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  1. Two students of EECMY School for the Deaf chat in sign language in Ethiopia. 2018 ©CBM

    This World Hearing Day, Turn Down the Volume!

    By 2050, nearly 2.5 billion people will be living with some degree of hearing loss, at least 700 million of whom will require rehabilitation services. This World Hearing Day – observed every year on March 3rd – CBM is encouraging everyone to check their own ears and take care of their hearing health long term. Diego Santana-Hernández, Senior Ear and Hearing Care Advisor at CBM explains why.

  2. Inside Our Work - CBM Staff Report from Around the World The Last Mile - by Girija Sankar, Head of NTDs at CBM

    Where is the last mile? Is it where concrete ends, and dirt begins? Where the buses stop and motos go? Where women walk miles with babes in arms tucked into multi coloured wax cloths? I had the opportunity to reflect on this term that we bandy about in our work in NTD prevention as my colleagues and I bounced through miles of rainwater inundated mud roads in Northern Democratic Republic of Congo.

  3. Global Disability Summit Making the Invisible Count

    This February governments, businesses, development professionals, and Organisations of People with Disabilities come together at the Global Disability Summit to commit to change and do more to include over one billion people with disabilities, many of whom live in some of the world’s poorest countries.

  4. Fostering Ingenuity and Collaboration Through the Innovation Fund

    The ‘Community Based Inclusive Development’ (CBID) Initiative at CBM launched an Innovation Fund in 2021. With this Fund, we want to celebrate and encourage the ingenuity of people we work with and the power of community. This fund provides a space for creative thinking about social innovation with practical impact on the lives of persons with disabilities in their communities.

  5. CBM publishes its first Inclusive Eye Health Report

    CBM’s work in eye health started in 1908, and 112 years on, it has expanded to 106 partners across 35 countries implementing 124 projects in eye care and neglected tropical diseases. Along with numbers, there has been an immense progress in the way work is delivered, how surgery, planning and partnerships have improved.

  6. Launch of Good Practice Documentation from Rohingya Response in Bangladesh

    Since August 2017, extreme violence in Myanmar has driven almost 860,000 Rohingya refugees across the border into Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh. In partnership with the Centre for Disability in Development (CDD), CBM has been providing health and rehabilitation services in the Rohingya camps and host community for four years. Now we are excited to share our documentation on the CBM/CDD model of health and rehabilitation service provision.

  7. Inside Our Work - CBM Staff Report from Around the World The Last Mile - by Girija Sankar, Head of NTDs at CBM

    Where is the last mile? Is it where concrete ends, and dirt begins? Where the buses stop and motos go? Where women walk miles with babes in arms tucked into multi coloured wax cloths? I had the opportunity to reflect on this term that we bandy about in our work in NTD prevention as my colleagues and I bounced through miles of rainwater inundated mud roads in Northern Democratic Republic of Congo.

  8. A Lifelong Advocate for Inclusion

    For 20 years, Katharina Pförtner (recently retired CBM Global and Regional Advisor for Latin America) campaigned for inclusion in Latin America on behalf of CBM. She has seen and experienced a lot in the past 20 years – some sad experiences as well as hopeful ones. She is now freshly retired - but boredom is a long way off.

  9. Providing a Voice for the Voiceless

    This is a personal account by Paew Rattanamongkol who lives in Thailand. Thanks to CBM partner Daughters of Charity, Paew was part of a project to strengthen the rights of persons with disabilities and is now a community leader assisting people with disabilities and improving their social participation at local community levels.

  10. International Day for Persons with Disabilities 2021

    The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), also known as World Disability Day is observed on 3 December each year. This day aims to promote awareness of disability issues and mobilise support for the dignity, rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities.

  11. Global Disability Summit Turning Commitments into Action

    The second Global Disability Summit was a pivotal event that called on governments, businesses, development professionals, and Organisations of People with Disabilities (OPDs) to make binding commitments to change and do more to include over one billion people with disabilities, many of whom live in some of the world’s poorest countries. All regions of the world were represented, and 44 countries made approximately 1,300 commitments by representatives from all stakeholder groups. The summit’s success will be measured by the actions that follow. Three members of the CBM team explain why the summit was so important and the next steps.

  12. Fostering Ingenuity and Collaboration Through the Innovation Fund

    The ‘Community Based Inclusive Development’ (CBID) Initiative at CBM launched an Innovation Fund in 2021. With this Fund, we want to celebrate and encourage the ingenuity of people we work with and the power of community. This fund provides a space for creative thinking about social innovation with practical impact on the lives of persons with disabilities in their communities.

  13. Inclusive Approaches to Disaster Risk Reduction and Humanitarian Action

    CBM alongside other international organisations is part of a project that puts persons with disabilities at the centre of humanitarian preparedness and response. With this project we hope to build and strengthen capacity in inclusive humanitarian action and inclusive disaster preparedness through the active inclusion of persons with disabilities.

  14. Two students of EECMY School for the Deaf chat in sign language in Ethiopia. 2018 ©CBM

    This World Hearing Day, Turn Down the Volume!

    By 2050, nearly 2.5 billion people will be living with some degree of hearing loss, at least 700 million of whom will require rehabilitation services. This World Hearing Day – observed every year on March 3rd – CBM is encouraging everyone to check their own ears and take care of their hearing health long term. Diego Santana-Hernández, Senior Ear and Hearing Care Advisor at CBM explains why.

  15. Global Disability Summit Making the Invisible Count

    This February governments, businesses, development professionals, and Organisations of People with Disabilities come together at the Global Disability Summit to commit to change and do more to include over one billion people with disabilities, many of whom live in some of the world’s poorest countries.

  16. Inside Our Work - CBM Staff Report from Around the World The Last Mile - by Girija Sankar, Head of NTDs at CBM

    Where is the last mile? Is it where concrete ends, and dirt begins? Where the buses stop and motos go? Where women walk miles with babes in arms tucked into multi coloured wax cloths? I had the opportunity to reflect on this term that we bandy about in our work in NTD prevention as my colleagues and I bounced through miles of rainwater inundated mud roads in Northern Democratic Republic of Congo.

  17. This photo shows an older Bangladeshi woman with many younger children in a small room, which serves as a CFS. They are playing some games together.

    Inclusion in Humanitarian Aid

    Our project "Phase 2 - Leave no one behind!" promotes the inclusion of persons with disabilities in humanitarian aid. Using the global Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidance on the Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities in Humanitarian Action, we are working to help humanitarian actors better understand the human rights-based approach to disability in their work.

  18. This image shows Assan sitting just a few inches away from the bloackboard in his classroom. He is sitting on a kitchen stool and copying the notes from the board.

    International Albinism Awareness Day 2020

    On 13 June 2020, CBM celebrates International Albinism Awareness Day. Our projects worldwide focus not just on medical assistance, but also on broad education and awareness-raising. Many people affected by albinism are more concerned about the exclusion they experience than the physical ailments. CBM advocates for their inclusion and active participation in all projects, so that they have the same opportunities as everyone else.

  19. A Lifelong Advocate for Inclusion

    For 20 years, Katharina Pförtner (recently retired CBM Global and Regional Advisor for Latin America) campaigned for inclusion in Latin America on behalf of CBM. She has seen and experienced a lot in the past 20 years – some sad experiences as well as hopeful ones. She is now freshly retired - but boredom is a long way off.

  20. Jaona with other ophthalmic doctors and nurses in the operating theatre.

    World Health Day 2020

    2020 has been declared as the ‘International Year of the Nurse and the Midwife’. Today, more than ever, we are witnessing the vital role played by frontline hospital staff, especially nurses and other hospital workers in providing health care around the world during the COVID-19 pandemic. Nurses are at the forefront of the pandemic response, providing high-quality treatment and care.

  21. Providing a Voice for the Voiceless

    This is a personal account by Paew Rattanamongkol who lives in Thailand. Thanks to CBM partner Daughters of Charity, Paew was part of a project to strengthen the rights of persons with disabilities and is now a community leader assisting people with disabilities and improving their social participation at local community levels.

  22. This photo shows an old Ugandan woman with an eye patch being helped by 2 people (a man and a woman)

    CBM Among Top 100 Proposals for McArthur $100 Million Grant

    The MacArthur Foundation today unveiled CBM and coalition partners submitted one of the highest-scoring proposals, designated as the Top 100, in its 100&Change competition for a single $100 million grant to help solve one of the world's most critical social challenges.