What CURE Does
Healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God.
We are changing lives:
As the leading provider of specialty pediatric surgical care in the developing world, CURE is helping children who have no hope for the future because of their physical disability. By helping a child walk without crutches, repairing a smile or straightening a back, a life is changed. It is more than surgery. It is a gift that will continue to pay dividends the rest of that child’s life.
We are changing families:
Healing a child changes a family. At CURE, parents of children with disabilities burdened with feelings of guilt and shame find healing and hope through God’s love.
We are changing communities:
Most communities in the developing world shun children with disabilities. But when families bring their cured children home to the village, attitudes change, stereotypes vanish and future generations of the disabled are treated with compassion and understanding.
We are training medical professionals:
CURE is training doctors and nurses so that quality care can be accessible for future generations. With each doctor trained, we can help more and more children and ultimately, eliminate specific disabilities as lifelong burdens.
- 01 CURE prioritizes hospital locations by the greatest medical and spiritual need of children with disabilities throughout the world.
- 02 CURE recognizes the importance of training nationals in the most modern healthcare techniques to ensure quality and access to medical care for the future betterment of each country.
- 03 CURE incorporates a faith component in a culturally relevant and sensitive way.
- 04 To ensure long-term sustainability of each hospital, CURE commits to developing a diverse funding base that includes local and foreign support, government assistance, partnerships, collaborative efforts with like partners, and innovative, entrepreneurial-related supporting organizations.
- 05 CURE hospitals will not turn away a patient due to gender, an inability to pay, ethnic background or religious affiliation.
List of Conditions
Our goal is to bring hope and healing to children with treatable physical disabilities. In the developing world, many untreated conditions seriously limit a child's ability to play, go to school and become a productive member of the community. By correcting their disabilities, we are able bring hope and joy back to their lives and enable them to lead fully functioning lives. Below is a list of some of the conditions we treat.
Hydrocephalus is the buildup of too much cerebrospinal fluid in the brain causing the skull to expand. Normally, this fluid cushions the brain, however, when there is too much it puts harmful pressure on the brain. You can cure a child with hydrocephalus
Clubfoot is a congenital deformity in which the child's foot or feet are twisted and point down and inwards. Although it sounds simple, clubfoot complicates many children's lives, but you can cure a child with clubfoot
Cleft Lip and Palate
Cleft lip and cleft palate are birth defects that affect the upper lip and roof of the mouth. They happen when the tissue that forms the roof of the mouth and upper lip don't join before birth. The problem can range from a small notch in the lip to a groove that runs into the roof of the mouth and nose. This can affect the way the child's face looks. It can also lead to problems with eating, talking and ear infections.
A burn contracture is scarring as a result of a severe burn. A contracture is a permanent tightening of skin that may affect the underlying muscles and tendons that limit mobility and possible damage or degeneration of the nerves. Contractures develop when normal elastic connective tissues are replaced with inelastic fibrous tissue. This makes the tissues resistant to stretching and prevents normal movement of the affected area.
A brain tumor is an abnormal mass of tissue in which some cells grow and multiply uncontrollably, apparently unregulated by the mechanisms that control normal cells. The growth of a tumor takes up space within the skull and interferes with normal brain activity. A tumor can curekid damage by increasing pressure in the brain, by shifting the brain or pushing against the skull, and by invading and damaging nerves and healthy brain tissue.
Tuberculosis of the Spine
Tuberculosis of the Spine is a disease in which the tuberculosis bacterium infects the spine, but CURE works to help treat children with spine disabilities.
Spina bifida is characterized by the incomplete development of the brain, spinal cord, and/or meninges, the protective covering around the brain and spinal cord, but CURE has a program that helps treat children with spinal deformities.
Osteomyelitis is an infection in a bone. Infections can reach a bone by traveling through the bloodstream or spreading from nearby tissue. Infections can also begin in the bone itself if trauma exposes the bone to germs.