Happy International Nurses Day!

We couldn’t let International Nurses Day pass without celebrating our incredible nursing staff around the world, so today, instead of our usual “Week in Photos” blog post, we decided to do a special all-nurses edition. Please join us in acknowledging this talented group of medical professionals for the love and care they extend to patients and families on a daily basis!

CURE Uganda

Photos by Christopher Mullen

Milton, Monica, Ester, Ezra and Sam work behind the nurses station in the general ward.

Milton, Monica, Ester, Ezra, and Sam work behind the nurses station in the general ward

Nurse Francis holds Nakato who is reaching for Nurse Beatrice behind the nurses station in the general ward.

Nurse Francis holds Nakato, who is reaching for Nurse Beatrice, behind the nurses station in the general ward

During a quiet moment in the ICU Nurse Pius reads from the Book of Psalms.

During a quiet moment in the ICU, Nurse Pius reads from the Book of Psalms

ACU Nurse Janet checks the breathing of her patient Nesia who just came out of surgery.

ACU Nurse Janet checks the breathing of her patient, Nesia, who just came out of surgery

CURE Zambia

Photos by Abby Tumelo

CURE Zambia doctors and nurses pose for a group photo with visiting Doctor Clawson after a hectic week of cleft lip and palate surgeries

CURE Zambia doctors and nurses pose for a group photo with visiting Doctor Clawson after a hectic week of cleft lip and palate surgeries

Trinity, the nurse in charge, and Inonge's grandmother share a heartwarming conversation. Inonges grandmother expressee thanks for everything CURE has done for her sweet granddaughter Inonge.

Trinity, the nurse in charge, and Inonge’s grandmother share a heartwarming conversation. Inonge’s grandmother expressed thanks for everything CURE has done for her sweet granddaughter Inonge.

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Nurse Christerbel tends to Inonge during her surgery

Nurse Christerbel raises hands in worship as she thanks God for a successful surgery with the rest of the  team.

Nurse Christerbel raises hands in worship as she thanks God for a successful surgery with the rest of the team

Nurse Isabel tries to calm little Humphrey just before he goes to theatre.

Nurse Isabel tries to calm little Humphrey just before he goes into the operating theater for surgery

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Nurse Anna works swiftly as she passes an instrument to Dr Sichizya during surgery

CURE Philippines

Photos by Marlene Bray

Nurse Julie gets Kenneth Warren’s IV switched in record time!

Nurse Julie gets Kenneth Warren’s IV switched in record time!

Karen Grace, a bit nervous about her cast change, clings to Nurse Meja

Karen Grace, a bit nervous about her cast change, clings to Nurse Meja

Nurse Meja gently washes Queenie’s feet in between castings.

Nurse Meja gently washes Queenie’s feet in between castings

Nurse Ralp’s Salon gives the best post-surgery pedicures around! Making sure procedure sites stay clean is a vital part of the recovery process.

Nurse Ralp’s Salon gives the best post-surgery pedicures around! Making sure procedure sites stay clean is a vital part of the recovery process.

Charish and Nurse Vivian check out her new, straight feet right after surgery!

Charish and Nurse Vivian check out her new, straight feet right after surgery!

Nurse Liz does everything she can to be sure Dayana is comfortable after surgery

Nurse Liz does everything she can to be sure Dayana is comfortable after surgery

CURE Dominican Republic

Photos by Esther Bervis

Nurse Laura comforts a patient

Nurse Laura comforts a patient

Dr. Yi and Sue Ruggles, Missionary Nurse, pose for a photo

Dr. Yi and Sue Ruggles, Missionary Nurse, pose for a photo

Hospital stays can be fun!

Who says hospital stays can’t be fun?!

OR Nurse Genesis poses for a photo with and Paola with Esther from the spiritual life team

OR Nurse Genesis, left, with Paola with Esther from the spiritual life team, and one happy patient!

CURE Niger

Photos by Fanny Franceschi

Having a good laugh helps healing goes faster!

Having a good laugh helps healing goes faster!

Elodie is checks Hamsatou’s hand. The healing process is underway!

Elodie checks Hamsatou’s hand. The healing process is underway!

Afia works in the kids ward. Her smile is contagious!

Afia works in the kids ward. Her smile is contagious!

Praying before surgery

Praying before surgery

CURE Kenya

Photos by Fiona Macharia

Terry, Gladys, and Phillis pray with Jeff and his mother just before he is wheeled into the OR for surgery

Terry, Gladys, and Phillis pray with Jeff and his mother just before he is wheeled into the OR for surgery

Terry receives Winfrey at the waiting bay just before she goes in for surgery

Terry receives Winfrey at the waiting bay just before she goes in for surgery

Part of our nursing team poses for a photo just before they plant trees  during CURE Kenya's tree planting drive

Part of our nursing team poses for a photo before they plant trees during CURE Kenya’s tree planting drive

Kellen, CURE Kenya's ward manager, helps Rebecca settle in at the playroom

Kellen, CURE Kenya’s ward manager, helps Rebecca settle in at the playroom

Gladys consoles Moses after a successful surgery as she waits to hand him over to his mother

Gladys consoles Moses after a successful surgery as she waits to hand him over to his mother

CURE Malawi

Photos by Beka Gowan

Maria shares a laugh with Steven!

Maria shares a laugh with Steven!

Before going into the operating theater, Chavula prays with Aisha and her mom, as well as one of our private patients

Before going into the operating theater, Chavula prays with Aisha and her mom, as well as one of our private patients

Mukonde expertly bandages up a patient's leg

Mukonde expertly bandages a patient’s leg

Lonjezo isn't scared at all as Chawaya prepares her for anesthesia before surgery.

Lonjezo isn’t scared at all as Chawaya prepares her for anesthesia before surgery.


Photo of the CURE International

About the Author:

CURE International is a Christian health care network that operates charitable hospitals and programs in underserved countries worldwide where patients experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity.

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