Posts tagged spina bifida
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 […]
A Tale of Two Winnies
A few years back, Winnie, a 22-year-old woman from western Uganda, left her home in search of employment in the city of Kampala. She did find work. Eventually, she even started her own business selling matooke (plantains). Some time later, Winnie gave birth to a baby girl. She named her Winnie. She was shocked to […]
Dr. Mousa brings innovative ETV/CPC procedure to Indonesia
“In my hometown, neurosurgery doesn’t happen often,” says Dr. Mousa, a fellow in the CURE Hydrocephalus & Spina Bifida (CHSB) program. Dr. Mousa’s use of the word “hometown” may make you think of someplace small, but his Indonesian city contains a population of 7 million. “There are many motorcycle accidents and also many pediatric needs […]
Uganda celebrates World Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Day
Families from across Uganda came out to help spread the word about the causes and treatment of hydrocephalus and spina bifida.
“After my surgery at CURE, most schools rejected me because I have spina bifida. Yet, I wanted to study. Most schools said that I was an inconvenience to other children because I was incontinent, but my mom found a school that would accommodate me, and I am no longer incontinent. When at school, other children […]
A long journey to healing
A poem by Situmbeko Wambulawae and Harold Haamumba
Mbarara Clinic: Meeting the continued needs of our patients
Once every two months, a team of doctors, social workers, and members of CURE Uganda’s spiritual team travel to Mbarara to perform a clinic, with the purpose of following up with the children that have been treated at CURE Uganda. On this trip, the team was accompanied by three pre-med and nursing students from Grand Canyon University.
Complete healing for kids and parents
Takali broke down in tears when she saw her newborn daughter for the first time. Baby Madina had a strange swelling protruding from the base of her spine; Takali had never seen anything like it before. The midwives and doctors confirmed that Madina had spina bifida and immediately referred her to CURE Uganda.
Dr. Benjamin Warf to be named Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Chair
We are pleased to announce yet another esteemed recognition for pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Warf. On Wednesday, Dr. Warf will be named the inaugural incumbent Hydrocephalus and Spina Bifida Chair at Boston Children’s Hospital.
CURE Zambia Hosts IFSBH Parent Conference 2011
Last Friday, CURE Zambia was teeming with men, women, and children for the annual parent’s conference of the Lusaka chapter of the International Federation for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus. Organizers had estimated that approximately 180 parents and children would come to the hospital for the conference, but a whopping 242 people showed up, proving to […]
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