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How satellite helps power quality health care in Niger
The CURE hospital is located in the capital, Niamey, where only one million people live—out of nearly 20 million of Niger’s population. Clearly the future of CURE in Niger lies outside the city, where most of the population and most of the children with treatable disabilities live. Thanks to SATMED and satellite technology, we will be able to increase our presence in the rest of the country, even in the most remote areas.
Mead Minutes: When the plan does not work
Sometimes you do everything correctly as you understand a problem and you still lose. Surgeries you plan out from diagnosis to performance fail to reach the goals you anticipated. Bones fail to heal despite all your best efforts to make an environment for healing. Skin grafts fail to heal in places where they are placed.
The Week in Photos: A hospital on wheels
For CURE Kenya, our mobile clinics are just as much a part of our hospital as the physical walls that hold up our ward. As a way to welcome new patients, spread the word about what we do, and help alleviate travel for families, we go out and meet patients in or near their hometowns. We have a clinic almost every week and many of them take up the entirety of the week.
Place of the Wind
Wind is not exactly something that stands out. It simply moves along with our lives, blowing the paper out of our hand if it’s especially intense, but more likely, only noticed by movement of leaves or a scratchy cell phone call—in most places anyway. When I arrived in Kijabe, I thought it like any other slightly windy day. By nightfall, I was wondering if my house would stay standing.
Healing for tomorrow: CURE and medical training
The heart of CURE is to bring these children the healing they desperately need. We do this every day through hospitals and specialty programs in 30 countries worldwide. Meeting this immediate need, though, is not enough. The deficit of available medical care, combined with the growing population in the world’s most underserved countries, means we need a greater pool of medical professionals to be able to meet those needs for more children.
Personally, I had the privilege to work very closely with Hassane, and to see with my own eyes the love he has for everyone and the goodness of his heart. I have witnessed his love of our patients, their parents, and of our personnel, and seen him demonstrate this love over and over again, either through providing prayer, counseling, advice, or just friendly conversation. I have also seen him give of himself in every way.
Staff Profile: Dr. Giorgio Lastroni, Medical Director, Beit CURE Hospital
Dr. Giorgio Lastroni is the only doctor at Beit CURE whom I hadn’t formally met until yesterday. I had seen him many times, bouncing in and out of his office or quickly making his way to the operating theatre. He definitely seems to be the most elusive doctor at Beit CURE, but probably one of […]
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