CURE Awarded $2.79 million from USAID’s ASHA program for Expansion and Sustainability Projects
CURE International was awarded $2.79 million in grant funds by USAID/ASHA to make improvements to CURE’s charitable children’s hospitals in Kenya, Niger, and Zambia. These projects are made possible by the generous support of the American people and will include:
Solar Energy System and Sustainability Project at the CURE Kenya hospital
Solar Energy System and Sustainability Project at the CURE Zambia hospital
Capacity Expansion and Infrastructure Investment at the CURE Niger hospital
The Solar Energy System and Sustainability Projects at CURE Kenya and CURE Zambia will provide innovative solar energy solutions and electrical upgrades to enhance the hospitals’ energy independence and create significant cost savings that will be reinvested into the hospitals’ charitable work. Through these projects, the ties between the United States and the countries of Kenya and Zambia will be strengthened and champion the ideals of sustainable energy and innovative technology in these countries.
The Capacity Expansion and Infrastructure Investment project at CURE Niger will allow the expansion of the hospital’s operating rooms, children’s ward, medical equipment, and improve its current solar energy system. These upgrades will allow the hospital to continue to provide excellent care for children with treatable disabilities and further strengthen the United States’ relationship with Niger.
These four-year construction projects will officially begin in October 2020 and will help support the growth and sustainability of these charitable children’s hospitals in Kenya, Zambia, and Niger.
ABOUT CURE INTERNATIONAL
CURE International is a non-profit Christian organization that operates charitable hospitals and pediatric specialty programs in 12 countries around the world. CURE provides medical and surgical care for children with treatable conditions regardless of gender, ethnic background, or religious affiliation. Since 1996, CURE’s mission is to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God. For more information, visit https://cure.org/.
USAID is the world’s premier international development agency and a catalytic actor driving development results. USAID’s work advances U.S. national security and economic prosperity, demonstrates American generosity, and promotes a path to recipient self-reliance and resilience. For more information, visit https://usaid.gov
USAID’s Office of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (USAID/ASHA) provides assistance to schools, libraries, and medical centers outside the United States that serve as study and demonstration centers for American ideas and practices. USAID/ASHA awards help cultivate positive relationships between citizens of the United States and other nations. For more information, visit the ASHA page on the USAID site.