Posts tagged Niger


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 […]

The journey to accessibility excellence

by on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Here at CURE Niger, as with all CURE hospitals throughout the network, we’re striving to serve the children of our country who are needlessly suffering from treatable disabilities—like clubfoot, bowlegs, neglected broken bones, and burn contractures, to name just a few.  With our intense focus on treating children, getting them walking for the first time […]

CURE Niger goes solar!

by on Monday, April 22, 2019 at 10:09 am

During Niger’s hot season, its not uncommon for people to follow up their traditional greetings with, “Et la chaleur?” (“And the heat?”). People nearly always respond to this question with a smile and a small groan. The heat. In a land covered by the Sahara Desert, the heat and the sun are a significant part […]

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