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Surgery: an essential component in universal health coverage

by on Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 10:55 am

In the past two decades much emphasis was placed on primary healthcare, including prevention and management of infectious diseases, as well as mother and child care. The millennium development goals had three goals targeting such areas: reduce child mortality, improve maternal health, and combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and other diseases. The global health agenda is now […]

Three changes that could affect your family’s future

by on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 1:06 pm

Many of us rely on our calendar or phone to prompt important reminders for things like birthdays, meetings, and events. What if you also had helpful prompts to remind you it’s time to update your estate plan? You may be surprised that these “prompts” are actually happening all the time!  Some include: Family changes A […]

In pursuit of excellence through partnership

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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, […]

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 […]

Treasure in Uganda

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What do you do when you find a beautiful treasure hidden in a field? After celebrating that it’s there, you invite others to come and see.  Tucked away in Mbale, Uganda, is one such gem. At CURE Uganda, a Christian hospital specializing in pediatric neurosurgery, approximately 1,500 neurosurgical procedures are performed every year. Comparatively, this […]

A new approach to untreated clubfoot

by on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 4:00 pm

The scourge of clubfoot in a child or adolescent that has never had treatment is something that we experience daily here at CURE Ethiopia. There are an estimated 40,000 children in the country with clubfoot. Clubfoot is a condition which can be easily treated in infancy, however, if it is left untreated, it will often […]

The surgery experience at CURE Uganda

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Have you ever wondered what happens when a child goes in for neurosurgery? In this piece, Dr. Micheal Ogwal, Medical Officer at CURE Uganda, walks us through the surgery experience. —Editors Surgery can be an intimidating thing to many, and the thought of brain surgery on a child doesn’t make things any better for an […]

What does “safe surgery” mean?

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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 […]

Advancing essential surgery through equipment maintenance

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“If we can improve the efficiency of the OR, it is possible to save more lives.” Keith Miles, Executive Director of Safe Surgery Initiative.  When you think about surgery, probably the first thing that comes to your mind is: “Is this safe? Is my child going to come out alive? What are the health implications […]

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 […]

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Surgery: an essential component in universal health coverage

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The journey to accessibility excellence

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