International Aid will again serve children and families impacted by natural disasters and humanitarian crises in the United States and around the world
GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Friday, October 28, 2022: CURE International (CURE), a Christian nonprofit that operates a global network of children’s hospitals around the developing world, and International Aid, a subsidiary of CURE that specialized in medical equipment logistics and repair, and disaster response, announces that International Aid will relaunch as an independent nonprofit organization as of November 1, 2022.
This strategic decision will allow each organization to pursue its unique competencies while remaining committed more efficiently to healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God.
As an independent nonprofit organization separate from CURE, International Aid will focus exclusively on providing emergency supplies (food, water, shelter, etc.) to people who have been affected by natural disasters and humanitarian crises.
CURE will remain focused on providing surgical services and ministry care for children worldwide who suffer from treatable disabilities through its network of eight charitable children’s hospitals across Africa and the Philippines.
“This change will allow each of our organizations to do what we do best while remaining committed to our common values rooted in our shared faith,” said Justin Narducci, President/CEO of CURE International. “I am excited about this new season for both organizations because it will allow even more children and families to be served in their time of need.”
International Aid joined CURE International as a distinct, wholly-owned subsidiary of CURE on July 1, 2019. Three and a half years later, the organizations are proud to have succeeded in their joint mission: last fiscal year, CURE completed more medical procedures than ever before in its 25-year history for children in need across Africa and the Philippines.
About CURE International
CURE International is a Christian nonprofit organization operating a global network of eight children’s hospitals that offer free surgical interventions for children living with treatable disabilities. CURE hospitals provide life-changing care for children suffering from conditions such as cleft lip/palate, neglected clubfoot, bowed legs, burn contractures, spina bifida, brain tumors, and hydrocephalus. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their communities. Since its inception in 1996, CURE has completed more than 5 million patient visits and 300,000 life-changing surgeries. For more information, visit https://cureintlstg.wpengine.com.
About International Aid
International Aid exists to glorify Christ by responding to humanitarian crises and natural disasters in the United States and 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/.