Stories

Even though this is my seventh Miracles Day, I never get tired of seeing people go from being blind to being able to see.  I’ve had the honour of witnessing cataract surgeries in Tanzania, Nepal, Vietnam (twice!) and The Philippines.  I’ve met a father in Tanzania who couldn’t feed his family until he had surgery and his sight was...

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 livelihoods...

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,...