Posts tagged CURE Uganda


Miriam Apio

Science & caring with heart

by on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:50 am

“A good day starts when a six-year old says, “Thank you, nurse, you are a good girl!” Miriam Apio explains, laughing. Miriam is the CURE Uganda Lab Supervisor and a highly skilled medical laboratory technologist. She has a rollicking sense of humor and was ear-to-ear smiles as she told us about her recent patient. Even […]

Treasure in Uganda

by on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 4:47 pm

What do you do when you find a beautiful treasure hidden in a field? After celebrating that it’s there, you invite others to come and see.  Tucked away in Mbale, Uganda, is one such gem. At CURE Uganda, a Christian hospital specializing in pediatric neurosurgery, approximately 1,500 neurosurgical procedures are performed every year. Comparatively, this […]

The surgery experience at CURE Uganda

by on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 1:39 pm

Have you ever wondered what happens when a child goes in for neurosurgery? In this piece, Dr. Micheal Ogwal, Medical Officer at CURE Uganda, walks us through the surgery experience. —Editors Surgery can be an intimidating thing to many, and the thought of brain surgery on a child doesn’t make things any better for an […]

What does “safe surgery” mean?

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When we use the term “safe surgery,” we don’t mean just the fact that the surgery is being performed by a skilled, experienced surgeon. This term encapsulates the entire surgical system—is it considered “safe” from start to finish, from admitting a patient all the way through to their discharge? One of the key findings of […]

Taking the gospel to Uganda

by on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 3:56 am

CURE Uganda has mobile clinics that it operates throughout the country. When patients have been brought to us for neurosurgery, they need long-term follow-up care. Most of our patients also happen to be from humble backgrounds, making return trips to our hospital difficult. To make travel easier on them, we have set up clinics throughout […]

The Miracle of Marion: One Mother’s Story

by on Friday, May 10, 2019 at 2:20 pm

When Kim Goodman walked into CURE Uganda and first glimpsed the mothers waiting in the ward, her heart broke a little. She saw weary moms from all parts of the country and beyond, many who rode for days on hot buses that careened along bumpy, dusty, unpaved roads with infants in arms—infants suffering from hydrocephalus. […]

Physiotherapy a key component at CURE Uganda

by on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5:37 pm

“What motivates me in my work is the team here and the fact that I am playing a part in transforming the lives of children and bringing healing to them. “Once there (was) a little girl who got a tumor, and it affected her body structure in that she stopped walking and couldn’t even sit. […]

From Tennessee to Uganda

by on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:57 am

It was seven years from this past June that my family and I first discovered the word “hydrocephalus.” We had never heard the term before, but after we did our lives changed in so many ways. Our son, Eliot, was born on June 10th, 2011, with both a large cyst in the middle of his […]

The Instant Sorority

by on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Imagine suddenly being considered a freak. It’s because of your baby. Your baby was fine … until she wasn’t. Her head started growing to inexplicable proportions. You’ve never seen anything like it. Neither has your husband, who calls you cursed and abandons you. Your community, your family turn their backs on you, too. You are […]

A Tale of Two Winnies

by on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 4:21 pm

A few years back, Winnie, a 22-year-old woman from western Uganda, left her home in search of employment in the city of Kampala. She did find work. Eventually, she even started her own business selling matooke (plantains). Some time later, Winnie gave birth to a baby girl. She named her Winnie. She was shocked to […]

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