CURE International works in developing countries to transform the lives of children with correctable disabilities through surgery and compassionate care.
The countries where we work consistently rank among the lowest in the world on the United Nations Human Development Index. These countries are home to a total combined population of 2.4 billion people, 955.2 million of whom are children. We estimate that there are 49.9 million of these children are suffering needlessly from correctable disabilities.
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 will die from their condition.
The lack of quality health care, combined with overwhelming poverty means these ailments typically go untreated, causing increased risk of child mortality, exclusion form society and stigmatisation.
That’s why CURE exists. CURE International is a Christian non-profit organization that operates charitable hospitals and programs in 26 countries worldwide where patients receive surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity.
Since the opening of its first hospital in 1998, CURE hospitals have performed more than 196,000 procedures, more than 119,000 children have been treated at CURE clubfoot partner clinics, and surgeons trained by CURE have performed more than 12,000 procedures to treat hydrocephalus and spina bifida..
CURE UK is an independent UK charity and is a sister organisation of CURE International, providing fundraising support to the leading provider of specialist paediatric surgical care in the developing world.