New facility will expand access to care for children living with treatable disabilities in Zimbabwe
Tim Tebow’s life is all about impact — both on the field and in the world. In 2014, The Tim Tebow Foundation (TTF) partnered with CURE International to open the Tebow CURE Hospital in the Philippines. Each year, that hospital performs over 1,200 free surgical procedures for children and ministers to thousands.
Recognizing the massive impact this hospital is having in the Philippines, Tim knew his foundation could do even more for the children globally if they expanded their partnership with CURE International.
Yesterday, Tim Tebow, CURE, and members of the local government and medical community celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of a 40-bed children’s ward at CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe that TTF will help fund.
“Together, we will fight to bring physical and spiritual healing to these children who otherwise may never receive care,” said Tim Tebow, Founder of TTF. “It brings me such joy to think about the children and families who will be served here in the years to come. It is a true blessing to be able to serve the people of Southern Africa by providing them with a place where they can experience Faith, Hope, and Love!”
This new children’s ward will allow the hospital to complete up to 2,000 surgical procedures a year for children who suffer from treatable conditions such as clubfoot, bowed legs, and knock knees. CURE has three children’s hospitals in Southern Africa – Malawi, Zambia, and Zimbabwe – providing charitable care to these countries directly but also serving children from border countries including Mozambique, Tanzania, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
“Tim Tebow, his foundation, and his foundation’s supporters should be very proud of the amazing work they are doing all around the world,” said Justin Narducci, President/CEO of CURE International. “This new ward will unlock CURE Zimbabwe’s potential to be a major resource for the vulnerable children of Southern Africa. We are truly blessed to have TTF as our partner.”
In addition to immediately expanding access to healthcare for vulnerable children, CURE Zimbabwe multiplies its efforts by serving as a teaching hospital. In this way, CURE Zimbabwe not only serves children in the immediate future but also contributes to developing the next generation of surgeons in Zimbabwe and across Southern Africa at large.
The new children’s ward is expected to open in January of next year.
About CURE International
CURE International is a Christian nonprofit organization that operates a global network of pediatric surgical hospitals, which serve one of the world’s most marginalized and vulnerable populations – children with disabilities. Patients at CURE hospitals suffer from orthopedic, neurosurgical, and maxillofacial conditions that limit their mobility/functionality and opportunities for education and employment. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE intentionally ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients in its care and invests in training programs that aim to equip the next generation of health workers and strengthen national health care systems. Since inception, CURE has conducted more than 5.3 million patient visits and 330,000 surgical procedures around the world. For more information, visit https://cure.org/.