Posts tagged spina bifida


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 […]

A Tale of Two Winnies

by on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at 4:21 pm

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

by on Friday, November 30, 2018 at 2:49 pm

“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

by on Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 9:27 am

Families from across Uganda came out to help spread the word about the causes and treatment of hydrocephalus and spina bifida.

Beautiful, CUREkid

by on Tuesday, November 8, 2016 at 6:00 am

“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

by on Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 2:39 pm

A poem by Situmbeko Wambulawae and Harold Haamumba

Mbarara Clinic: Meeting the continued needs of our patients

by on Wednesday, September 30, 2015 at 1:45 pm

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

by on Monday, July 14, 2014 at 11:03 am

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

by on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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

by on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 1:41 pm

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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