CURE Delivers Record-Breaking 14,000+ Children’s Surgeries in Historic Year
Despite the challenge of a global pandemic, CURE International is celebrating a record-breaking volume of paediatric surgeries — the most in a single year since its founding in 1996.
During the last fiscal year that ended in June 2022, the CURE network of children’s hospitals across Africa and in the Philippines provided a record-breaking 14,333 paediatric surgeries to children with treatable disabilities. This remarkable achievement is a 50% increase from the previous year.
“We are so grateful for the privilege of serving so many children, families, and communities in some of the most underserved regions of the world. This accomplishment is made possible by the grace of God, the generous support of CURE donors/partners, and our 1,000 colleagues who come to CURE every day to serve with compassion and excellence,” says Justin Narducci, President/CEO of CURE International.
Driven by its mission to heal and proclaim the kingdom of God, CURE provides world-class neurological, orthopaedic, and reconstructive surgery to children with treatable disabilities at no cost to them. Alongside this clinical service, CURE shares the good news of hope and salvation in Christ to patients and their families.
“Children living with disabilities are often the first to be mistreated but the last to be educated or even be fed,” shares Narducci. “They are left out of local church settings because of harmful misunderstandings of disability. CURE hospitals are safe and welcoming places where children experience the love of Christ and receive world-class care that they desperately need.”
There are more than 9 million children with treatable disabilities in the countries where CURE serves. In order to serve even more children, the organization is embarking on a multi-year capital campaign to expand capacity in existing hospitals.
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[This article originally appeared on the CURE US website on 15th August 2022]