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Orthodontics Help ENT Patients at CURE Kenya

by on Monday, January 20, 2020 at 10:23 am

A cleft palate fistula is a small hole at the roof of the mouth. This can occur during the recovery process after cleft palate surgery, or sometimes people are born with it. Thankfully, there’s a temporary solution called a palatal obturator. “It’s nothing more than an invisible retainer,” Lance told us. Lance is a lab […]

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 […]

Improving Efficiency through OpenMRS

by on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 at 10:06 am

CURE as a network is always looking toward the future, working to improve what we do and to glorify God through it. One of the ways we are preparing for the future is by implementing an OpenMRS system, a collaborative open-source project to develop software to support the delivery of health care in developing countries. […]

Improvements and Inclusion: CURE Niger’s 9th Anniversary Celebration

by on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 9:00 am

Last week, I had the privilege of returning to Niger, where I served with CURE for seven years at the CURE Hospital des Enfants in the capital city of Niamey (CURE Niger). It has been almost a year since our family left Niger, and it was wonderful to have the chance to visit Niamey, reconnect […]

Hygiene Kits Reach Malawi

by on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 at 10:43 am

When the cyclone hit multiple districts in Malawi, CURE staff came together to lend a hand and help the flood victims in need of basic medical attention. With generous donations from International Aid and Hope and Healing, CURE Malawi was gifted 4,000 hygiene kits to distribute amongst the community. Over the next year, these packets […]

Disability Training in Niger

by on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 9:10 am

Niger is a country that largely survives off of subsistence farming where each family grows just enough food to eat each year with very little leftover. As such, a person’s worth in society is directly linked to their ability to put in a hard day’s work in the fields. For the kids we treat here […]

Jinja’s New Mobile Clinic

by on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:11 pm

In 2003, CURE Uganda implemented a plan to extend our reach for our follow-up patients by starting mobile clinics in various regions of Uganda. Rotating clinics were opened in the western, central, and northern regions. Over the years, patients from the eastern region of Busoga, which covers thirteen districts, increased to over 1,500 patients! However, […]

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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, […]

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