Today, five billion people do not have access to safe, affordable surgical or anaesthesia care.
This access is worse in low- and middle-income countries (LMIC), where nine out of ten people cannot access basic surgical care.
As a result, treatable disabilities – which have essentially been eradicated in high-income countries – become permanent debilitating conditions; often with a lifetime of physical pain, shame, and isolation.
Luke 9:2 tells us that Jesus ‘sent them out to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God.’ In response, CURE’s mission is to reach and heal more children living with disabilities like clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lips, untreated burns, and hydrocephalus. We do this through a global network of paediatric surgical hospitals that serve children.
CURE Children’s Hospitals are world-class facilities with highly trained surgeons and caregivers providing specialized care for children with disabilities. From pre-surgery evaluation, through surgeries, physical therapy, and mobility device fitting, children receive comprehensive, transformational care.
CURE Children’s Hospitals treat children with a variety of disabling conditions that often go uncared for in countries that have a lack of access to resources. Without treatment, these children are more vulnerable, often in pain, and left on the fringes of society.
At CURE Children’s Hospitals around the world, our staff is trained to reflect kingdom values in their work and to seek opportunities to share God’s love in word and deed. CURE Hospitals are there for all people, and serve children regardless of gender, ethnicity or religion.
In order to provide sustainable, long-term solutions for the 9 million kids living with disabilities in the countries where CURE serves, we train surgeons, medical professionals and partner with local pastors. We strive to not only provide the highest standard of care, but to train others to do the same.
CURE is a worldwide leader in treating children with the life-threatening conditions of hydrocephalus and spina bifida. Our on-site treatment and training hospital in Uganda performs surgeries for thousands of children annually and trains doctors from around the globe.
Since the opening of its first hospital in 1998, CURE has provided over 5 million patient visits and performed over 290,200 surgical procedures.
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.