Our health care programme aims to build sustainable and inclusive systems and services for persons with disabilities and other disadvantaged populations. Our mandate in health care includes visual impairments, hearing and speech impairments, physical impairments, mental illness, intellectual disability, and multiple disabilities.
While our eye care programmes are well known, we also support cross-disability health interventions such as ear and hearing care, mental health care, and physical impairments such as clubfoot. We work to minimise the conditions that lead to disability and reduce the prevalence of diseases that cause impairments. We also work on prevention and health promotion besides curative treatment, therapy, and support with assistive devices. Our emphasis is that health services should be inclusive and accessible to persons with disabilities.
CBM strives to promote inclusive education, addressing above components through our unique programmes, learning together playing together
With improved vision after his cataract surgery, Kamla Prasad completes a beautiful Banarasi saree in 4 days and makes upto INR 9,000 to 10,000 (130-140 USD) monthly. With increased income, in the long run, Kamala Prasad aspires to own his own handloom machine.
Handloom Weaver, Banarasi
CBM in collaboration with World Health Organization (WHO) has field tested the Primary Ear and hearing care modules and trained local community health workers in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
started collaborations with Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, under RP centre, AIIMS
Cofounded ‘Sound Hearing 2030’ forum to promote primary ear care
Awarded by GOI in recognition of exemplary contribution towards elimination of Avoidable Blindness in India
became founding member of Vision 2020
Started the Institute of Ophthalmology under Bharathidasan University in Joseph Eye Hospital, Thiruchirappalli, to meet the acute need of Ophthalmologists serving in remote villages.
People received medical services for ear conditions
People received medical services for orthopaedic conditions
People received community mental health services
People received medical eye services
People received other medical services
‘Talking Hands’: sign language and inclusion
Sign language is a visual, gestural, and body language-based medium of communication that helps people with hearing impairments interact with both speaking and non-speaking people. CBM India Trust…Read More
“I can run the store now!”
Manasi, nine years old, found reading what was written on the school blackboard difficult. Despite her progressively deteriorating vision, she continued to keep up with her daily activities.…Read More
An Open Window of Hope
Everyone has a series of ups and downs. From childhood, I had the opportunity to learn everything I wanted. I received training in various areas to support my…Read More
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