CURE International works in developing countries to transform the lives of children with correctable disabilities through surgery and compassionate care.
The children that 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.
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..
It is estimated that there are over 100 million children in the developing world who are suffering unnecessarily with a disability that can be corrected.
The lack of quality health care, combined with overwhelming poverty, increases the rate of conditions like clubfoot, severe limb deformities, crooked spines, hydrocephalus, cleft lips/palates etc. For children in low-income countries, these ailments typically go untreated, causing increased risk of child mortality, exclusion form society and stigmatisation.
Correcting and alleviating disability contributes towards the reduction of child mortality rates.
CURE UK is an independent UK charity and is a sister organisation of CURE International, the leading provider of specialist paediatric surgical care in the developing world.