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Nurses: the heart of essential surgery

by on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 10:51 am

Often, the discussion around global surgery focuses on the surgeons and the important work they do. This is understandable, as there is a considerable dearth of surgeons in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and this is one of the reasons that most of the world population lacks access to surgery. However, in our focus on […]

Can mission hospitals contribute to capacity building?

by on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:46 pm

CURE International is well-placed within the countries it serves to help foster change in surgical expertise through training and hosting international experts. CURE strives to be an effective partner with each nation’s healthcare program, treating patients for whom there is neither the capacity nor the expertise available in the government sector. However, CURE’s role goes […]

Contributing to anesthesia training in Zambia

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Zambia has a population of about 18 million, and as of the last count, there are about 42 physician anesthetists and 176 non-physician anesthetists who are employed by the Ministry of Health. It is clear that the number of practicing anesthetists in the country is far from adequate to serve the entire population. The areas […]

Surgery’s Essential Role in Health Coverage

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Sustainable development through access to surgical care  This September the United Nations will be holding their 74th General Assembly in New York, and on September 23, 2019 they will hold a high level meeting on universal health coverage (UHC). The purpose of this meeting is to advance the cause of UHC, which means improving access […]

Healed and redeemed: Hadija’s story

by on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 11:02 am

“I went to many hospitals, and they told me that it was impossible to treat her.” Rehema is the mother of Hadija, a little girl from Tanzania who suffers from a congenital condition called popliteal pterygium, which affects the development of the skin. Hadija was born with thick webs of skin on the back of […]

Pastors train at CURE Kenya

by on Monday, August 26, 2019 at 3:54 am

At CURE Kenya, we are always seeking to grow, looking for new ways to serve our patients, ways that address our patient’s needs fully and in the end bring glory to God. In an attempt to do this, we have many trainings on various aspects of our ministry. In July, we had a team of […]

Medical volunteer inspires scholarship

by on Thursday, August 22, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Above: Ruth (HR), Stephen, Samuel, and Robin “I learned about CURE from a Christian medical magazine in 2002. At the end of the article they said they needed nurse anesthetists. I was looking for a short-term, faith-based medical mission, and I felt God was speaking to me in this article about CURE and calling me. […]

Taking the gospel to Uganda

by on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 3:56 am

CURE Uganda has mobile clinics that it operates throughout the country. When patients have been brought to us for neurosurgery, they need long-term follow-up care. Most of our patients also happen to be from humble backgrounds, making return trips to our hospital difficult. To make travel easier on them, we have set up clinics throughout […]

Mary, Joseph, and a miracle

by on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 at 3:00 pm

“I thought she had given birth to an animal. I was waiting to see the tail start growing.” Joseph’s father In remote, sparsely populated communities in Zambia, when something strange occurs, it becomes the talk of the day. Children who are born different become the subject of scrutiny among community members. Baby Joseph came from […]

Building self-esteem in Ethiopia

by on Thursday, July 11, 2019 at 3:34 pm

“When I hear the word CURE, I always think of emotional healing and physical healing,” says Kebede, one of the counselors at CURE Ethiopia. “And it makes me very happy that I get to be part of it and to spend time with children.”  CURE Ethiopia seeks to provide both physical and emotional healing. As […]

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Nurses: the heart of essential surgery

Josh Korn on Sep 17, 2019

Can mission hospitals contribute to capacity building?

Rick Gardner on Sep 16, 2019

Contributing to anesthesia training in Zambia

Chaanga Mungalu

Surgery’s Essential Role in Health Coverage

Josh Korn

Healed and redeemed: Hadija’s story

Holly Jennings on Aug 28, 2019

Pastors train at CURE Kenya

Elvis Lemaiyan on Aug 26, 2019