Main network of Christian children’s hospitals expands in Zimbabwe
CURE International (CURE), a global provider of surgical treatments for children with treatable disabilities, has announced plans to open CURE Children’s Hospital in Zimbabwe, the country’s first facility to provide transformative medical care to thousands vulnerable children.
The reconstruction of the $ 5 million hospital 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 in Zimbabwe will be provided to all children regardless of economic means, ethnicity, gender or religion.
“The work of our physicians 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,” he said. said Professor Chris Lavy, a globally recognized surgical physician. Professor Lavy is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of ZOT and a member of the Board of Directors of CURE UK. He worked with Dr Collen Msasanure, one of Bulawayo’s main orthopedic surgeons for over five years to run the hospital. “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 CURE-affiliated surgeons will work with Zimbabwean colleagues to train young surgeons in life-saving orthopedic procedures, helping to amplify the impact of this new hospital.
âThe 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,â said Dr. Gardner. “I am delighted to serve the people of Zimbabwe while spreading the love of Christ reflected in our work around the world.”
Justin Narducci, President / CEO of CURE International, said: âThe addition of the CURE Children’s Hospital in Zimbabwe expands our ability to reach and serve more children in Southern Africa alongside our sister hospitals in neighboring countries of 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 in Zimbabwe, visit cure.org/zimbabwe.
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/.