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Christian charity CBM recognised for pioneering work on blindness

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The Christian disability charity Christian Blind Mission (CBM) has been announced as joint winner of  the world’s largest scientific prize in the field of vision.

CBM won the 2017 António Champalimaud Vision award, along with international NGO Sightsavers.

The award recognises pioneering work preventing blindness and supporting blind and visually impaired people in developing countries.

A boy receives treatment from a Christian Blind Mission worker.Christian Blind Mission

Kirsty Smith, chief executive of CBM UK, said: ‘We’re honoured to receive this award, which is testament to the tireless efforts of our experts and partners around the world and the amazing generosity of our supporters who enable our work to happen. But there’s still a huge way to go to end the vicious cycle of poverty and disability. Together, we’re determined to build a world where nobody is needlessly blind and every person with a disability has the chance to fulfil their God-given

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