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Lucky to be alive, living for others.
Oct 10, 2017

Lucky to be alive, living for others.

Here at cbm New Zealand, we believe that no one should be left behind when a disaster strikes. Sadly, that is not the case for one in seven people -…
The SDGs are intended to leave no one behind, where are we 2 years after?
Sep 22, 2017

The SDGs are intended to leave no one behind, where are we 2 years after?

Today, 25 September 2017, marks the second anniversary of the adoption of the landmark 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. This “was the first time in history that we as human…
Susan's Story
May 15, 2017

Susan's Story

Susan Willis-Hirst, one of our board members, recently visited the cbm-funded hospital in Tanzania where she met patient Elizabeth James. She tells her story as follows: "I noticed Elizabeth as soon as I arrived in the Fistula Ward meeting room.…
Karen in PNG
May 15, 2017

Karen in PNG

Earlier this year I spent two weeks in PNG visiting our cbm project where I was delighted to see all the progress that has taken place since my last trip. This project in PNG focuses on stopping the link between…
International day of people with disability
Dec 1, 2016

International day of people with disability

One billion people have a disability and more than 80% live in poverty. International Day of People with Disability is an important day to raise awareness of the barriers people with disabilities often face around the world. Today we celebrate…
Ganga from Nepal hopes to see again soon.
Oct 13, 2016

Celebrating the Gift of Sight : World Sight Day

In 1966 New Zealand physician Dr. Howard Harper entered the operating room in Noor Eye Hospital in Kabul to carry out the first cbm sponsored cataract surgery. This intervention marked the beginning of an unparalleled success story. Today, 50 years later,…
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