Posts tagged CURE Niger


An Unlikely Path led him to CURE

by on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 9:13 am

“Everything we do – we do it in a way to show the love of Christ to our patients,” says Issoufou, housekeeping supervisor at CURE Niger.  You could say that Issoufou’s journey to CURE Niger began at the age of five when he lost his father. His mother could no longer take care of all […]

Against All Odds: Faiscale’s Story

by on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:36 am

A gas tank and one wrong move caused Faiscale’s disability and killed the driver of the other vehicle. The teenager was driving his motorcycle home from work one day when another bike carrying a gas tank tried to pass, but the man miscalculated and slammed into the back of Faiscale’s motorcycle. The tank exploded, and […]

Sharing Resources and Helping Others During COVID

by on Monday, April 20, 2020 at 9:31 am

CURE’s mission to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God involves helping our neighbors and community. We have been doing that in all sorts of ways since our establishment. We have trained pastors, many of whom have become important allies. We have developed hospital gardens to nurture both patients and staff, and we […]

Yet I Will Rejoice!

by on Thursday, April 9, 2020 at 11:27 am

“Because of this virus, I cannot feed my family anymore,” Razak Abdoul Karim says. He’s a father and husband who makes a living washing clothes or running errands here in Niamey. Since COVID-19 is highly contagious, his family doesn’t want him to go out, and when he does, there’s no work. “People think I’ll contaminate […]

Emotional Healing with Art Therapy

by on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at 10:31 am

There are three young patients and two adults in the sunlit art therapy room nestled across from the main ward of CURE Niger. It’s a typical Monday afternoon, and Georgiana has just given the patients their prompt. “Imagine you are a bird and can fly anywhere – now, draw what you see.” Salamatou, a member […]

Alone in Niger during COVID-19 Outbreak: “I am privileged.”

by on Thursday, March 26, 2020 at 8:33 am

Maureen Sloan is a nurse and has been volunteering for CURE for many years. Her recent trip to volunteer at CURE Niger has left her alone in the country, away from her family, and unable to travel back home to the United States, due to the travel ban. Paul, Maureen’s husband, was unable to accompany […]

The Importance of Prayer: A Servant Girl’s Faith

by on Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 7:04 am

There’s this story we like to tell here at CURE Niger. It’s the story of Naaman being healed of leprosy in 2 Kings 5. The short version is Naaman has leprosy. A servant girl says “Hey Naaman, you should go see Elisha.” So, Namaan goes to Elisha. Namaan takes a bath, then boom! No leprosy. […]

Improvements and Inclusion: CURE Niger’s 9th Anniversary Celebration

by on Monday, January 6, 2020 at 9:00 am

Last week, I had the privilege of returning to Niger, where I served with CURE for seven years at the CURE Hospital des Enfants in the capital city of Niamey (CURE Niger). It has been almost a year since our family left Niger, and it was wonderful to have the chance to visit Niamey, reconnect […]

Disability Training in Niger

by on Monday, December 16, 2019 at 9:10 am

Niger is a country that largely survives off of subsistence farming where each family grows just enough food to eat each year with very little leftover. As such, a person’s worth in society is directly linked to their ability to put in a hard day’s work in the fields. For the kids we treat here […]

Paul and Maureen Sloan at CURE Niger

A dynamic duo

by on Friday, October 4, 2019 at 12:51 pm

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 […]

Top Articles

Drawing Encouragement from the Bible

Elvis Lemaiyan on Jul 13, 2020

An Unlikely Path led him to CURE

Anna Psiaki on Jul 08, 2020

God Makes the Difference in Extraordinary Circumstances

Hope Kim Pranza on Jul 06, 2020

Following God’s Call to Malawi

Stacey Korecki on Jul 01, 2020

ICU Construction at CURE Uganda

Abby Watrous on Jun 24, 2020

Balancing the Books and Playing with Patients: Meet Bertha

Naphtali Foster on Jun 22, 2020