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About the Hospital

The CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda is a specialty teaching hospital that treats the neurosurgical needs of children with an emphasis on conditions like hydrocephalus, neural tube defects, spina bifida, and brain tumors. Located in Mbale, Uganda, it is Africa’s leading hospital for brain surgery and the treatment of these conditions.

Children in Uganda suffering from physical disabilities like hydrocephalus have little hope for a productive future. When left untreated, infant hydrocephalus leads to significant brain damage, severe developmental delay, blindness, and ultimately death. However, the medical staff at CURE Uganda offers life-saving procedures for children with these conditions with state-of-the-art treatment solutions.

CURE Uganda is recognized as a global leader in a minimally-invasive, shuntless treatment for hydrocephalus. Developed by the hospital’s founding medical director, Dr. Benjamin Warf, this procedure combines endoscopic third ventriculostomy (ETV) with a choroid plexus cauterization (CPC) to provide a safer, more sustainable solution than the use of a shunt. The hospital’s prestigious CURE Neuro Fellowship Program attracts surgeons from all over the world.

CURE Uganda places equal emphasis on physical and spiritual healing. The hospital has a highly trained team of counselors who are available to talk and pray with patients and their families. To extend its reach beyond Mbale, CURE Uganda regularly sends out mobile clinics to remote areas of the country to identify children for treatment and to follow up with those who have already been treated.

Did You Know?

CURE Uganda was the first hospital in sub-Saharan Africa dedicated to the neurosurgical needs of children.

In Uganda, nearly 5,000 children are born with hydrocephalus every year.

CURE Uganda is Africa's leading teaching hospital for treating hydrocephalus, brain tumors, spina bifida and neural tube defects.