CBM Australia supported the Meru Inclusive Trachoma WASH-plus project, a three-year project that aimed to break trachoma transmission patters and improve community health, sanitation, and livelihoods for people, including people with disabilities, in Meru, Kenya. 

The project improved access to community services; supported 95 villages to work towards becoming “Open Defecation Free”; helped 25,000 people get screened for eye conditions and 2,000 people to receive eye surgery; supported the formation of 53 support groups; and worked with schools to improve children’s hygiene and sanitation. But that’s not all.

By triggering a number of flow on impacts, the project can be seen as a catalyst for broader social change on disability inclusion across many areas.