CURE Niger is the only hospital in the country of over 24 million that offers specialty surgical care for children living with treatable physical disabilities and for the first time, the expert staff at CURE Niger have completed over 1,000 surgeries in a single year! This record-breaking level of impact demonstrates the hard work and faithfulness of the staff who work every day to spread hope and healing to children.
“I count it as a blessing to have a hand in helping these incredible kids regain their health,” said George Gavrus, Executive Director of CURE Niger. “I am so proud of the good that can come from this hospital and our amazing team of professionals that are the hands and feet of Christ to the children we serve.”
In addition to this medical milestone, CURE Niger has opened the first wheelchair-accessible playground in the country. The playground, which is on hospital property and includes a 10 meter ramp, will aid in the physical and emotional healing process of the young patients.
This fun new addition was made possible through donors and a partnership with Kids Around the World and will allow children of all ability levels to play for years to come.
The playground’s grand opening was celebrated with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the country’s H. E. First Lady, Minister of Planning and Development, the Governor of Niamey, the Mayor of Niamey, and other local leaders.
“Thousands of children are operated and healed at CURE, and the results we get from them are real results.” – Ranaou Abache, Secretary of the Minister of Health
Patients and families who were at the hospital during the event were given Christmas presents by the elected leaders. CURE Niger is able to provide record levels of quality and care from surgery to the playground thanks to our generous donors from around the world.
About CURE International
CURE International is a Christian nonprofit organization that operates a global network of pediatric surgical hospitals, which serve one of the world’s most marginalized and vulnerable populations – children with disabilities. Patients at CURE hospitals suffer from orthopedic, neurosurgical, and maxillofacial conditions that limit their mobility/functionality and opportunities for education and employment. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE intentionally ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients in its care and invests in training programs that aim to equip the next generation of health workers and strengthen national health care systems. Since inception, CURE has conducted more than 5.3 million patient visits and 330,000 surgical procedures around the world. For more information, visit https://cure.org/.