Read the latest news and stories from CBM Australia’s work helping people with disabilities living in the world’s poorest places. 

When a chicken says thanks for a miracle

I once saw someone so grateful for eye surgery that he gave the surgeon a chicken. Not a delicious...

Reflection on witnessing Dr Reden operate on young father Arnido

It was a moment I’ll never forget.  Standing in a small operating room in...

Footprints of Triumph Chadd’s Clubfoot Journey

Witnessing a baby grow and develop is a magical experience for families. From the first smile, to the first...

Disability inclusion capacity building and support to Australian High Commission in Solomon Islands

In our role as the disability inclusion technical partner...

Home-based rehabilitation helps Siddique walk again

Early in 2023, Siddique, a 61-year-old man living in Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh, suffered...

Farewell Sue Reid: Celebrating over 20 years of dedicated service to CBM and volunteers

Almost 24 years ago, Sue Reid joined CBM Australia...

Training healthcare workers in Nigeria to treat and prevent obstetric fistula

For most women, giving birth to a child is...

The Sendai Framework mid-term review – how far have we come on disability inclusion?

This week, governments are attending a high-level United Nations...

Cyclone Mocha heading towards Cox’s Bazar refugee camp in Bangladesh

Tropical cyclone Mocha is on course to hit the...

Budget reaffirms commitment to people with disabilities in region but funding remains flat 

CBM Australia and the Australian Disability and Development Consortium...

Helping people with disabilities cope with natural disasters

People with disabilities are one of the most vulnerable groups in society when it...

Lila in Nepal

Lila and his family live in the rural town in Nepal. Their home was destroyed in a flash flood that came ripping through the valley taking out many...

The drought has been going on for years…

 “It’s hot and incredibly dry. People are starving and it’s only getting worse” Laura’s reflections from Turkana, Kenya.   Visiting CBM’s...

Week 2 – Lent series 2023

"God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8). During this season of Lent,...

Can These Dry Lands Live: a poem by Stevie Wills

A Better World for All is a new original poem by CBM Australia's Community Education Officer Stevie Wills.

Submission: Inquiry into the rights of women and children

The situation for women and girls with disabilities, and impact on their rights Globally, an...

Nigeria’s women’s health project

The impact of addressing obstetric fistula on women and maternal health systems.  Nigeria has 40% of global obstetric fistula cases,...

Submission: Inquiry into supporting democracy in our region

Summary of recommendations CBM Australia and the Australian Disability and Development Consortium recommend that the...

Kanchi is still smiling, despite chronic pain

Six years ago, Kanchi, now 65, fell and injured her back. The injury was too complex for the local...

A women’s voice is a lever for empowerment and dignity

A women’s voice is a lever for empowerment and dignity.      Today, March 8th, is International...