Published by Rick Gardner
Navigating COVID-19: continuing to serve children living with disabilities throughout the pandemic
CURE International has pediatric surgical hospitals in seven low and middle-income countries, serving the population of those countries by providing essential musculoskeletal, neurosurgical, and plastic surgical care. Our non-governmental organization (NGO) plays a critical role in the healthcare of these countries through direct patient care, as well as Health System Strengthening (HSS) by training the […]
Coming Together Through Adversity
Writing from CURE Ethiopia, it is hard to predict the impact of the coronavirus pandemic in Ethiopia and in other countries where CURE serves. The spread seen in many African countries has been following a different trajectory when compared to the rapid escalation seen in North America and Europe. While we will undoubtedly face further […]
Can mission hospitals contribute to capacity building?
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 […]
Why I chose to work for CURE
Ever since medical school, I have felt called to work overseas. It was a leap of faith for my wife and I to come to Ethiopia with our one-year-old son.
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