CURE International launches Zimbabwe’s 1st Children’s Orthopedic Hospital

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SPRING LAKE, MI – CURE International (CURE), a global provider of surgical treatment for children with treatable disabilities, has announced plans to open the CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe, a first facility in the country providing medical care that transforms the lives of thousands of people. of vulnerable children.

The $5 million hospital reconstruction was recently completed by the Zimbabwe Orthopedic Trust (ZOT) in partnership with the Zimbabwean government. The hospital plans to open in the first quarter of 2021 and the new facility will be the eighth hospital in the CURE network, the seventh in Africa. Medical care at CURE Children’s Hospital Zimbabwe will be provided to all children regardless of economic means, ethnicity, gender or religion.

“The work of our doctors through this expansion of our ministry will change the lives of children with conditions such as neglected clubfoot, bow legs, cleft lip, untreated burns and other treatable disabilities,” said Professor Chris Lavy, world-renowned surgical doctor. Professor Lavy is also chairman of the board of ZOT and a member of the board of CURE UK. He worked with Dr. Collen Msasanure, one of Bulawayo’s leading orthopedic surgeons for over five years to bring the hospital to fruition. “We are truly bringing new hope to hundreds of thousands of families, while sharing the love of Christ.”

Chief Medical Officer Dr Rick Gardner and Dr Msasanure will support the start-up of the new children’s hospital in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe’s second largest city. In addition to direct surgical care, Dr. Gardner and other surgeons affiliated with CURE will work with Zimbabwean colleagues to train young surgeons in life-saving orthopedic procedures, helping to amplify the impact of this new hospital.

“The people around the world who support our ministry and the tireless work of Dr. Chris Lavy will transform lives and improve the future of this beautiful country for generations to come,” said Dr. Gardner. “I am delighted to serve the people of Zimbabwe while spreading the love of Christ reflected in our work across the world.”

Justin Narducci, President/CEO of CURE International says:

“The addition of CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe expands our ability to reach and serve more children in Southern Africa alongside our sister hospitals in neighboring Zambia and Malawi. In the years to come, this facility and its compassionate and knowledgeable staff will serve thousands of children who otherwise may never have access to world-class surgical care. We are committed to deploying mobile clinics to reach underserved communities ensuring that no child with a treatable disability is left behind in Zimbabwe.

For more information on CURE’s work and how to support CURE Children’s Hospital Zimbabwe, visit cure.org/zimbabwe.


About Cure International

CURE International is a Christian non-profit organization that operates a worldwide network of pediatric surgical hospitals serving children with disabilities. Patients at CURE Children’s Hospitals suffer from conditions that can limit mobility, education and employment opportunities such as cleft lip/palate, neglected clubfoot, bow legs, burn contractures, spina bifida or life-threatening conditions such as brain tumors and hydrocephalus. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE intentionally meets the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their communities. Since its inception in 1996, CURE has conducted over 5 million patient visits. For more information, visit https://cure.org/.

CONTACT: Debbie Stowell, 336-782-2848, debbie.stowell@cureinternational.org


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