

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  12. CBM Philippines Field Coordinator stands infront the exhibit with four partners.

    CBM and partners join the National Mental Health Fair

    CBM Philippines, together with partners from the Bicol Region, joined the National Mental Health Fair led by the Department of Health.

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  13. Group of important people attending the ceremony

    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

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  14. Regional Partnerships to foster Inclusion

    From 12th to 16th October, CBM had the opportunity to exchange expertise with Nelbert Perez from the Pacific Disability Forum.

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  15. Two gentleman and a woman standing in ophthalmology unit

    Inaugural Paediatric Ophthalmology Unit Madagascar

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

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  16. a woman harvesting maize

    Hurricane Matthew - One year later

    Inclusive emergency response in Haiti and Cuba

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July – September 2017

  1. Group of people sitting under a shaded tent

    Restitution ceremony in Antsirabe

    CRMM/DROP MADA in Antsirabe held a Restitution cermony

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  2. Man standing at a podium, talking to a group of people

    Donation ceremony at Afham Mahajanga

    Donation of cookery equipment to the women with disabilities

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  3. Five people are sitting at a decorated table with name tags in front of them

    CBM evaluates national attention program

    CBM presented the results of the evaluation of the program for attention of persons with disability in Ecuador held by Ministry of Inclusion

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  4. 2 years since adoption of the SDGs

    A universal Agenda – in two years what has it delivered?

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  5. CBM wins prestigious António Champalimaud Award

    CBM wins prestigious António Champalimaud Award

    CBM has been awarded the prestigious António Champalimaud Vision Award for 2017, together with Sightsavers for its work on eye health.

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  6. CBM and Cataract Foundation staff joined the Walk for Sight activity led by the Department of Health

    CBM joins 'Walk for Sight 2017'

    CBM staff joined 'Walk for Sight 2017' in celebration of Sight Saving month.

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  7. CBM launches Humanitarian Hands-on Tool (HHoT)

    This mobile app aims to become the ‘go-to’ field resource for all agencies implementing humanitarian work that leaves no-one behind

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  8. CBM signs Memorandum of Understanding with Peek Vision

    Peek Vision and CBM are entering into partnership with the aim of using Peek technology to support and further develop CBM’s eye health

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  9. A Place for Inclusion

    From the 11-13 July 2017, CBM was part of an IDDC delegation and participated in the third Africa – EU Civil Society Forum in Tunis

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  10. Representatives from CBM-ASE, RBI, and Bogo City Local Government Unit joined the turnover of 13 shelters

    48 persons with disabilities to benefit from shelter project

    CBM-ASE partner Resources for the Blind, Inc. (RBI) turned over 13 duplex houses in Bogo City, Cebu.

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April – June 2017

  1. this image shows a Nepali woman sitting in the fields smiling at the camera

    Focusing on Mental Health in DiDRR

    DiDRR is essential in a context where the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim at leaving no one behind.

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  2. Two participants from PAVIC and Kirsty Smith from CBM UK.

    PAVIC holds 5th Parents Congress

    The Parent Advocates for Visually Impaired Children, Inc. (PAVIC) held its 5th Parents Congress on May 12, 2017 at Quezon City, Philippines.

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  3. The EU Consensus on Development

    The EU adopted the new EU Consensus on Development on May 19, 2017 to coordinate a response on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its SDGs

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  4. Call to Action on investing in disability-inclusive education

    On Thursday 27 April a community of non-profit organisations are launching a ‘Call to Action on investing in disability-inclusive education

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  5. Nepal Earthquake – Two Years On

    We have implemented emergency programmes in partnership with 9 local partners covering 17 districts affected by the earthquake

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  6. New Centre of Excellence for Eye Health inaugurated

    CBM helped inaugurate an Eye Institute’ in Yaoundé, Cameroon to improve, preserve and restore eye health and vision

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  7. a woman receiving seeds at a distribution point

    Hurricane Matthew - Six months on

    CBM response ensuring that persons with disabilities in Haiti and Cuba are able to rebuild their lives

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January – March 2017

  1. Streets flooded with water from the cyclone

    Cyclone ENAWO hitting the North East of Madagascar

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

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  2. Group of people sittung under a tent

    World Hearing Day in Madagascar

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

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  3. A child with cerebral palsy and hearing problems during a session with her teacher.

    Guatemala National Disability Survey (ENDIS)

    CBM, working in a multi-stakeholder collaboration, reveals the key findings of a new national disability survey in Guatemala.

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  4. flooded streets

    Tropical Cyclone Enawo

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

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  5. Representatives from government agencies, NGOs, and private institutions join NCDA in the groundbreaking ceremony.

    A hub of empowerment for persons with disabilities to rise soon

    CBM joins the National Council on Disability Affairs (NCDA) during the groundbreaking ceremony of the Model Disability and Resource Development Center (DRDC).

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  6. A pedia-ophthalmologist examines a young girl who has cataract on both eyes.

    Better services for children with visual impairment now available in Western Visayas

    CBM funded a handheld keratometer which allows children to see much better after surgery.

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  7. New research: Evaluating the impact of a community-based parent training programme for children with Cerebral Palsy in Ghana

    New research findings from CBM supported research project: “Evaluating the impact of a community-based parent training programme for children with Cerebral Palsy in Ghana”

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  8. a woman, using crutches, in a ruined house

    Hurricane Matthew - After three months

    CBM response is ensuring that persons with disabilities and other more at-risk community members are included

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October – December 2016

  1. CBM Launches Book “Inclusion Counts''

    Why governments and other development actors cannot afford to continue excluding persons with disabilities.

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  2. Mental health in Nepal

    Mental health is one of the less prioritised areas in the health care sector of Nepal.

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  3. European Disability and Development Week

    CBM has been working with other partner organisations of IDDC to organise the European Disability and Development Week

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  4. Another step towards mental health for all

    The compelling need to ensure that people with mental health needs receive care spurred WHO to launch the mhGAP in 2008.

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  5. Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Epidemics

    Recent years have seen epidemics, for example SARS, Ebola, and Zika.

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  6. QualityRights Gujarat: Reforming Mental Health Services

    QualityRights Gujarat Project (QRG): an innovative intervention to improve public mental health services in Gujarat, India.

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  7. Award for Trachoma programme

    CBM has been recognised for its outstanding innovation in improving water, sanitation and hygiene to tackle trachoma.

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  8. A woman with red 'CBM' t-shirt taking nates surrounded by people, including persons with disabilities

    Hurricane Matthew - One month on

    CBM and partners implement comprehensive strategy to ensure affected communities recover from Hurricane Matthew

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  9. Stronger Together! Working to eliminate trachoma in Uganda by 2019

    Partners working to eliminate trachoma in Uganda came together to celebrate World Sight Day in Nakapiripirit District in Northern Uganda

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  10. CBM signs MoU with WHO to eliminate NTDs

    CBM has signed an ambitious Memorandum of Understanding with the World Health Organisation to eliminate Neglected Tropical Diseases

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  11. A school teacher helps a preschool student learn how to fingerspell.

    #Costing Equity: The case for disability-responsive education financing

    CBM's support to the IDDC consortium #Costing Equity research launched at the UN General Assembly.

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  12. CBM a key sponsor and program partner of IAPB General Assembly

    CBM will be attending the IAPB’s 10th General Assembly (10GA) from 27-30 October 2016 held in Durban, South Africa, as a key sponsor.

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  13. A wheelchair user next to a lake, looking at high-rise buildings on the opposite side of the lake

    Habitat III and the Inclusion Imperative

    CBM and the Global Network on Disability Inclusive and Accessible Urban Development participate in the HABITAT III process

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  14. Two people sitting at a CBM stand

    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

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  15. Group of people standing in front op a building

    CBM AFS and CBM Switzerland visits Madagascar

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

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  16. Hurricane Matthew - Questions & Answers

    Questions and answers on Hurricane Matthew, including the importance of ensuring a disability inclusive response

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  17. hurrican destroyed buildings

    Hurricane Matthew

    CBM and partners respond to Hurricane Matthew

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July – September 2016

  1. SDGs One year on - where is the EU?

    The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted a year ago in New York with the aim of leaving no-one behind and eliminating poverty by 2030.

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  2. CBM attends the World CBR Congress

    CBM will attend the 2nd World CBR Congress from Sept 27-29 2016 in Kuala Lumpur

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  3. EU Consensus for Development

    28 Member States and EU institutions work to find consensus around Sustainable Development Goals.

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  4. One year since the EU was issued with recommendations to implement the CRPD

    On 2nd October 2016 it will be one year since the European Union was issued with recommendations to implement the CRPD

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  5. Women and Girls with disabilities at the centre of an inclusive development

    Many women and girls experience multiple and intersecting forms of discrimination, vulnerability, and marginalisation throughout their lives

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  6. ‘With Sign Language, I am equal’

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

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  7. Social Impact Assessment of Livelihood Programmes

    CBM helped conduct an exploratory study to investigate how the SROI framework can be applied in the field of livelihood development

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  8. This image shows the audience at the conference, listening to the speakers.

    Human Rights and the CRPD – What Lies Ahead?

    The WBU & ICEVI brought together over 800 activists, professionals and supporters of the global blindness movement to celebrate achievements

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  9. Intersectionalities of Identities

    CBM will soon be attending the 13th AWID international forum in Brazil. We take this opportunity to interview our colleague Maegan Shanks.

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  10. Man standing at the official clinic name plate

    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

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  11. Group of people attending the workshop


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

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  12. portrait of Rima Canawati

    Rima Canawati wins International Leadership Award

    Rima Canawati received nternational Leadership Award for outstanding service to ICEVI and children and young people with visual impairment

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  13. Group of young girls wearing school uniforms standing in the classroom and waving and smiling at the camera

    Building collective power of women with disabilities

    CBM will take part in the 13th AWID international forum held in Brazil from 8-11 September 2016, attended by over 2,000 participants.

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  14. a child's hands, washing under stream of water from a barrel

    World Humanitarian Day 2016

    CBM highlights the Humanitarian Disability Charter and interviews Ethiopian Emergency Programme Manager

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  15. IAWG Logo

    Announcing the 4th Annual International Humanitarian Partnership Conference 2016

    Humanitarian practitioners, academicians and age and disability champions in Africa and the world over will be attending the 4th Humanitarian Partnership Conference (HPC) in Nairobi, Kenya on 21 - 22 September 2016 at the Boma Hotel owned by the Kenya Red Cross Society (KRCS).

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  16. 6 gentlemen at an outdoor event

    CBM Kenya launches ‘Linda Maisha’ Road Safety Campaign

    In a bid to raise awareness on road safety, CBM Kenya has launched a road safety campaign dubbed Linda Maisha- Zuia Ulemavu (Protect lives- Prevent disabilities) at a colourful event in Nairobi.

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  17. Rights of persons with disabilities in EU-Africa JPA

    At the June 2016 Joint Parliamentary Assembly in Windhoek, MEPs and MPs decided to bring disability back to the agenda

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  18. Patient management system developed in Zimbabwe

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

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  19. A lady is standing talking, behind her two banners

    Cooperation on public policies for disability

    The II International Congress on Health and Markets in Ecuador took place on July 7 and 8, 2016.

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  20. Action to implement the 2030 Agenda

    A year after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda, Member States, Civil Society, the Private Sector and UN Agencies come together for the High Level Political Forum.

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  21. High-level Political Forum and the engagement of persons with disabilities

    Orsolya Bartha & Elizabeth Lockwood talk about the upcoming High Level Political Forum.

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  22. HLPF: On the way to New York again

    Michael Herbst (CBM Germany Head of Advocacy Unit) talks about the High- Level Political Forum in New York.

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  23. HLPF - The point of view of an Egyptian organisation

    Ms. Margrit Saroufim from CEOSS (Coptic Evangelical Organization for Social Services) talks about the potential impact of the HLPF.

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  24. Madagascar and the opportunity of the HLPF

    Madagascar is one of the countries that has volunteered to give a national review at the High-Level Political Forum (HLPF)

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April – June 2016

  1. consumables, such as rehabilitation training stairs, walkers, canes, crutches, wheelchairs, bath chairs, and assorted orthoses, braces, specialized orthopaedic stand

    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

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  2. Children singing at an outdoor event

    Protecting the rights of all children in conflict and crisis situations

    As a society it is our responsibility to safeguard the rights of our children by ensuring that our environment is safe from crisis and conflict.

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  3. Group of people standing next to eye equipment

    Donation to SALFA eye care project in Madagascar

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

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  4. A boy watching a man who is ploughing with oxen

    Ethiopia food crisis

    CBM responding to address immediate needs and build resilience, including people who are most at-risk

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  5. CBM highly commended at 2016 Duty of Care Awards

    CBM has been highly commended at the 2016 Duty of Care Awards in the ‘Innovation’ category

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  6. A woman writing on a clipboard in a scene of rubble from damaged buildings

    Nepal 2015 earthquake - Impact assessment

    Research assessing the impact of the 2015 Nepal earthquake on older people and persons with disabilities

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  7. Costing Equity

    The Education Commission is working towards estimating the financing needed to meet SDG 4.

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  8. CBM contribution towards a new WHO resolution

    The first Resolution on the prevention of hearing loss and deafness in over 20 years is on its way!

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  9. CBM announces appointment of Chief Programme Officer

    David Bainbridge starts at CBM with effect from 01 June 2016

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  10. Participants segmenting cluster

    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

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  11. A lady trainer instructs a gentleman at a training workshop

    Anchoring child safeguarding in our partnerships

    In order to ensure that all children are safe from all forms of abuse, CBM in Kenya undertook an inaugural child safeguarding training at the just concluded Kenya Implementing Partners Forum (KIPAF).

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  12. three people smiling

    Community Mental Health case studies manual

    A practical CMH case studies manual, developed by mental health experts at LSHTM and CBM, in collaboration with local partners

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  13. a man speaking in sign language

    Disability charter endorsed at World Humanitarian Summit

    CBM, with partners, participates in the first ever World Humanitarian Summit, promoting inclusion of persons with disabilities

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  14. a sign 'aging & disability focal point' and three people, one who is a wheelchair user

    Active Participation: Key to Inclusion

    Testimonies from humanitarian workers with disabilities

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  15. Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016

    On GAAD, we interview Jay Kumar, a programme officer and a member of advocacy team in CBM South Asian Regional Office

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  16. Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2016

    On GAAD which falls this year on 19 May, we speak with Manish Prasai, administrative manager of a CBM partner - the National Federation of the Disabled Nepal

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  17. The World Humanitarian Summit and disability inclusion

    On 23rd and 24th of May 2016, the first ever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) will take place in Istanbul, Turkey

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  18. Setting humanitarian action on a new course

    The declaration of Ms. Heidi Hautala, Member of the EP Delegation to the World Humanitarian Summit, former Finnish Minister for International Development.

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  19. Time for action for persons with disabilities at the World Humanitarian Summit

    Camille Gosselin, Humanitarian Advocacy Manager of Handicap International, explains the Charter on "Inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian action"

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  20. Charter presents agenda for inclusive humanitarian action

    CBM endorses the Charter on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action

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  21. Silent Tears exhibition, the story untold

    CBM co-hosted a side-event with Handicap International’s Making It Work Initiative on Gender and Disability

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  22. mother helping boy put on schoolbag

    Ecuador Earthquake

    CBM and partners responding to the 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck Ecuador on 16 April 2016

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  23. A young boy running happily on a path through bushes

    Nepal earthquake - one year on

    Working to ensure that everyone in the affected communities - including persons with disabilities - benefits from and participates in relief and recovery work

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  24. Q&A

    Ecuador Earthquake Q&A

    Questions and answers on the April 2016 Ecuador Earthquake

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  25. Review of education systems in low- and middle income countries

    CBM commissioned a systematic review of education systems for quality education for all in low- and middle income countries

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  26. Out of the Shadows: Making Mental Health a Global Development Priority

    CBM is taking part in a series of events co-hosted by the World Bank and the World Health Organization on 13 and 14 April 2016

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  27. Mental health is key to disaster risk reduction

    Humanitarian crises have a great impact on mental health. Working to strengthen resilience of communities at risk of disaster is important.

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January – March 2016

  1. Two men with suits are sitted by a table signing some papers

    Municipalities agree on inclusive development

    Four municipalities sign agreement to work for community based inclusive development in Ecuador

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  2. A group of four gentlemen smiling and shaking hands as part of a signing ceremony

    The Government of Japan commits USD 118,200 to CBM toward the building of a new eye patient ward in Juba, South Sudan

    The Government of Japan has partnered with CBM toward the construction of a new ophthalmic (eye) patient ward at the Buluk Eye Centre (BEC) in Juba.

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  3. A group of people gathered around a table, talking

    Guatemala establishes National Network for Hearing

    Representatives from many different institutions agreed on the creation of the National Network for Hearing in Guatemala

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  4. Group of people attending a workshop, standing in front of CBM banner

    Zimbabwe Child Safeguarding Workshop

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

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  5. A little girl smiling

    Sharing perspectives about CBR from Latin America

    CBM is glad to present the report “Community Based Rehabilitation (CBR) Critical Perspectives from Latin America” by Dr. Shaun Grech

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  6. A woman is standing with a microphone and one of her arms is touchng a screen with an image about disaster

    Achieving inclusive risk reduction in America

    The High Level Regional Meeting for Inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction was held on February 17-18 in Ecuador with participation of CBM

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  7. People sitting in an auditorium see the presentation of a book cover

    Labour inclusion for Persons with Disability

    CBM LARO released the document “Guides and Tools for Social and Labour Inclusion for Persons with Disabilities” by regional advisors

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  8. This image shows 2 formally dressed men sitting at a table with pens in their hands, signing the MoU document and smiling at aht camera

    CBM signs MoU with International Council of Ophthalmology

    CBM signs MoU with International Council of Ophthalmology

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  9. This photo shows 2 African women wearing bright traditional clothes. One woman kneeling in thanks and the 2nd is patting her on the back

    Trachoma mapping project identifies 100 million people at risk of avoidable blindness

    The Global Trachoma Mapping Project has successfully identified 100 million people at risk of blinding Trachoma.

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  10. New resources on Agenda 2030 and the CRPD

    Some new resources have recently become available on Agenda 2030 and the CRPD

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  11. This image shows 1 lady and 1 young girl sitting on the ground on a mat, with some interview papers around them

    2016 International Symposium on Disability and Data

    ICED and CBM, Sightsavers, ICRC and Handicap International will be hosting an International Symposium on ‘Disability in the SDGs

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  12. Children sitting on the mat are eating

    CBM Country Office in Niger at the New Hope House

    International Day of Persons with Disabilities: CBM at the New Hope House, the psychiatry and burns services at the National Hospital

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October – December 2015

  1. Stage with accessibility ramp and several speakers

    Disability-inclusive Sendai implementation

    The Dhaka Declaration, adapted at the Dhaka Conference on Disability and Disaster, December 2015, supports implementation of the Sendai Framework

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  2. Disability inclusion in international cooperation

    A conference “Leave no one behind: tackling inequalities of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Agenda” was organised in Brussels

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  3. European conference on disability-inclusive development cooperation

    CBM is co-hosting a conference entitled 'Leave no one behind - Tackling inequalities of persons with disabilities in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development'

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  4. two people, one reading braille

    Disability-inclusive shelter training in Nepal

    CBM emergency response in post-earthquake Nepal, in collaboration with key stakeholders, provides training on disability-inclusive shelter and settlement in emergency

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  5. Importance of data in disability

    Islay Mactaggart from ICED talks about the importance of data in disability

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  6. two women and a young girl walking in mountains

    Nepal earthquake - six months on

    More than 21,000 people reached so far, as CBM and partners' inclusive response to the Nepal earthquake looks to the future

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  7. Agenda 2030 – 3 different perspectives

    Interview with Lars Bosselmann, Elizabeth Lockwood, and CBM’s partner, Risnawati Utami

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  8. CBM launches its publication

    CBM launches its publication on Disability and Sustainable Development at the European Parliament on 13 October 2015

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  9. Two people walking through woodland (one is a wheelchair user)

    International Day for Disaster Reduction 2015

    CBM recognises International Day for Disaster Reduction (IDDR) 2015, and highlights the importance of disability-inclusion in building resilience

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July – September 2015

  1. People with disabilities to a competition

    Inclusive Recruitment: from words to deeds

    Two young persons with disabilities occupied the 2nd and 3rd place at the end of a competition for which eleven people participated in Niger

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  2. A group of people watching a blind boy working on the computer

    Computer literacy at SEJATO Madagascar

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

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  3. Accessibility at the National vocational training Center

    Accessibility at the vocational training Center

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

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  4. Two men shucks corn at home in the village

    U.S.funding for persons with mobility disability

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

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  5. A man, holding two crutches, and a woman are standing behind a counter in a small grocery shop. They are smiling.

    Dialogues on Sustainable Development

    CBM releases new publication on disability and development

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  6. A chef dressed in his chef hat and apron at Atfaluna’s restaurant in Gaza, signing the international sign for love

    New development goals are disability inclusive

    The 2030 Agenda that includes 17 development goals was adopted today at the United Nations in New York

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  7. EU institutions and the CRPD – a view from Adam Kosa MEP

    Adam Kosa MEP answers some questions put to him by CBM about the recent review of the EU’s implementation of the CRPD.

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  8. CBM’s input into the CRPD review

    Alba Gonzalez, EU policy officer with CBM gives an overview of the process that took place to review the EU’s implementation of the CRPD.

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  9. The European Disability Forum welcomes the EU review

    The European Disability Forum (EDF) reflects on the CRPD’s committee historic review of the EU’s implementation of the CRPD.

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  10. Empowering deaf persons in Pakistan

    On the occasion of the International Week of the Deaf 2015, we speak with Muhammad Akram, the Founder & President of our partner in Pakistan

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  11. CBM hosts NTD NGDO Network Meetings 2015

    CBM hosted the 6th Session of the NTD NGDO Network in Abu Dhabi, with over 150 organisations and 240 participants in attendance

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  12. CBM hosts important NTD meeting in Abu Dhabi

    From 13 to 16 September 2015 CBM will host the annual NTD NGDO Meeting in Abu Dhabi, which will be attended by over 150 leading organisations

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  13. CBM publishes its Neglected Tropical Diseases Report

    The NTD Report 2015 provides details of our work in NTDs in over 25 countries across the globe

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  14. A woman using crutchesin front of a banner sayng 'screening camp'

    Minimum Standards for Age and Disability Inclusion in Humanitarian Action

    Launch of new set of standards to strengthen capacity of humanitarian agencies

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  15. two men sitting on the floor; there is also a wheelchair

    World Humanitarian Day 2015

    CBM focuses on staff from our partners who have been involved in our response to the 2015 Nepal Earthquake

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  16. World Federation of the Deaf World Congress 2015

    CBM had a strong presence at the WFD World Congress in Istanbul this year and was represented by CBM staff from around the world.

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  17. Towards the Paralympics

    The Rwandan women’s sitting team won the African sitting volleyball championship thereby qualifying for the 2016 Paralympics Games in Rio

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  18. All Under One Roof

    CBM has published a key reference document for planning and implementation of inclusive shelter and settlement programmes during emergency situations

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  19. Final post-2015 outcome document is disability inclusive

    The final post-2015 outcome document was announced at the UN headquarters in New York on 2 August 2015.

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  20. A man holding a pocket radio close to his ear

    Nepal earthquake - three months of inclusive response

    CBM and partners' response strategy has reached more than 15,000 people so far, and laid foundations for a more inclusive future

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  21. CBM in partnership with Ilembula Hospital unveils a new operating theatre

    The new operating theatre will ensure that about 20,000 people have acess to eye healthcare

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  22. A group of Child acrobats perform to a crowd

    Calling for an end to child marriage in commemoration of the 2015 Day of the African Child

    About 500 children participated in a unique satellite event that commemorated the 2015 Day of the African Child. They had an opportunity to add their voice to the rallying call to end child marriages in the country, and within the continent.

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April – June 2015

  1. Putting disability on the agenda in Cambodia

    Highlighting our partner 'Cambodian Development Mission for Disability' in Cambodia

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  2. Women with Disabilities as Agents of Change

    To celebrate the contributions of women with disabilities to society, a public event took place in Brussels.

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  3. This image shows a UN conference room, many people are facing the podium where there is a panel sitting

    Eighth Conference of State Parties

    The eighth Conference of States Parties to the CRPD was held at the United Nations headquarters in New York City from 9-11 June 2015

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  4. A group of people and one wheel chair user gather outside a rehabilitation center

    The launch of Tumaini Rehabilitation Center brings hope to Siaya County

    The opening of the center is as a result of a collaborative health and social investment between CBM, the Roechling Foundation, APDK, Ministry of Health and the County government of Siaya.

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  5. child being spoken to in sign language by adult, in ruined house

    Inclusive Humanitarian Action

    An integral part of the new global agenda

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  6. Our contribution to the World Health Assembly 2015

    The Sixty-eighth session of the World Health Assembly (WHA) took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from 18th to 26th May 2015.

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  7. Evaluating the impact of a community–based parent training programme

    CBM has undertaken a research project on cerebral palsy in Ghana

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  8. three young people in hospital

    Nepal earthquake - one month on

    CBM and partners have implemented a response strategy that addresses immediate needs and ensures disability-inclusion in mainstream services

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  9. A man with a young woman onhis back, standing in rubble

    Nepal earthquake - in pictures

    Images showing the disability inclusive response of CBM and partners to the 2015 Nepal earthquake

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  10. woman on rubble

    Nepal earthquake

    CBM emergency team working with partners to provide for immediate and long-term needs in Nepal - including people with disabilities

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  11. Factors for Success – Mental Health Coalition in Sierra Leone

    CBM conducted research on factors associated with successful mental health advocacy in a low-income country

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  12. Interview with our accessibility officer in the Philippines

    On Global Acessibility Awareness Day 2015, we speak with one of our accessibility experts in the Philippines

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  13. Implementing universal accessibility

    CBM Technical Advisor for Accessibility discusses the prospects and challenges of implementing universal accessibility

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  14. 3 smiling women with red t-shirts and madalions around their necks

    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.

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  15. tushar wali

    Nepal earthquake - disability-inclusive response

    Tushar Wali, CBM Emergency Programme Manager, speaking in Kathmandu two weeks after the 2015 earthquake, about the disability-inclusive response set up by CBM and partners.

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  16. This image shows Cameroonians in colurful outfits standing in the open and each carrying a piece of paper in their hands (birth certificate)

    The Blackboard is Black

    Integrated Program for the Improvement of the quality of life of people with disabilities in the northern regions of Cameroon (PIAP)

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  17. Dialogue in the Dark

    Dialogue in the dark consists of a series of rooms in a complete darkness. Visitors get a short briefing before embarking on a journey through darkness.

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  18. A lady seated at a table signing a sheet of paper

    CBM joins 12 countries in signing the Lilongwe Declaration on Intellectual Disabilities

    CBM joins Inclusion Africa and participants from 12 countries in Africa in the signing of the Lilongwe Declaration on Intellectual Disabilities

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  19. No Future Without Us

    CBM Germany launched its tour "No future without us - people with disabilities from developing countries calling for an inclusive post -2015 agenda”

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  20. Advocacy Annual Reports 2014

    Have a look at what we have been up to in 2014, and our plans for 2015

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  21. Nepal earthquake - Questions & Answers

    Questions and answers on the Nepal earthquake, including the importance of ensuring a disability inclusive response

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  22. This image shows people surrounding a building that has toppled over

    Nepal earthquake first report

    We spoke with Mitralal Shrestha, CBM Nepal, Finance and Admin Officer. He and his family were directly affected (but are safe)

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  23. Inclusive Education for all

    The 13th session of the CRPD Committee dedicated one day to a discussion on the right to education for persons with disabilities.

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  24. Key to finding and supporting children with disabilities

    A new tool to help identify children with disabilities in low- and middle-income countries and ensure they get the support has been published

    read more
  25. The Future is Inclusive - how to make international development disability-inclusive

    This publication sets the rationale for including persons with disabilities and highlights key principles to support disability-inclusive development

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  26. Formal military opening of ceremony

    Joy and excitement at the SEMATO School

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

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  27. Two men in a disaster-struck area. One has crutches.

    Importance of inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction

    Interview with Valerie Scherrer, director of CBM's Emergency Response Unit, about inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)

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  28. A view of participants

    The next five years in Burkina Faso

    Burkina Faso Country Office now has a consensual reference paper on thematic areas to be addressed and the practical steps.

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  29. This image shows some deaf and hearing children signing

    WFD calls for Deaf experts to be nominated

    The World Federation of the Deaf is calling for nominations of qualified Deaf experts to fulfil the responsibilities of the CRPD Committee.

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January – March 2015

  1. Post-2015 DRR framework is disability-inclusive

    CBM welcomes the new framework on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), which promises greater resilience for all of society

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  2. Addressing Poverty through Disability Inclusive Development

    A booklet that highlights experiences from eight CBM partners receiving support

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  3. Three people (one using crutches) in a courtyard meeting

    DRR - Inclusion key to resilience

    At the World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), CBM supports a disability-inclusive Post-2015 framework

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  4. Brand new chairs and tbles in a very lighted classroom

    Building Back Better – Pazapa School, Haiti

    The first accessible, para-seismic, hurricane-proof school building in Haiti was inaugurated on February 27, 2015 in Jacmel

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  5. There are patients waiting for eye examination

    Access to eye care services at Mae Tao Clinic

    CBM partnership with Suwannitmit Foundation made eye care services more accessible at Mae Tao Clinic in Mae Sot, Thailand

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  6. This image shows employees of a CBM partner in Sierra Leone speaking with the public about Ebola

    Raising awareness about Ebola

    We speak with Dr. Mattia about the Ebola Sensitisation Project run by a CBM partner in Sierra Leone.

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  7. CBM publishes its DID Toolkit

    We have recently published our Disability Inclusive Development (DID) Toolkit

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  8. Vincent Oguna used to be a motorbike-taxi driver until he had an accident leaving one of his legs paralyzed. Vincent joined a self-help group of people with disabilities supported by CBM-partner APDK in Kenya.

    Recommendations from IDA and IDDC

    The post-2015 political declaration must include persons with disabilities

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  9. This image shows a house submerged in water

    Severe flooding in Malawi

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

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  10. damaged classroom

    Tropical Storm Chedza in Madagascar

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

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  11. Elderly female patient has her vision checked attended by a male and a female staff member

    ICO cooperates with CBM on Diabetic Eye Care

    ICO and CBM representatives defined quality standards for Diabetic eye care most relevant for the Eastern Mediterranean Region

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  12. This image shows a teacher with a physically disabled child

    Haiti - five years on

    CBM commemorates the fifth anniversary of the Haiti earthquake which struck on 12 January 2010

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  13. This image shows a 9 year old Haitian boy with his elder brother, they both have a concentrated look on their faces, as if listening to someone talk

    Inclusion of people in Haiti

    Our advocacy project is making the inclusion of people with disabilities a reality in Haiti, especially after the earthquake

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  14. This image shows a disabled artist accessing a stage via a ramp

    Interview with our accessibility expert in Haiti

    To mark the 5th anniversary of the Haiti earthquake, we speak with Alexis Joseph, one of our accessibility experts

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  15. A group photo 4 people in the hospital

    Celebrating our partner in Thailand

    A fruitful alliance with Manorom Eye Department, Manorom Christian Clinic benefit patients in rural areas of Thailand

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  16. A CBM Advisor demonstrating how to clean ears

    Healthy ears to communicate better

    Health professionals and community health workers along with our partners were trained on primary ear care in Burkina Faso.

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  17. Update on Disability Rights in the EU's External Positioning

    EU Member States speak with one voice on post-2015 and stress the inclusion of persons with disabilities.

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  18. World Braille Day 2015

    The Right to read and to write is a Human Right

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October – December 2014

  1. Our aim for 2015

    Ensuring that persons with disabilities are included in global policies

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