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Orthodontics Help ENT Patients at CURE Kenya

by on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:23 am

A cleft palate fistula is a small hole at the roof of the mouth. This can occur during the recovery process after cleft palate surgery, or sometimes people are born with it. Thankfully, there’s a temporary solution called a palatal obturator. “It’s nothing more than an invisible retainer,” Lance told us. Lance is a lab […]

CURE Uganda Chapel Groundbreaking and Dedication

by on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 9:16 am

On a bright Wednesday morning in early December, the CURE Uganda community gathered together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new chapel and spiritual center offices and dedicate the construction to God. Executive Director Tim Erickson shared his recent experience of sitting next to a teenaged patient in the chapel who was recovering from her […]

Mysterious Past, Bright Future: Meet Slinthe

by on Monday, January 13, 2020 at 10:07 am

His name is Slinthe. But, he hasn’t always been known as Slinthe. You see, Slinthe has a unique story. Slinthe was found asking for money on the street. When asked his name he’d reply “Poa,” which is Swahili for “fine.” This was his standard answer, and “poa” sounds a bit like Paul. Because of this, […]

Improving Efficiency through OpenMRS

by on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 10:06 am

CURE as a network is always looking toward the future, working to improve what we do and to glorify God through it. One of the ways we are preparing for the future is by implementing an OpenMRS system, a collaborative open-source project to develop software to support the delivery of health care in developing countries. […]

Improvements and Inclusion: CURE Niger’s 9th Anniversary Celebration

by on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 9:00 am

Last week, I had the privilege of returning to Niger, where I served with CURE for seven years at the CURE Hospital des Enfants in the capital city of Niamey (CURE Niger). It has been almost a year since our family left Niger, and it was wonderful to have the chance to visit Niamey, reconnect […]

Purpose in Every Corner

by on Thursday, January 2, 2020 at 9:31 am

Volunteer Surgeon: Flavia Alberghina Flavia Alberghina is an orthopedic resident from Sicily, Italy, who is volunteering at our CURE Malawi hospital for six months. She fell in love with pediatrics the moment she stepped into the hospital, realizing medicine wasn’t only related to athletics. “I used to think medicine was just for athletes; that it […]

Third Time’s a Charm – Farida’s Story

by on Thursday, December 26, 2019 at 10:06 am

Farida is a little bundle of energy who has been buzzing around CURE Niger for about three years now. Though you can’t see it anymore, Farida was born with a cleft lip. While this condition is a shock for most mothers, Farida’s mother, Roukaya, was prepared. Like Farida, Roukaya was born with a cleft lip […]

Christmas in Kenya

by on Monday, December 23, 2019 at 9:38 am

What is Christmas like in Kenya? Christmas in Kenya is a time for sharing and coming together to help the less fortunate. It is common to see groups visiting children’s homes bringing food, clothes, and other needed supplies. The weather in Kenya, during Christmas, is usually sunny and warm in most parts of the country. […]

Hygiene Kits Reach Malawi

by on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:43 am

When the cyclone hit multiple districts in Malawi, CURE staff came together to lend a hand and help the flood victims in need of basic medical attention. With generous donations from International Aid and Hope and Healing, CURE Malawi was gifted 4,000 hygiene kits to distribute amongst the community. Over the next year, these packets […]

Disability Training in Niger

by on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 9:10 am

Niger is a country that largely survives off of subsistence farming where each family grows just enough food to eat each year with very little leftover. As such, a person’s worth in society is directly linked to their ability to put in a hard day’s work in the fields. For the kids we treat here […]

Top Articles

Orthodontics Help ENT Patients at CURE Kenya

Naphtali Foster on Jan 20, 2020

CURE Uganda Chapel Groundbreaking and Dedication

Abby Watrous on Jan 15, 2020

Mysterious Past, Bright Future: Meet Slinthe

Naphtali Foster on Jan 13, 2020

Improving Efficiency through OpenMRS

Naphtali Foster on Jan 08, 2020

Improvements and Inclusion: CURE Niger’s 9th Anniversary Celebration

Josh Korn on Jan 06, 2020

Purpose in Every Corner

Alexis Gilmore on Jan 02, 2020