CBM

CBM is an international Christian disability and development organisation whose primary purpose is to improve the quality of life of the world’s poorest persons with disabilities and those at risk of disability. Reduce the prevalence of diseases which cause impairments. Minimise the conditions which lead to disability. Promote equal opportunities for economic empowerment, livelihood security, and full inclusion in all aspects of society for persons with disabilities.

Key Areas Of Intervention & Support For Vision 2020 Activities
Other Areas Of Work

Hearing, orthopaedic work, Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR), Community Mental Health and Low Vision.

Sub Regions Involved In And Countries Supported
No funding information has been entered for the year 2017


No funding information has been entered for the year 2016


No funding information has been entered for the year 2015


No funding information has been entered for the year 2014


Sub-Regions Countries Type of Involvement/Support Funding (Rands) 
West Africa Nigeria Contributing to alleviating avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to Uncorrected Refractive Error and Low Vision through capacity development and provision of appropriate technology.: i) Provision of Low vision services. (ii) Human Resource Development - Dispensing Opticians. (iii) Supporting Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) to build capacity for the delivery of eye care services. R5,474,268
  Ghana Contributing to alleviating avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to Uncorrected Refractive Error and Low Vision through capacity development and provision of appropriate technology. Supporting the Ghana Health Services to develop capacity in the provision of refractive error services through the set up of vision centres. R339,988
  Mali Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at IOTA  R140,828
  Gambia Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course. R132,004
       
Central Africa Cameroon Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at Yaoundé R630,588
       
 Eastern Africa Eritrea Supporting the Eritrea Ministry of Health in blindness prevention by developing human resources in eye care through the training optometrists, optometry technicians and developing infrastructure. R1,681,388
  Tanzania Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development  through optometric education and up skilling  as well as infrastructure development( vision centres),and a school eye health programme. R2,034,713
  Uganda To elevate Refractive Error and Low Vision on the agenda of all national governments’ prevention of blindness programs by up skilling up skilling Ophthalmic Clinical Officers as well as a Child Eye Health Programme. R2,086,535
  Kenya  Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at Masinde Muliro University as well as a child Eye Health Programme R1,152,588
  Ethiopia Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by (i)addressing the significant lack of appropriate equipment in secondary eye care units (ii) up skilling of local Human Resources to deliver eye care services. R690,188
       
 Southern Africa Malawi Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness due to refractive error in Southern Africa by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through undergraduate optometric education ( Schools of Optometry) and Infrastructure Development (Vision Centre). R1,884,472
  Mozambique Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness due to refractive error in Southern Africa by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through undergraduate optometric education ( Schools of Optometry) and Infrastructure Development (Vision Centre). R3,812,059
  South Africa (i) Development of a refractive programme for the district health system that will provide on-going care within the national health system. (ii) Elimination of avoidable blindness due to refractive error and low vision HRD and service and infrastructure development.( in KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng) (iii) School Eye Health Programme.
Sub-Regions Countries Type of Involvement/Support Funding (Rands) 
West Africa Nigeria Contributing to alleviating avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to Uncorrected Refractive Error and Low Vision through capacity development and provision of appropriate technology.: i) Provision of Low vision services. (ii) Human Resource Development - Dispensing Opticians. (iii) Supporting Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) to build capacity for the delivery of eye care services. R5,474,268
  Ghana Contributing to alleviating avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to Uncorrected Refractive Error and Low Vision through capacity development and provision of appropriate technology. Supporting the Ghana Health Services to develop capacity in the provision of refractive error services through the set up of vision centres. R339,988
  Mali Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at IOTA  R140,828
  Gambia Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course. R132,004
       
Central Africa Cameroon Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at Yaoundé R630,588
       
 Eastern Africa Eritrea Supporting the Eritrea Ministry of Health in blindness prevention by developing human resources in eye care through the training optometrists, optometry technicians and developing infrastructure. R1,681,388
  Tanzania Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development  through optometric education and up skilling  as well as infrastructure development( vision centres),and a school eye health programme. R2,034,713
  Uganda To elevate Refractive Error and Low Vision on the agenda of all national governments’ prevention of blindness programs by up skilling up skilling Ophthalmic Clinical Officers as well as a Child Eye Health Programme. R2,086,535
  Kenya  Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at Masinde Muliro University as well as a child Eye Health Programme R1,152,588
  Ethiopia Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by (i)addressing the significant lack of appropriate equipment in secondary eye care units (ii) up skilling of local Human Resources to deliver eye care services. R690,188
       
 Southern Africa Malawi Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness due to refractive error in Southern Africa by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through undergraduate optometric education ( Schools of Optometry) and Infrastructure Development (Vision Centre). R1,884,472
  Mozambique Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness due to refractive error in Southern Africa by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through undergraduate optometric education ( Schools of Optometry) and Infrastructure Development (Vision Centre). R3,812,059
  South Africa (i) Development of a refractive programme for the district health system that will provide on-going care within the national health system. (ii) Elimination of avoidable blindness due to refractive error and low vision HRD and service and infrastructure development.( in KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng) (iii) School Eye Health Programme.
Sub-Regions Countries Type of Involvement/Support Funding (Rands) 
West Africa Nigeria Contributing to alleviating avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to Uncorrected Refractive Error and Low Vision through capacity development and provision of appropriate technology.: i) Provision of Low vision services. (ii) Human Resource Development - Dispensing Opticians. (iii) Supporting Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) to build capacity for the delivery of eye care services. R5,474,268
  Ghana Contributing to alleviating avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to Uncorrected Refractive Error and Low Vision through capacity development and provision of appropriate technology. Supporting the Ghana Health Services to develop capacity in the provision of refractive error services through the set up of vision centres. R339,988
  Mali Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at IOTA  R140,828
  Gambia Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course. R132,004
       
Central Africa Cameroon Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at Yaoundé R630,588
       
 Eastern Africa Eritrea Supporting the Eritrea Ministry of Health in blindness prevention by developing human resources in eye care through the training optometrists, optometry technicians and developing infrastructure. R1,681,388
  Tanzania Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development  through optometric education and up skilling  as well as infrastructure development( vision centres),and a school eye health programme. R2,034,713
  Uganda To elevate Refractive Error and Low Vision on the agenda of all national governments’ prevention of blindness programs by up skilling up skilling Ophthalmic Clinical Officers as well as a Child Eye Health Programme. R2,086,535
  Kenya  Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at Masinde Muliro University as well as a child Eye Health Programme R1,152,588
  Ethiopia Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by (i)addressing the significant lack of appropriate equipment in secondary eye care units (ii) up skilling of local Human Resources to deliver eye care services. R690,188
       
 Southern Africa Malawi Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness due to refractive error in Southern Africa by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through undergraduate optometric education ( Schools of Optometry) and Infrastructure Development (Vision Centre). R1,884,472
  Mozambique Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness due to refractive error in Southern Africa by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through undergraduate optometric education ( Schools of Optometry) and Infrastructure Development (Vision Centre). R3,812,059
  South Africa (i) Development of a refractive programme for the district health system that will provide on-going care within the national health system. (ii) Elimination of avoidable blindness due to refractive error and low vision HRD and service and infrastructure development.( in KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng) (iii) School Eye Health Programme.
Sub-Regions Countries Type of Involvement/Support Funding (Rands) 
West Africa Nigeria Contributing to alleviating avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to Uncorrected Refractive Error and Low Vision through capacity development and provision of appropriate technology.: i) Provision of Low vision services. (ii) Human Resource Development - Dispensing Opticians. (iii) Supporting Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) to build capacity for the delivery of eye care services. R5,474,268
  Ghana Contributing to alleviating avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to Uncorrected Refractive Error and Low Vision through capacity development and provision of appropriate technology. Supporting the Ghana Health Services to develop capacity in the provision of refractive error services through the set up of vision centres. R339,988
  Mali Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at IOTA  R140,828
  Gambia Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course. R132,004
       
Central Africa Cameroon Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at Yaoundé R630,588
       
 Eastern Africa Eritrea Supporting the Eritrea Ministry of Health in blindness prevention by developing human resources in eye care through the training optometrists, optometry technicians and developing infrastructure. R1,681,388
  Tanzania Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development  through optometric education and up skilling  as well as infrastructure development( vision centres),and a school eye health programme. R2,034,713
  Uganda To elevate Refractive Error and Low Vision on the agenda of all national governments’ prevention of blindness programs by up skilling up skilling Ophthalmic Clinical Officers as well as a Child Eye Health Programme. R2,086,535
  Kenya  Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at Masinde Muliro University as well as a child Eye Health Programme R1,152,588
  Ethiopia Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by (i)addressing the significant lack of appropriate equipment in secondary eye care units (ii) up skilling of local Human Resources to deliver eye care services. R690,188
       
 Southern Africa Malawi Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness due to refractive error in Southern Africa by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through undergraduate optometric education ( Schools of Optometry) and Infrastructure Development (Vision Centre). R1,884,472
  Mozambique Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness due to refractive error in Southern Africa by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through undergraduate optometric education ( Schools of Optometry) and Infrastructure Development (Vision Centre). R3,812,059
  South Africa (i) Development of a refractive programme for the district health system that will provide on-going care within the national health system. (ii) Elimination of avoidable blindness due to refractive error and low vision HRD and service and infrastructure development.( in KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng) (iii) School Eye Health Programme.
Sub-Regions Countries Type of Involvement/Support Funding (Rands) 
West Africa Nigeria Contributing to alleviating avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to Uncorrected Refractive Error and Low Vision through capacity development and provision of appropriate technology.: i) Provision of Low vision services. (ii) Human Resource Development - Dispensing Opticians. (iii) Supporting Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) to build capacity for the delivery of eye care services. R5,474,268
  Ghana Contributing to alleviating avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to Uncorrected Refractive Error and Low Vision through capacity development and provision of appropriate technology. Supporting the Ghana Health Services to develop capacity in the provision of refractive error services through the set up of vision centres. R339,988
  Mali Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at IOTA  R140,828
  Gambia Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course. R132,004
       
Central Africa Cameroon Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at Yaoundé R630,588
       
 Eastern Africa Eritrea Supporting the Eritrea Ministry of Health in blindness prevention by developing human resources in eye care through the training optometrists, optometry technicians and developing infrastructure. R1,681,388
  Tanzania Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development  through optometric education and up skilling  as well as infrastructure development( vision centres),and a school eye health programme. R2,034,713
  Uganda To elevate Refractive Error and Low Vision on the agenda of all national governments’ prevention of blindness programs by up skilling up skilling Ophthalmic Clinical Officers as well as a Child Eye Health Programme. R2,086,535
  Kenya  Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at Masinde Muliro University as well as a child Eye Health Programme R1,152,588
  Ethiopia Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by (i)addressing the significant lack of appropriate equipment in secondary eye care units (ii) up skilling of local Human Resources to deliver eye care services. R690,188
       
 Southern Africa Malawi Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness due to refractive error in Southern Africa by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through undergraduate optometric education ( Schools of Optometry) and Infrastructure Development (Vision Centre). R1,884,472
  Mozambique Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness due to refractive error in Southern Africa by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through undergraduate optometric education ( Schools of Optometry) and Infrastructure Development (Vision Centre). R3,812,059
  South Africa (i) Development of a refractive programme for the district health system that will provide on-going care within the national health system. (ii) Elimination of avoidable blindness due to refractive error and low vision HRD and service and infrastructure development.( in KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng) (iii) School Eye Health Programme.
Sub-Regions Countries Type of Involvement/Support Funding (Rands) 
West Africa Nigeria Contributing to alleviating avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to Uncorrected Refractive Error and Low Vision through capacity development and provision of appropriate technology.: i) Provision of Low vision services. (ii) Human Resource Development - Dispensing Opticians. (iii) Supporting Federal Capital Territory (Abuja) to build capacity for the delivery of eye care services. R5,474,268
  Ghana Contributing to alleviating avoidable blindness and visual impairment due to Uncorrected Refractive Error and Low Vision through capacity development and provision of appropriate technology. Supporting the Ghana Health Services to develop capacity in the provision of refractive error services through the set up of vision centres. R339,988
  Mali Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at IOTA  R140,828
  Gambia Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course. R132,004
       
Central Africa Cameroon Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at Yaoundé R630,588
       
 Eastern Africa Eritrea Supporting the Eritrea Ministry of Health in blindness prevention by developing human resources in eye care through the training optometrists, optometry technicians and developing infrastructure. R1,681,388
  Tanzania Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development  through optometric education and up skilling  as well as infrastructure development( vision centres),and a school eye health programme. R2,034,713
  Uganda To elevate Refractive Error and Low Vision on the agenda of all national governments’ prevention of blindness programs by up skilling up skilling Ophthalmic Clinical Officers as well as a Child Eye Health Programme. R2,086,535
  Kenya  Human Resources Development - Support  the optometry course at Masinde Muliro University as well as a child Eye Health Programme R1,152,588
  Ethiopia Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness in developing nations by (i)addressing the significant lack of appropriate equipment in secondary eye care units (ii) up skilling of local Human Resources to deliver eye care services. R690,188
       
 Southern Africa Malawi Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness due to refractive error in Southern Africa by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through undergraduate optometric education ( Schools of Optometry) and Infrastructure Development (Vision Centre). R1,884,472
  Mozambique Provision of a sustainable solution to the problem of avoidable blindness due to refractive error in Southern Africa by addressing the significant barrier of local human resource capacity development through undergraduate optometric education ( Schools of Optometry) and Infrastructure Development (Vision Centre). R3,812,059
  South Africa (i) Development of a refractive programme for the district health system that will provide on-going care within the national health system. (ii) Elimination of avoidable blindness due to refractive error and low vision HRD and service and infrastructure development.( in KwaZulu Natal, Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Gauteng) (iii) School Eye Health Programme.
Contact Details
Martin Hahn: Regional Director, Southern Africa
martin@cbmsa.org
Kirstin Lee Bostelmann: Regional Director, East Africa
kbostelmann@cbmi-nbo.org
Michael Kirumba: Regional Director, West Africa
Michael.kirumba@cbm-arow.org