Posts tagged Rwanda
Mysterious Past, Bright Future: Meet Slinthe
His name is Slinthe. But, he hasn’t always been known as Slinthe. You see, Slinthe has a unique story. Slinthe was found asking for money on the street. When asked his name he’d reply “Poa,” which is Swahili for “fine.” This was his standard answer, and “poa” sounds a bit like Paul. Because of this, […]
Burundi clubfoot program, new hospital counseling coordinator
As the activities of the Burundi Clubfoot Program continue to increase, we had a blessing of a new worker who will be our Counseling Coordinator. Her name is Angelique Iribagiza, and she started in April. As it is the culture and the value in CURE International, after her recruitment she benefited with a two weeks training in Rwanda. She did theory and on field practices including supervision and counseling.
While in Rwanda, after her two weeks training we had a discussion on her general view of the program and Rwanda.
Grand opening of Rilima clubfoot clinic
The Director of the center thanked the team from CURE and announced the official inauguration of clubfoot clinic in his centre. They elected a clinic coordinator, who will be our contact person at the Rilima centre, and they also designated a counselor. Together they are working to cure kids in Rwanda and to begin to eliminate clubfoot.
CURE In the News: Week of October 4th, 2015
News from around the world mentioning CURE Afghanistan, CURE Clubfoot, and CURE Ethiopia
CURE Clubfoot Rwanda: Raising awareness in the community
Our CURE Clubfoot program in Rwanda currently has 22 clinics across the country. With the purpose of raising community awareness regarding CURE Clubfoot activities, we organized an awareness day at the Gikondo clinic. We had 47 parents of children born with clubfoot, four local pastors, and a large collection of CURE Clubfoot staff.
Meet Dr. Pascal of Burundi
In 2012 the program grew with two new clinics upcountry and with another training, this time combining medical and counselors. The first Counseling training and medical training were both held in Burundi. In 2013, the program added two new clinics with the third medical and counseling training. The fourth medical training was held in early 2015.
Growing CURE Clubfoot in Rwanda and beyond
I’ve recently moved from Nairobi, Kenya, to Lusaka, Zambia. After a few short weeks of settling in it felt too soon to hit the road again, but I had many reasons to go to Rwanda. I’ve been to Rwanda so many times over the past four years; it’s a country that never ceases to amaze me. It was a wonderful week.
Working together to cure clubfoot in Rwanda
Rwanda has come so far in just the past few decades. It is here that CCW (CURE Clubfoot Worldwide) has come alongside the Ministry of Health, the church, and other NGOs to make healing children born with clubfoot a reality.
Patient Story: David Niyobyose
David Niyobyose’s mother died immediately after his birth at home in Nyamasheke, Rwanda. To add to his father, Damien’s, distress, David was born with bilateral clubfoot. No one else in the family had ever seen clubfoot before; however, David’s uncle had heard of the Ponseti treatment available at the local clinic at Gihundwe. David was […]
Church growth in Rwanda
I’m sitting here in Rwanda at Gahini clinic having just had the nicest conversation, and thought I’d pass it on. The counselor here Moses is doing a great job. He was telling me he is so thankful to the clubfoot clinic because the numbers of Christians in his church are growing because of it! A few months ago […]
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