Stories

Megaphone advertising, pamphlets and a poster campaign attracted more than 200 people to an inclusive eye health camp in a small village in eastern Nepal, near the border of India. Despite blistering heat, mums and dads with babies and school aged children, along with grandparents and hundreds of other people travelled long, and dusty, distances to see one...

As part of spotlight on Quality Principle 2 of ACFID’s Code of Conduct, International Programs Director at CBM Australia, Edwina Faithfull-Farmer, talks with ACFID about participation, empowerment and local ownership, highlighting her experiences from health programs in Indonesia. Quality Principle 2 focuses on the creation of development and humanitarian responses which enable sustainable change through the empowerment...

Article & video blog by CBM Australia's CEO, Jane Edge. In the next five days CBM Board Chair Mick Turnbull and I will be travelling across Indonesia to witness first-hand the life-changing work that has transformed the lives of thousands of people living with disabilities, their families and their communities. Indonesia is a nation of contrasts. Although economic growth is high,...

This month is all about Miracles! Of giving a precious Miracle gift to restore sight for children and adults. Beautiful Nhung from Vietnam received that precious Miracle last year. Her cataract was removed and Nhung was fitted with the right prescription glasses so she could clearly see. Today, Nhung has an even greater gift – to dream of a bright...

I never realised how blind I was… Two years into hosting breakfast radio on 98five FM I was broadcasting from our studios in Como, Perth Western Australia, asking our family of listeners to support CBM by giving $33 towards a simple cataract operation.  It was 2013 and my first Miracles Day.  I knew what cataracts were, as my grandmother had hers removed...

Author: David Lewis OAM, CBM Focal Point for 'Inclusion in Eye Health' and 'Environmental Sustainability' The ‘Vision 2020: The Right to Sight’ global initiative was launched in 1999 to promote and develop global momentum to reduce avoidable blindness. The governments of 195 countries have signed the Vision 2020 declaration showing their support for its objectives. CBM’s Inclusive...

Emotional. Humbling. Magical. Inspirational. Breathtaking.  I’m a radio host, so every day my microphone is switched on and I spend hours and hours discussing just about every topic under the sun… but my visits to Vietnam, the Philippines and Nepal with CBM have left me nothing short of speechless. To put it simply, I’ve seen a miracle. And I’ve been...