Posts tagged safe surgery


Treasure in Uganda

by on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at 4:47 pm

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

by on Monday, September 23, 2019 at 1:39 pm

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?

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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 […]

Advancing essential surgery through equipment maintenance

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“If we can improve the efficiency of the OR, it is possible to save more lives.” Keith Miles, Executive Director of Safe Surgery Initiative.  When you think about surgery, probably the first thing that comes to your mind is: “Is this safe? Is my child going to come out alive? What are the health implications […]

Nurses: the heart of essential surgery

by on Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 10:51 am

Often, the discussion around global surgery focuses on the surgeons and the important work they do. This is understandable, as there is a considerable dearth of surgeons in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs), and this is one of the reasons that most of the world population lacks access to surgery. However, in our focus on […]

Can mission hospitals contribute to capacity building?

by on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 11:46 pm

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 […]

Surgery’s Essential Role in Health Coverage

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Sustainable development through access to surgical care  This September the United Nations will be holding their 74th General Assembly in New York, and on September 23, 2019 they will hold a high level meeting on universal health coverage (UHC). The purpose of this meeting is to advance the cause of UHC, which means improving access […]

CURE International supports global surgery initiatives

by on Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 1:31 pm

This week the World Health Organization (WHO) wrapped up their 72rd World Health Assembly (WHA), which was held May 20-28, 2019, in Geneva, Switzerland. During the opening ceremony, Richard Horton, the editor-in-chief of The Lancet, gave an address, and in it he did something interesting. In the lead-up to the WHA, Horton asked this question […]

Tebow CURE Hospital tackles lack of access to medical care

by on Thursday, May 16, 2019 at 6:00 pm

I have a confession. I’m sitting in a Starbucks as I write this article. Directly below me is a Krispy Kreme doughnut shop. Just down the hall is a state-of-the-art movie theater, complete with an IMAX cinema. You might be surprised to learn that I am only three blocks from Tebow CURE Hospital. Over the […]

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