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About the CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe
Established in April 2021, CURE Zimbabwe is the first and only hospital in the country of 14 million people to provide orthopedic care for disabilities such as clubfoot, bowed legs, and knock knees to children regardless of their economic status. The teaching hospital has 18 beds, three operating theaters, and an outpatient clinic. The hospital was refurbished by the Zimbabwe Orthopedic Trust in partnership with the Zimbabwean government and is located adjacent to United Bulawayo Hospital in Bulawayo.
Did You Know?
CURE estimates 300,000 children are currently living with treatable conditions such as neglected clubfoot, bowed legs, and knock knees.
Currently, there are 1.6 physicians and 7.2 nurses for every 10,000 people.
Of the people in Zimbabwe who are living with a disability, 53% became disabled before the age of 20.
There is 1 surgeon for every 1,000,000 people in Zimbabwe.
Hospital Leadership and Medical Team
Program Manager / Zimbabwe
Dr. Tongai Chitsamatanga
Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon / Zimbabwe
Dr. Rick Gardner
Chief Medical Officer
Human Resource Manager / Zimbabwe
Dr. Andrew Hodges
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon / Zimbabwe
Dr. Sarah Hodges
Consultant Anesthesiologist / Zimbabwe
Wilson Maclean Kakumura
Quality and Patient Safety Manager
Spiritual Director / Zimbabwe
Dr. Collen Msasanure
Doctor in Charge / Zimbabwe
Executive Director / Zimbabwe