CURE works in developing countries to transform the lives of children with correctable disabilities through surgery and compassionate care.
Today, five billion people do not have access to safe, affordable surgical or anaesthesia care and this access is worse in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), where nine out of ten people cannot access basic surgical care. This results in treatable disabilities, which have essentially been eradicated in high-income countries, becoming permanent debilitating conditions; often with a lifetime of physical pain, shame, and isolation.
The children we serve have conditions like clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lips, untreated burns, and hydrocephalus. Without treatment, they will have little hope for a future. Many would die from their condition.
That’s why CURE exists. CURE International is a Christian non-profit organization that operates a network of specialty teaching hospitals and programmes in 14 countries worldwide where patients receive surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity.
We work to identify patients suffering needlessly from treatable disabilities, advocate and educate communities regarding disability, and address the emotional needs of those burdened with disability. CURE then provides medical, surgical, and rehabilitative care for these children while training local health workers to elevate the quality and accessibility of care in each country.
Since the opening of its first hospital in 1998, CURE hospitals have performed more than 213,800 procedures and surgeons trained by CURE have performed more than 15,000 procedures to treat hydrocephalus and spina bifida.
CURE UK is an independent UK charity providing fundraising and project support to the CURE International Network, working to improve quality of life for children living with correctable disability.
Our mission: healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God