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CURE Uganda Chapel Groundbreaking and Dedication

by on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 at 9:16 am

On a bright Wednesday morning in early December, the CURE Uganda community gathered together to celebrate the groundbreaking of the new chapel and spiritual center offices and dedicate the construction to God. Executive Director Tim Erickson shared his recent experience of sitting next to a teenaged patient in the chapel who was recovering from her […]

Jinja’s New Mobile Clinic

by on Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at 12:11 pm

In 2003, CURE Uganda implemented a plan to extend our reach for our follow-up patients by starting mobile clinics in various regions of Uganda. Rotating clinics were opened in the western, central, and northern regions. Over the years, patients from the eastern region of Busoga, which covers thirteen districts, increased to over 1,500 patients! However, […]

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Science & caring with heart

by on Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 11:50 am

“A good day starts when a six-year old says, “Thank you, nurse, you are a good girl!” Miriam Apio explains, laughing. Miriam is the CURE Uganda Lab Supervisor and a highly skilled medical laboratory technologist. She has a rollicking sense of humor and was ear-to-ear smiles as she told us about her recent patient. Even […]

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 […]

Taking the gospel to Uganda

by on Monday, July 22, 2019 at 3:56 am

CURE Uganda has mobile clinics that it operates throughout the country. When patients have been brought to us for neurosurgery, they need long-term follow-up care. Most of our patients also happen to be from humble backgrounds, making return trips to our hospital difficult. To make travel easier on them, we have set up clinics throughout […]

Physiotherapy a key component at CURE Uganda

by on Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 5:37 pm

“What motivates me in my work is the team here and the fact that I am playing a part in transforming the lives of children and bringing healing to them. “Once there (was) a little girl who got a tumor, and it affected her body structure in that she stopped walking and couldn’t even sit. […]

From Tennessee to Uganda

by on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 6:57 am

It was seven years from this past June that my family and I first discovered the word “hydrocephalus.” We had never heard the term before, but after we did our lives changed in so many ways. Our son, Eliot, was born on June 10th, 2011, with both a large cyst in the middle of his […]

The Instant Sorority

by on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 at 5:55 pm

Imagine suddenly being considered a freak. It’s because of your baby. Your baby was fine … until she wasn’t. Her head started growing to inexplicable proportions. You’ve never seen anything like it. Neither has your husband, who calls you cursed and abandons you. Your community, your family turn their backs on you, too. You are […]

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