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At CBM, Inclusive Eye Health means ensuring eye health programmes are accessible and open to all members of the community, including people with disability and others who are marginalised and socially excluded. It also includes proactively ensuring that people with long term vision impairment access their right to wider opportunities to health, education and...

CATARACT FACTS Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness, responsible for just over half [51%] the cases of blindness around the world? That’s around 20 million people – the majority of them living in developing countries. A cataract is the milky clouding of the eye lens. Cataracts can occur in one or both eyes. Trying to see with a cataract has been...

In a world where so many things need to be fixed, improved or built, you may ask why focus on inclusion? Why disability? CBM Australia’s Inclusive Development Director Raine Dixon explains. Upholding the rights and ensuring the full inclusion of the world’s one billion people with disabilities is a moral imperative. It is also a practical necessity if we are to...

In 2015 all 196 member countries of the United Nations (UN) adopted the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and committed to achieving a more equal, just and sustainable world. These 17 goals provide a concrete plan and a number of specific targets for action across areas from ending poverty, ensuring quality and inclusive education, reducing inequality and taking action...

In many countries, people with psychosocial disabilities such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorders and even epilepsy – which is not technically a mental illness - are often feared by their communities, and experience harsh discrimination. The lack of access to regular medication and social support mechanisms, means that people with mental health conditions are often isolated,...

CBM recognises that, when it comes to natural disasters, people with disabilities are most vulnerable to being left behind. This is why we were proud to be part of the Research for Development Impact (RDI) conference roundtable ‘Inclusive humanitarians – partnering for better disaster preparedness and response’. This roundtable was chaired by Jason Brown, Partnership Director of the AHP Partnership...

The Research for Development Impact (RDI) Network and La Trobe University held the 7th RDI Conference from 12-13 June, 2019. This conference explored the theme Leadership for Inclusive Development. Hosted at La Trobe University’s Bundoora campus in Melbourne, the Conference explored what leadership is and what leadership does in the field of international development. This Conference offered international development practitioners,...