Published by Abby Watrous
Teamwork to Save Babies in Uganda
800 grams. 28.2 ounces. That’s less than two pounds of butter, and a bit more than two cans of Pepsi. It’s also the weight of some of the premature babies that neonatologist Dr. Kathy Burgoine and her team take care of at the Mbale Regional Referral Hospital’s Neonatal Unit (NNU), which is a project of […]
Overcoming a Brain Infection: Trevis
“I was in great fear; I thought I was losing him.” – Trevis’ mom Holding her bouncing baby boy, Julian told us the story of how her little boy, Trevis, became desperately ill. By looking at his spunky smile today, you would never guess that just weeks ago he was fighting a life-threatening infection close […]
CURE Uganda’s 19th Anniversary!
CURE Uganda turned 19 years old! On January 19th, 2001, CURE Uganda officially opened. We have spent 19 years serving God by healing the sick and proclaiming His kingdom in Uganda, and this January, we celebrated! When staff have birthdays, the human resource team sends out an all-staff email on their special day. For CURE […]
CURE Uganda Chapel Groundbreaking and Dedication
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 […]
Science & caring with heart
“A good day starts when a six-year old says, “Thank you, nurse, you are a good girl!” Miriam Apio explains, laughing. Miriam is the CURE Uganda Lab Supervisor and a highly skilled medical laboratory technologist. She has a rollicking sense of humor and was ear-to-ear smiles as she told us about her recent patient. Even […]
What does “safe surgery” mean?
When we use the term “safe surgery,” we don’t mean just the fact that the surgery is being performed by a skilled, experienced surgeon. This term encapsulates the entire surgical system—is it considered “safe” from start to finish, from admitting a patient all the way through to their discharge? One of the key findings of […]
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