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ICU Construction at CURE Uganda

by on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 7:54 am

Earlier this year, prior to the spread of COVID-19 to Uganda, CURE Uganda celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony for their new Intensive Care Unit (ICU), with special guests from the CURE Canada board and Guatemala.  The number of patients coming to CURE Uganda has grown significantly the past few years, increasing by over 40% prompting the […]

Spreading Kindness: Nurse Richard

by on Monday, April 13, 2020 at 10:20 am

It’s true, first impressions are important! Here at CURE Uganda, we are blessed with someone who works hard at giving patients and their families an amazing first impression – nurse Richard Nabende. Prior to COVID-19 protocols, as the Outpatients Department Coordinator, Richard was the first person from the medical team that patients and their families […]

Teamwork to Save Babies in Uganda

by on Monday, March 2, 2020 at 9:40 am

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

by on Monday, February 24, 2020 at 9:53 am

“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!

by on Monday, February 3, 2020 at 9:58 am

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

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 […]

Miriam Apio

Science & caring with heart

by on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:50 am

“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?

by on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 12:42 pm

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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