Posts Tagged Health care

CURE International Receives Grant from the Motorola Foundation

CARE and CURE International Receive Grants to Support Community-Based Education for Girls and a Family Medicine Residency at the CURE International Hospital of Kabul

Lemoyne, Pa.; Schaumburg, Ill.; and Merrifield, Va.; August 23, 2010: Motorola, CARE and CURE International today announced that the Motorola Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Motorola, is donating funds totaling $200,000 to the two aid organizations to support education and healthcare programs in Afghanistan.

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Touching Story Reveals Struggles of the Physically Disabled in Ethiopia

Molly Hottle of The Oregonian wrote a heart-warming story about Yodit Derese, a young Ethiopian woman with clubfoot who was brought to the U.S. for surgery through the determination and love of a Portland family.

This touching story also highlights the trials facing children with treatable physical disabilities and the lack of quality medical care in Ethiopia and throughout the developing world.  It is wonderful that Yodit was able to come to the U.S. for care, but for many other Ethiopian children this option is not possible.  Through our hospital in Ethiopia and the generosity of our supporters, CURE  makes healing possible for these children by instead bringing top-quality, First-World care to them right in their own country, regardless of their ability to pay.

Read Yodit’s full story here.

Haiti Update Interview


Phil Hudson, CURE’s Haiti relief director, is back in the U.S. for a few days.  He took some time out of his schedule to talk with Mission Network News about the current situation in Haiti and what role CURE International continues to play in the recovery efforts…

Go here to read and listen.  To listen to audio, click on The Story in Audio link at the upper right hand side of the page.

Going to Zambia

Amy Fann leads the Zambia Go Team, which arrives in the country on July 22.  Amy traveled to the CURE Zambia hospital last year and came back from Africa a changed woman.  As she put it, “I left my heart in Africa.”  Now, she’s ready to go back and help minister to our young patients.  She shared some of her insights into her upcoming trip:

Amy Fann Interview from CURE Video on Vimeo.

Good News from the U.A.E.

A good Monday to you…

Here’s some good news from the CURE Oasis hospital…

Moms Suffering from Obstetric Fistula Get Support and Healing at CURE Kabul

As CURE International celebrates moms, we’d like to share one of the ways we are changing the lives of mothers at our hospital in Kabul, Afghanistan.phpeKLvWt

Many Afghan mothers suffer with an obstetric fistula (OF). An obstetric fistula is a hole between a woman’s birth passage and one or more of her internal organs that usually develops when a woman gives birth. It has largely been eliminated in the West, but is still prevalent in the developing world.  (To find out more information, go here and here.)

There are many factors contributing to the existence of obstetric fistula in Afghanistan. They include lack of access to emergency obstetrical and/or prenatal care, malnutrition, poverty and limited formal education opportunities for women.

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