Posts tagged Niger


The need for children’s medical care in Niger

by on Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 2:19 pm

Niger is, unfortunately, a regularly overlooked country hidden on the southern edge of the Sahara desert. It’s often mistaken for its bigger neighbor to the south, Nigeria, but pay attention, and you might be surprised by this gem. For centuries, Nigeriens have been carving out lives for themselves in one of the harshest environments on […]

Conditions we treat: Burn contractures

by on Wednesday, March 17, 2021 at 8:40 am

This blog is part of an ongoing series looking to explain the common conditions CURE treats in ways that all of us non-medical folk can understand.  In all of the countries where CURE works, fires aren’t just for camping or hanging out on the back porch with some friends – they’re a daily tool people […]

Finding Joy Amidst Struggle: Abel and Amos have the answer!

by on Friday, March 5, 2021 at 10:17 am

Abel and Amorth (Amos) have a strong and unique bond. They are brothers, and they both were born with brittle bone disease. With this condition, their bones break easily, which makes playing with siblings and friends a bit more dangerous for them. Think of all the times that you fell or knocked your knee on […]

Sharing the love of Christ and healing the sick: Dr. Karim

by on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 11:54 am

Dr. Karim Hagbe is a consultation doctor at CURE Niger. He sees dozens of patients every day, but one patient’s story remains at the forefront of his mind. “I remember a patient that had a tumor removed years ago, but it had grown back – there was nothing we could do for him,” recalls Dr. […]

Gifts of gratitude and thanksgiving from CURE patients and families

by on Monday, November 23, 2020 at 8:19 am

Colossians 3:15 – Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. In the United States, you may show your gratitude with a home-cooked meal or a thank you card. It’s a bit different in the countries where CURE hospitals are […]

Learning from Children, Salamatou is Quick to Love, Laugh, and Play

by on Monday, October 12, 2020 at 9:01 am

“Children get mad, but they easily forgive – a child just wants to be loved. Children seek their parents just like we should seek God,” said Salamatou, CURE Niger Child Mentor. At CURE, we value a child’s passion for life and dependence on God in how we think, live, and love. We strive to be […]

A Family Transformation: Zara, Maria, and Walida

by on Thursday, September 10, 2020 at 8:31 am

Maria entered the world like most other babies – arms and legs crossed over each other and her body curled up in the fetal position. But unlike other babies, Maria didn’t immediately adapt to her new environment. She didn’t kick her legs or wave her arms. Instead, she remained curled in the fetal position, her […]

An Unlikely Path led him to CURE

by on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at 9:13 am

“Everything we do – we do it in a way to show the love of Christ to our patients,” says Issoufou, housekeeping supervisor at CURE Niger.  You could say that Issoufou’s journey to CURE Niger began at the age of five when he lost his father. His mother could no longer take care of all […]

Against All Odds: Faiscale’s Story

by on Tuesday, June 9, 2020 at 9:36 am

A gas tank and one wrong move caused Faiscale’s disability and killed the driver of the other vehicle. The teenager was driving his motorcycle home from work one day when another bike carrying a gas tank tried to pass, but the man miscalculated and slammed into the back of Faiscale’s motorcycle. The tank exploded, and […]

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 […]

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