What we do
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Fields of Work
CBM’s work in Kenya is guided by the five components (health, education, livelihood, social, empowerment) of the WHO CBR Matrix. In this respect, we are currently involved in and plan to develop the following priorities over the next few years:
- CBM supports the Kenya National Eye Care Plan in disease control (Cataract, Trachoma, Glaucoma, Childhood Blindness, and Diabetes).
- CBM is also committed to human resource development at all levels of the health care structure
- The organisation supports appropriate technology; the capacity development of partners and local procurement agencies to provide essential materials and equipment for medical eye care programmes.
- CBM supports district eye care planning under the umbrella of VISION 2020.
Low Vision Services
- Since 1998, CBM has put a heavy investment into the establishment of low vision services in Kenya through developing clinical, educational and rehabilitative supporting structures (comprehensive low vision services). Comprehensive low services are now being increasingly taken over by respective government ministries.
CBM puts resources towards the running of Special Needs Schools supporting educational materials, classroom adaptation and pre-vocational training.
In previous years, CBM together with the Government established Educational Assessment and Resource Centres (EARCs) for the early identification, assessment, intervention and placement of children with special needs.
- CBM promotes a comprehensive approach towards orthopaedic services; surgery, rehabilitation and assistive devices.
- In this area, we are working alongside the Association of the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK) a key strategic partner which remains in the forefront of ensuring the rights of persons with disabilities and the necessary comprehensive care are maintained through their mobile outreach and nine branch offices. Additionally, CBM continues to work in close collaboration with AIC Cure Children’s Hospital, a high quality, orthopaedic, surgical, rehabilitation and training unit on the outskirts of Nairobi.
- Two current priorities in our work are the development of a more cohesive network of implementing partners providing through community networks, early identification, referral, pre-operative, post-operative and community follow-up; as well as the support for the ongoing research and design developments of mobility aids and appliances.
Working within the CBR matrix, CBM with its partners, aim to reinforce the CBR guidelines and how their implementation can be best effected into programme activities. This is aligned with the current Government approach to community based rehabilitation.
CBM partner programmes
Read about our partner programmes in these fields: