About the CURE Hydrocephalus Program:
CURE Hydrocephalus is a division of CURE International committed to saving lives by eliminating untreated hydrocephalus and its preventable causes through training, treatment, and research. Since 2000 through efforts emanating from CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda (CURE-Uganda) in Mbale, over 5,000 lives have been saved, ten surgeons from nine different countries have been trained, and ground-breaking research has been shared through publications in peer-reviewed journals.
CURE Hydrocephalus is expanding that 10-year proof of concept to impact more of the developing world.
Since 2000 over 5,000 lives have been saved, 10 surgeons have been trained, and ground-breaking research has been shared.
CURE Hydrocephalus has been launched to develop a world-class network of Hydrocephalus Treatment Locations (HTLs) in the developing world that target the following primary program pillars:
Expanding access to life-saving surgical treatment for children with hydrocephalus
Strengthening national health systems by training and equipping national surgeons from the developing world to provide advanced surgical treatment methods for hydrocephalus
Research and Prevention
Developing the IT infrastructure to capture patient data to facilitate research with CH's strategic partners in an effort to advance the understanding of the causes, best treatment practices, and effective methods of prevention of post-infectious hydrocephalus
Demonstrating compassionate care and concern for the world's most vulnerable children