Announcing the Opening of CURE Zimbabwe’s New Children’s Ward!

Big news! CURE Zimbabwe’s new children’s ward is now open and equipped to help more kids heal.

The added space will allow Zimbabwe’s only charitable paediatric orthopaedic hospital to serve twice as many kids each year—providing them surgical care and demonstrating the love of Jesus.

In a country where an estimated 300,000 children live with treatable disabilities—like clubfoot, cleft lip and palate, knock knees, and burn contractures—this expansion means more families can get the help their children need.

New Ward Doubles Capacity to Serve Kids

The new 10,677-square-foot building boasts 42 patient beds and new places for children to play. Importantly, the previous children’s ward will now become a space where children needing longer-term stays and rehabilitation can recover comfortably.

Of course, the excitement is about more than just a new building. The children’s ward is a place where the kids that CURE serves can heal from life-changing surgeries, hear the Word of God, have fun with new friends, and experience a loving community.

“Our hospital is known across Zimbabwe as a place of hope and healing for children regardless of their religion, where they live, or how much money their parents have,” said Jonathan Simpson, Executive Director of CURE Zimbabwe. “Our partnership with the Zimbabwean government and the generosity of donors has allowed us to invest in our facilities to better meet the demand for the services we provide to children suffering from treatable disabilities.”

“This new ward will unlock CURE’s potential to be a major resource for the vulnerable children in Zimbabwe and across Southern Africa,” said Justin Narducci, President and CEO of CURE International. “And because all CURE hospitals are teaching hospitals—when we expand and upgrade facilities, it means we can train more healthcare workers in the countries where we serve. We are grateful for the Tim Tebow Foundation, the Festus and Helen Stacy Foundation, and other key partners who’ve made this possible.”

The new children’s ward will be named the Tebow Care Centre in honour of the generous partnership of the Tim Tebow Foundation.

Learn more about CURE UK’s strategic plan, OPERATION ZIM, and how we plan to fund an additional 400 surgeries at the CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe!

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Melissa joined CURE UK in June 2021, heading up Marketing, Communications, and Events. On her visit to CURE Children's Hospital of Zimbabwe in September 2022 she experienced the people and the environment that makes a CURE hospital so special! She makes every effort to communicate this to readers everywhere.