Posts tagged CURE Niger
A dynamic duo
Paul and Maureen Sloan “get” CURE. They embody our mission, they love our kids, and they’ve devoted significant portions of their lives in service to the “least of these.” The Sloans first came into the CURE orbit in the late 1990s when Paul’s colleague, Dr. Ben Warf, left his position at the University of Kentucky […]
The journey to accessibility excellence
Here at CURE Niger, as with all CURE hospitals throughout the network, we’re striving to serve the children of our country who are needlessly suffering from treatable disabilities—like clubfoot, bowlegs, neglected broken bones, and burn contractures, to name just a few. With our intense focus on treating children, getting them walking for the first time […]
CURE Niger goes solar!
During Niger’s hot season, its not uncommon for people to follow up their traditional greetings with, “Et la chaleur?” (“And the heat?”). People nearly always respond to this question with a smile and a small groan. The heat. In a land covered by the Sahara Desert, the heat and the sun are a significant part […]
What Christian ministry looks like in Niger
Ever wonder what a day in the life of a spiritual department co-worker looks like? Surprisingly, it entails more than you might think. Every morning at 8 am, the CURE Niger Spiritual Department leads a daily chapel service. As patients and co-workers make their way in, the spiritual co-workers begin with an opening prayer, followed […]
Niger’s IDP camps: God uses intended evil for good
The east of Niger is a difficult place. It hosts Niger’s largest body of water, Lake Chad, which is the convergence point for the four countries of Niger, Chad, Cameroon, and Nigeria. It’s a body of water that has shrunk nearly 95% since the 1960s. With increasing scarcity of water in a country that is […]
Staff Highlight: CURE Niger Executive Director George Găvruș
A string of hospitals trace the border of Pakistan and Afghanistan—a remnant from the days of British colonialism in the area. For decades, Afghanistan was a forbidden buffer state between the aggressive British and Russian empires, off limits to foreigners. But British missionaries, undeterred by the advice of their secular contemporaries, were determined to reach […]
CURE Niger celebrates anniversary, welcomes new Executive Director
CURE Niger celebrated its eighth anniversary on October 10th, 2018. We celebrated with all of CURE Niger’s staff and patients. Several dignitaries were in attendance, including: Niger’s Minister of Community Development, Abdou Amani; Niger’s Director of the Health Ministry Cabinet, Ismaril Anar Zakara; CURE’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Greg Bellig; CURE’s VP of Operations, Peter […]
What’s in a Name?
There’s a village here in Niger named Kallon Mota, which means “where people go to look at cars.” Back in the 70s and 80s, most everyone relied on either animal or human transport to get around. Many had heard of cars, but few had ever seen one. Kallon Mota was nothing but a sandy flat […]
CURE Niger’s new guesthouse awaits first patients
Our patients come not only from all over Niger but also from all parts of West Africa. Our guesthouse ensures that these patients won’t have to worry about whether they can afford a place to stay when they make (what can be) an expensive, multi-day voyage to our hospital for surgeries and doctor appointments.
Kids strike a pose on the runway… in Niger
CURE Niger hosted its first-ever fashion show. The event itself was a fun occasion with lots of laughter, joy, and constant confusion regarding who would go next! The kids wore flattering, custom-made clothes by local tailors.
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