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Global hunger and undernourishment are not new issues. Millions of people all over the world suffer from hunger and undernourishment on a daily basis. Caught in the poverty cycle, this is unlikely to change without external assistance. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States, aims to achieve zero hunger by 2030...

According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), there are approximately 285 million people around the world who are visually impaired, of whom 39 million are blind. Graeme is one of the 39 million people who are blind. He has congenital glaucoma as well as cataracts, and has approximately 1 per cent vision. He also works at...

Gemma Muir, Advocacy and Communications Officer Close to 200 million people globally are affected by natural disasters each year, and with ever-changing climates this is increasing. Everyone deserves to have equal access to safety during disasters, yet people with disabilities are often the worst affected when a disaster strikes. People with disabilities are at higher risk of...

This article contains sensitive and potentially triggering content. For anyone thinking about suicide, seek help immediately by talking to someone you trust or call a crisis support line such as Lifeline Australia on 13 11 14. Thursday 10 October is World Mental Health Day – an initiative of the World Federation for Mental Health (WFMH)...

The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), is hosting the IAPB Council of Members 2019 meeting  Tanzania. As a long standing member CBM International will be attending the meeting on 7-8 October 2019. The IAPB Council brings together world leaders in eye health and vision care to discuss issues relevant to the elimination of...

Established by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) in 2000, World Sight Day is a global event created to draw attention to vision impairment and blindness. This year’s focus is Vision 2020: The Right to Sight. According to IAPB approximately 1.3 billion people globally live with some vision...

Julie Wilshire is currently working as CBM’s quality officer. She previously spent ten years living in Uganda supporting maternal and child health projects in the east Africa region. In 2018, the World Health Organisation estimated that every day, approximately 830 women die from preventable causes related to pregnancy and childbirth. 99% of all maternal deaths occur...