Posts tagged Ethiopia
Can mission hospitals contribute to capacity building?
CURE International is well-placed within the countries it serves to help foster change in surgical expertise through training and hosting international experts. CURE strives to be an effective partner with each nation’s healthcare program, treating patients for whom there is neither the capacity nor the expertise available in the government sector. However, CURE’s role goes […]
Healed and redeemed: Hadija’s story
“I went to many hospitals, and they told me that it was impossible to treat her.” Rehema is the mother of Hadija, a little girl from Tanzania who suffers from a congenital condition called popliteal pterygium, which affects the development of the skin. Hadija was born with thick webs of skin on the back of […]
Building self-esteem in Ethiopia
“When I hear the word CURE, I always think of emotional healing and physical healing,” says Kebede, one of the counselors at CURE Ethiopia. “And it makes me very happy that I get to be part of it and to spend time with children.” CURE Ethiopia seeks to provide both physical and emotional healing. As […]
Motion-capture helps heal kids in Ethiopia
We are thrilled to announce the opening of CURE Ethiopia’s brand new gait laboratory, the first of its kind in the country and the only other active gait lab on the African continent outside of South Africa. A gait lab uses special motion-capture cameras (the same type of cameras used for making animated movies and […]
Adey Abate: Making a difference for the kingdom of God
As CURE celebrates International Women’s Day, we are proud to highlight one of our remarkable co-workers, Adey Abate. CURE Ethiopia Executive Director Adey Abate has been at the helm of CURE Ethiopia since its inception. The Ethiopian native spent a significant portion of her professional career in the United States but returned to Ethiopia to […]
Ten Years of CURE in Ethiopia
On January 22nd, 2019, CURE Ethiopia celebrated ten years of operation! CURE Ethiopia specializes in the orthopedic care of children, treating conditions like clubfoot, bowed legs, and knock knees, as well as non-orthopedic deformities like cleft lips, cleft palates, and burn contractures through visiting surgeons. CURE Ethiopia has grown exponentially within the past ten years. […]
The Week in Photos: Courageous healing
A collection of photos from CURE locations around the world.
A consuming preoccupation
Bosena was placed in a hospital bed for five months without anything being done, other than dressings being changed. He was wasting away in that hospital bed. Never walking, emaciated, weak, and terrified because of constant pain, for which he received no treatment. A friend of ours spotted him in that hospital when she was there taking a tour. She called us at CURE and begged us to take him. She felt he was a very short time from death without some intervention.
After the surgery was done and the arm was amputated, however, there was a lightheartedness and freedom about him that was missing before. He knew that what he was carrying around with him was dead. It was poison to the rest of his body. Of course he did not want to lose his arm. But when he was able to trust someone to take care of it for him and do the best thing, suddenly such a burden was lifted from him—he could live again.
“Drink my coffee”
The warm smile as Bater says “drink my coffee” with the little English he knows puts a larger smile on everyone’s face in the small hut. I witnessed Jesus’ love today while I spent time, laughed, and caught up with Esayas and his family.