CURE Hydrocephalus & Spina Bifida

Helping children survive and thrive through global partnerships in training, treatment, and discovery


The fellowship training center is located at the CURE Children’s Hospital in Mbale, Uganda.

  • 15+ years of experience in the endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus
  • High clinical volume (over 1,000 surgeries each year)
  • Expert faculty, surgical & clinical teams
  • Since 2006: 32 fellows from 19 Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  • 10+ Neurosurgeons trained from America & Europe


Comprehensive treatment strategy

  • Early detection
  • Timely intervention
  • Research informed practice
  • Focused follow-up
  • Compassionate care


An emphasis on research since 2001

  • 25+ global publications. (JNS, NEJM, Lancet)
  • Informing global practice in treatment of hydrocephalus & spina bifida
  • A core of CURE HSB fellowship & partners

Fellowship Details

a CHSB fellow trains on a simulator at CURE Uganda

CURE Hydrocephalus & Spina Bifida works with fellows who are self-funded (through their home institution) as well as with those who rely on a scholarship.  CHSB will work with the fellow’s home institution and our partners to ensure:

Interested applicants should have:

A CHSB fellowship can take up to 8 weeks to complete.

Get in touch!

Contact us if interested in the any of the following:

  • CHSB Fellowship (self-funded/scholarship)
  • Becoming a Partnership Treatment Location
  • Exploring Research Collaboration
  • Other unique partnership opportunities

Email: hsb@cure.org

To express your interest in a fellowship, complete and submit the following form:

Interest Form (PDF)