Love Your Eyes

World Sight Day , Thursday 14 October, aims to highlight the effects of visual impairment and the importance of eliminating avoidable blindness. Almost everyone in the world will experience an eye health issue in their lifetime, yet more than a billion people worldwide do not have access to eye care services. This is a global issue, […]

Mental Health in an Unequal World

World Mental Health Day, Sunday 10 October. Be a partner, be an advocate. The world is increasingly polarized, with the number of people living in poverty still far too high. Access to mental health services remains unequal, with between 75% to 95% of people with mental health issues in low- and middle-income countries unable to access […]

Flash floods in Cox’s Bazar

Thanks to the generosity of cbm supporters like you, cbm continues to support vulnerable people in Cox’s Bazar as flash floods and landslides destroy houses and livelihoods. Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh is home to more than 900,000 Rohingya refugees. The area has been hit hard by heavy monsoon rains which has triggered flash flooding and […]

Happy Father’s Day

To all Fathers, Stepfathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Brothers and all the other men in our lives, we hope you have a Happy Father’s Day. May you be blessed, and continue to be a blessing to others, even with the challenges of living in lockdown! We want to express our heartfelt thanks to you for your ongoing support […]

Benjamin Can Now See!

Two-year-old Benjamin was born with congenital bilateral cataracts. The youngest of five children and, unfortunately, not the only one in his family living with blindness. His older sister and both parents also have vision loss. Daily life for this family is a struggle. Benjamin suffered from social isolation and was often not in the best mood. […]

World Humanitarian Day

Providing life-saving support and protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. On World Humanitarian Day, cbm honours all aid and health workers who continue, despite the odds, to provide life-saving support and protection to people most in need. This year World Humanitarian Day comes as the world continues to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and faces escalating emergencies […]

UN Eye Resolution

cbm celebrates important Eye Resolution passed by the United Nations. In late July, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a resolution committing the international community to eye care for the 1.1 billion people living with preventable sight loss by 2030. The resolution came about after years of endeavour by the International Agency for the […]

2020 Impact Report

Thank you for your ongoing support. Throughout the turbulence of 2020 cbm continued to offer life-saving and life changing help to those in the most need. Almost all of our programmes have been able to continue, with some requiring a move toward a health focus alongside work to contain the pandemic. cbm continues to forge […]

Meet Benjamin

Two-year-old Benjamin was born with congenital bilateral cataracts. He is the youngest of five children and, unfortunately, he is not the only one in his family living with blindness. His older sister and both parents are also blind. Daily life for this family is a struggle. Some in their local community say the family is […]

Isolated in Nepal

Abandoned at birth by his mother, and with an alcoholic father, 11-year-old Yam is fully reliant on his grandmother for his routine tasks and mobility due to his clubfoot. Yam loved going to the local community school, an hour’s walk away. Most days, his grandmother devotedly carried Yam on her back, to drop him off […]