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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 […]

In pursuit of excellence through partnership

by on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 12:57 pm

Mark Heydenburg, a biomedical technology trainer with International Aid, visited our CURE hospital in Malawi, fixing equipment, setting up new machines, and training CURE Malawi’s local staff. Mark resides in Grand Rapids, MI, but has traveled all over the world sharing his expertise, including over forty visits to North Korea. His animated and adventurous personality, […]

Paul and Maureen Sloan at CURE Niger

A dynamic duo

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Paul and Maureen Sloan “get” CURE. They embody our mission, they love our kids, and they’ve devoted significant portions of their lives in service to the “least of these.” The Sloans first came into the CURE orbit in the late 1990s when Paul’s colleague, Dr. Ben Warf, left his position at the University of Kentucky […]

Patient Number 10

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10. It’s the percentage of the world that’s left-handed and the number of hours of sleep that a baby needs, but it also has another meaning—for Shadrack. You see, Shadrack was our tenth patient. He is literally Number 10 in the whole history of CURE! Back in 1998, before CURE Kenya was even operating in […]

The journey to accessibility excellence

by on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Here at CURE Niger, as with all CURE hospitals throughout the network, we’re striving to serve the children of our country who are needlessly suffering from treatable disabilities—like clubfoot, bowlegs, neglected broken bones, and burn contractures, to name just a few.  With our intense focus on treating children, getting them walking for the first time […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Far More Abundantly

by on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 6:05 pm

Back in early 2017, mobile clinics intimidated me. Each one was a culmination of about six weeks of work within communities up to three hours away from the Tebow CURE Hospital. We’d spend six weeks creating partnerships, educating health and social workers, and preparing a venue for the Tebow CURE team to screen patients. All […]

Top Articles

Science & caring with heart

Abby Watrous on Oct 29, 2019

Surgery: an essential component in universal health coverage

Jim Harrison on Oct 10, 2019

Three changes that could affect your family’s future

CURE Editorial Team on Oct 04, 2019

In pursuit of excellence through partnership

Alexis Gilmore

A dynamic duo

Joel Witwer

Patient Number 10

Naphtali Foster