ZIMBABWE – CURE International (CURE), a global provider of surgical treatment for children with treatable disabilities, has opened CURE Children’s Hospital Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, the country’s first facility to provide life-transforming medical care for thousands of vulnerable children.
At CURE Zimbabwe, surgeries are free for children under 18, regardless of race, religion or gender. Conditions treated by the hospital include, but are not limited to, angular deformities of the limbs, congenital conditions of the upper and lower limbs such as clubfoot, bow legs, knees knocking, rickets, osteogenesis imperfect and cerebral palsy. At full capacity, CURE Zimbabwe is equipped to perform over 2,000 procedures per year.
A first orthopedic hospital for children has opened in Zimbabwe and offers its services free of charge.
Lucy’s grandson, Endinako, was involved in an accident that seriously injured his arm. Since then, they have been dragging themselves between hospitals looking for surgery. But so far, no help had been found. CURE Children’s Hospital in Zimbabwe is operated by CURE International which operates similar hospitals in eight countries and has therefore been able to provide surgery as needed.
Lucy, Patient’s grandmother:
“Before the operation, I was so scared that there was something wrong with him. But now I see he has had an operation. I am happy and I thank God.
According to the Chief Doctor of CURE Children’s Hospital in Zimbabwe, Dr Collen Msasanure, this hospital offers a much needed specialization in Zimbabwe.
Dr Collen Msasanure, Responsible physician:
When a child presents to the general hospital, to our central hospitals, to our orthopedic department with a defect, he is constantly being pushed back. And before, you know, they grow up to be adults with a lot of disabilities that could have been improved, but with this CURE hospital the malformed child is well taken care of.
The hospital specializing in orthopedic care for children also offers spiritual care to its patients as part of its holistic treatment model.
Jonathan Simpson, Executive director:
Zimbabwe needs a hospital like this. He needs a hospital to show the love of Christ. He needs a hospital that can offer world-class surgeries for children at no cost.
About Cure International
CURE International is a Christian non-profit organization that operates a global 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, contracted burns, spina bifida or life-threatening conditions such as brain tumors and hydrocephalus. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE intentionally addresses the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their communities. Since its inception in 1996, CURE has made more than 5 million patient visits. For more information visit https://cure.org/.
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