As we reach the end of 2015, it is a good time to look back and reflect on some of the accomplishments achieved over the past year at CURE Niger. In the past few months, we have reached some important milestones at the hospital:
In December, we performed our 700th surgery for the year, a new record for CURE Niger. In 2014 we performed 627 surgeries, and we will end 2015 with around 720, so this is a significant increase. In addition to the dedication and hard work of our surgical staff, this increase is also due to the fact that we were able to benefit from a number of different visiting surgeons this year, from other CURE facilities and from elsewhere. We want to thank them all for their contribution to our success.
In December we also performed our 3,000th surgery in our hospital since we opened our doors in October, 2010.
Finally, in November, the clubfoot program treated their 1,000th patient since the program started in Niger. Among those 1,000 patients, 380 were girls and 620 were boys, and in all, 1,602 feet were healed.
This means that all together, CURE has changed more than 4,000 lives since establishing a presence in Niger 5 years ago. When you include the friends and family members that have been impacted by the healing they have witnessed and the love of God they have experienced at our hospital, the number is actually much higher. This is a great achievement, and we are very proud—it is worthy of celebration! However, we know that all that we do and accomplish is ultimately due to God’s grace and mercy. To God be the glory; our aspiration is to be instruments of healing in his hands.
May God continue to use us to accomplish His goals for His kingdom and to bring His healing to the people of Niger.
Happy New Year!