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19 November 2021

Advent 2021

Join us online for Advent 2021 to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas. Invite your family, friends and neighbours and spread the good news!...

10 November 2021

Benjamin & Patience

Thanks to generous cbm Child Sponsors Benjamin’s whole family have benefitted from their faithful support! Benjamin, our 2021 Representative...

1 November 2021

Madagascar Update

Helping families and people with disabilities on the brink of extreme hunger. Back in July, you may have seen and responded to an urgent email...

13 October 2021

Love Your Eyes

World Sight Day, Thursday 14 October, aims to highlight the effects of visual impairment and the importance of eliminating avoidable...

10 October 2021

Mental Health in an Unequal World

World Mental Health Day, Sunday 10 October. Be a partner, be an advocate. The world is increasingly polarized, with the number of people living...

14 September 2021

Flash floods in Cox’s Bazar

Thanks to the generosity of cbm supporters like you, cbm continues to support vulnerable people in Cox’s Bazar as flash floods and landslides...

3 September 2021

Happy Father’s Day

To all Fathers, Stepfathers, Grandfathers, Uncles, Brothers and all the other men in our lives, we hope you have a Happy Father’s Day. May...

27 August 2021

Benjamin Can Now See!

Two-year-old Benjamin was born with congenital bilateral cataracts. The youngest of five children and, unfortunately, not the only one in...

19 August 2021

World Humanitarian Day

Providing life-saving support and protection during the COVID-19 pandemic. On World Humanitarian Day, cbm honours all aid and health workers who...

30 July 2021

UN Eye Resolution

cbm celebrates important Eye Resolution passed by the United Nations. In late July, the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) adopted a...

8 July 2021

2020 Impact Report

Thank you for your ongoing support. Throughout the turbulence of 2020 cbm continued to offer life-saving and life changing help to those in the...

28 June 2021

Meet Benjamin

Two-year-old Benjamin was born with congenital bilateral cataracts. He is the youngest of five children and, unfortunately, he is not the only...

8 June 2021

Isolated in Nepal

Abandoned at birth by his mother, and with an alcoholic father, 11-year-old Yam is fully reliant on his grandmother for his routine tasks and...

13 May 2021

End Obstetric Fistula

Obstetric fistula is a health condition that has life-threatening consequences for women in some of the poorest countries in the world, and is...

20 April 2021

Discontinuation of Cheques

Thank you for the kind and generous gifts you give to help those living with the double disadvantage of poverty and disability. You are the...

15 April 2021

Annual Tax Receipts

Thank you so much for your generous support in the 2020-2021 tax year. Your annual tax receipt is on the way, and you should receive it by the...

30 March 2021

Memo of Understanding

Earlier this year CBM Global and the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) signed a 5-year Memorandum of Understanding. This partnership...

24 February 2021

Mrs Doris Sadeghi

In 1955, Doris Head (now Doris Sadeghi) travelled to Iran to teach at the Nur Ayin Institute for the Blind, a continuation of work which had been...

15 February 2021

Their joy motivates me!

A day in the life of Dr Sylvain el-Khoury who, until recently, was the cbm ophthalmologist working at the Kabgayi Eye Clinic in Rwanda. When a...

30 January 2021

Celebrating World NTD Day

Thanks to your generous support cbm has successfully been involved in the prevention of blindness from Onchocerciasis and Trachoma for more than...

13 January 2021

Vision Excellence Awards

Congratulations to Dr Jambi Garap, the Ophthalmologist who conducts most of the cbm cataract outreach clinics in Papua New Guinea, for receiving...

3 December 2020

World Disability Day

The International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD), also known as World Disability Day is annually observed on 3 December each year. This...

11 November 2020

The Miracle of Sight in PNG

We are thrilled to share with you the latest news from our cbm-funded cataract outreach clinics in Papua New Guinea. In PNG, the number of people...

10 October 2020

World Mental Health Day

This year’s World Mental Health Day comes at a time when our daily lives have changed considerably as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The past...

17 September 2020

Human Rights

International Week of the Deaf and NZ Sign Language Week are celebrated annually, during 21-27 September, through various activities and events...

1 September 2020

Fatuma’s Miracle of Sight

Our Child Sponsors can take great joy in the wonderful things they are doing for children like Fatuma. A remarkable new video has just arrived...

19 August 2020

World Humanitarian Day

Our partners and staff in the refugee camps of Cox’s Bazaar, Bangladesh, show selfless commitment during the COVID-19 pandemic by ensuring that...

19 August 2020

World Humanitarian Day

While acknowledging World Humanitarian Day for the 11th year, we pay special tribute to the real-life heroes who have committed their lives to...

14 July 2020

FOOD SECURITY & NUTRITION

COVID-19 will impact poor children and see poverty return to historic levels. Thirteen NZ aid organisations, including cbm are warning...

9 July 2020

POCKET MONEY DONATION

12-year-old Naomi, from the Manawatu, has decided she has enough money in the bank, and is now donating her hard-earned pocket money to...

24 June 2020

CBM NZ IMPACT REPORT

A message from our Board Chair, Susan Willis-Hirst As I write this, our world is surrounded with uncertainty and fear. One thing we are certain...

28 May 2020

INTL DAY TO END FISTULA

On Saturday 23 May we honoured women like Victoria, who are living with Obstetric Fistula. Young women like Victoria, who at just 22-years-old,...

21 May 2020

GLAM UP & GIVE

‘Glam Up & Give’ is a global social media movement launched on Friday 8 May and since then a number of counties including the UK, Australia,...

23 April 2020

A TIME OF PRAYER

As the days have rolled into weeks in lockdown, I hope you and your loved ones are well. It is of great comfort to know the plan to fight...

16 April 2020

TROPICAL CYCLONE HAROLD

Our Pacific neighbours in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji and Tonga are facing a double emergency – the destruction of Category 5 tropical...

3 April 2020

ROHINGYA REFUGEE UPDATE

As we enter into our second week of lockdown, our new normal, I pray you are safe and well. While there are many new challenges to our daily...

26 March 2020

TO OUR CBM FAMILY

A few short weeks ago, I never thought I would be writing a message to you like this one. Yet as we all unite to fight against COVID-19, I felt...

8 March 2020

Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day 2020, cbm calls for equal opportunities for girls and women with disabilities, like 30-year old Rita from...

3 March 2020

World Hearing Day

Many of the causes that lead to hearing loss are preventable. Particularly in children, in whom 60% of hearing loss can be prevented through...

14 February 2020

World NTD Day

cbm celebrated World Neglected Tropical Diseases Day for the first time in January. cbm joined more than 250 partners around the world in the...

29 January 2020

Introducing Fatuma

Abandoned at birth by her mother and father, Fatuma was left in the care of Gertrude, her maternal grandmother. Now aged 3, she is much loved and...

15 January 2020

Farewell Dinesh

Soon we will be saying goodbye to our current representative child, Dinesh in Nepal, and welcoming a new child as the face of cbm Child...

11 December 2019

World Hearing Forum

At the first General Assembly of the World Hearing Forum (WHF), which took place on 4-5 December, CBM played a prominent role as member...

29 November 2019

CBM Visit PNG

In October Murray Sheard, CEO cbm NZ, had the opportunity to travel to the Eastern Highlands Province in Papua New Guinea. cbm has been...

21 November 2019

Miracles Day

Your $35 and a 12-minute operation can change a life forever. Help us give the Miracle gift of sight today. Become an Eye Champion and change...

14 November 2019

Counting Down

Just one week to go! On Thursday 21 November listen to The Morning Wakeup on Rhema and Life FM, and Rhema and help turn blindness into sight for...

21 October 2019

Vision First in PNG

World Sight Day is an international event observed annually in October to draw attention to blindness and low vision and to give those affected a...

10 October 2019

World Sight Day

Today, as we celebrate World Sight Day, it’s timely to look back on the history of cbm New Zealand (formerly known as the Christian Blind...

1 October 2019

Humanitarian Aid

Three-year old Haris undergoes physiotherapy at the cbm-CDD rehabilitation health centre in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. His disability limits his...