Posts tagged neurosurgery
Treasure in Uganda
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
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?
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 […]
What’s in a car?
The mission field for this Subaru Forester in not easy terrain, but CURE is using this simple vehicle to provide life-changing ministry, bringing hope and comfort in the midst of sorrow and death. In this car, these mothers learn about a Heavenly Father who says, “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Kisakye experiences Uganda
Then there were times when I was able to worship with a group of complete strangers that welcomed me into their church service as though we had been friends for decades. I made several new little friends as they begged their mamas to allow them to sit next to me during the service. The messages of prayer and how we are created in God’s perfect image to grow in this world and belong hit the deep heart cords.
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.
Goodbye for now
If you ask anyone at CURE Zambia they will tell their own version of who they think Dr. Onen is. It can be summed up as kind, generous, patient and very humble with a heart of a servant. He treats his patients with a lot of kindness and tenderness, he is straight with the mothers, alway telling them the truth about their child’s condition but he also offers hope through Christ. He always mentions how far the science of medicine will go but also tells mothers about Christ and how far His power can go if we’ll allow it.
CURE In the News: Week of December 13th, 2015
CURE Uganda “Actually, It IS Brain Surgery” from Next Billion “Near Infrared Spectrosopy at CCHU” from The Optics Division of the Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging CURE Philippines “Tebow Cure looking for local donors” from The Mindanao Daily Mirror
Tech Travels: Bekah in Kenya and Uganda
I’ve come to the conclusion that this summer of traveling is awesome, but I have to stop thinking of it as something other than my life because it is real life. This is my life! This isn’t summer vacation or traveling for fun. It’s been powerful and stressful, and it’s been hard work.
CURE Hydrocephalus featured in The Lancet
We were honored to have a very positive review of CURE’s work with hydrocephalus featured in The Lancet. “Infant hydrocephalus in Africa: spreading some good news” features quotes from Dr. Ben Warf and other well-respected professionals and provides an insightful look into the advances CURE Hydrocephalus has made in the treatment of hydrocephalus and training of neurosurgeons.
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