2021 CURE International Impact Report

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thank you. “ The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.” Psalm 126:3 We give thanks to God for your faithful partnership. Even amid the suffering and uncertainty brought on by a worldwide pandemic, your generosity continued to come alongside children with disabilities to provide lifechanging surgical care and the love of Jesus. By God’s grace, our hospital doors remained open, and He drew the hearts of people to Himself, with many kids and their caregivers responding to the Gospel. With your support, more than 9,400 surgeries were conducted, and 11,834 decisions made for Christ! We invite you to read through the pages that follow and give thanks to God for how He has used you to impact the lives of the most vulnerable.


Ethiopia FY 21

YOUR IMPACT • Trained 40 pastors in the region of Hawassa to identify and minister to the families of children with disabilities. • In partnership with Oxford University, we developed a training course to equip doctors across the country how to effectively treat clubfoot. SINCE 2008:

CURE Ethiopia Children’s Hospital Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

• Installed a generator/electrical upgrade, eliminating power losses and work interruptions.

FY 22

LOOKING AHEAD To respond to the growing need and increase surgical capacity, CURE Ethiopia is developing plans to construct a new surgical center. To learn more about our hospital in Ethiopia or to donate, visit cure.org/hospitals/ethiopia

DID YOU KNOW? In Ethiopia, there are less than two orthopedic surgeons for every one million people.

“ I got my leg treated and met wonderful people. I have many fond memories of CURE, especially of the games we played and the songs we sang.”

age 10, treated for burn contractures




people reached


decisions for Christ

10,464 patient visits

2,355 procedures


Kenya FY 21

YOUR IMPACT • Established a partnership with Mission Aviation Fellowship to fly patients from rural parts of the country to the hospital, helping us treat the most vulnerable.

SINCE 1998:

AIC-CURE International Hospital Kijabe, Kenya

• Opened the expanded Children’s Ward and ICU on December 3, 2020, which included an official visit from Kenya Deputy President William Ruto. • Expanded capacity to serve more children by increasing the children’s ward from 32 to 47 beds.

FY 22

LOOKING AHEAD Later this year, a solar panel installation project will begin, which will improve electrical stability and decrease overall operating expenses. To learn more about our hospital in Kenya or to donate, visit cure.org/hospitals/kenya

DID YOU KNOW? CURE estimates there are 1.2 million children in Kenya living with treatable disabilities.

“ Thank you for your kindness, love, and humanity you have shown me and my family. God bless you all.”


age 7, treated for a limb condition



people reached


decisions for Christ

20,044 patient visits

1,614 procedures


Malawi FY 21

YOUR IMPACT • Identified more than 300 future patients for upcoming surgeries with mobile clinic outreaches in the Mangochi region. In addition, the ministry team shared the gospel with 2,045 people, with 331 expressing their faith in Christ.

SINCE 2002:

Beit CURE International Hospital Blantyre, Malawi

• Developed hospital staff and improved quality of care through on-the-job training, coaching, and mentoring initiatives. • In August, Dr. Jean Claude arrived at CURE Malawi to begin operating and to serve as our Head of Orthopedic Surgeons.

FY 22

LOOKING AHEAD To increase hospital capacity, Malawi is in the planning stages for construction of a new surgical center. To learn more about our hospital in Malawi or to donate, visit cure.org/hospitals/malawi

DID YOU KNOW? CURE Malawi is one out of only three pediatric hospitals in the country.

“Seeing my leg better, with the love, care, and learning about God, I have so much peace!”

age 14, treated for a limb condition



12,480 people reached


decisions for Christ

7,422 patient visits




Niger FY 21

YOUR IMPACT • Hired two orthopedic surgeons and a nurse manager, positioning CURE Niger to serve the most children in its history. • Trained CURE advocates to raise awareness in strategic neighborhoods and increase the number of vulnerable children identified for surgery. SINCE 2010:

CURE HÔpital des Enfants au Niger Niamey, Niger

• Expanded COVID safety measures through extra wash stations and personal protection equipment.

FY 22

LOOKING AHEAD Several key projects are underway, including a new surgical center to increase the number of kids treated, and a kitchen renovation project to provide healthy food for patients, caregivers, and staff. To learn more about our hospital in Niger or to donate, visit cure.org/hospitals/niger

DID YOU KNOW? Nearly 99% of Nigeriens are unreached by the Gospel.

“Jesus will heal me too!”


age 4, treated for a bone condition



people reached


decisions for Christ

4,655 patient visits




Philippines FY 21

YOUR IMPACT • Developed partnerships with 19 pastors in northern Davao City to help identify new patients and further CURE’s ministry in rural communities. • Welcomed Peter Cowles as the hospital’s new Executive Director, whose previous experience in the region will help raise awareness for CURE Philippines. SINCE 2014:

Tebow CURE Hospital Davao City, Philippines

• Expanded partnership with Seeds of Dignity to provide housing needs for patients in Davao City.

FY 22

LOOKING AHEAD Two orthopedic surgeons will be joining the CURE Philippines medical team in the fall, increasing the hospital’s capacity to treat more conditions like clubfoot, bowed legs, and other bone conditions. To learn more about our hospital in the Philippines or to donate, visit cure.org/hospitals/philippines

DID YOU KNOW? CURE estimates there are two million children living with treatable disabilities in the Philippines.

“Thank you to everyone who prayed for Michyle. Your prayers do work and we really need them!”

age 19, treated for cleft lip and palate




people reached


decisions for Christ

4,955 patient visits




Uganda FY 21

YOUR IMPACT • Completed the children’s ward renovation project and reopened it on March 11, 2021, increasing bed space by 30%. • Dedicated the newly constructed chapel on October 2, 2020. A hospital-wide ceremony included worship by the CURE Uganda choir. SINCE 2000:

CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda Mbale, Uganda

• Began construction of the new intensive care unit (ICU), which will increase the number of patients treated in the ICU by 90%.

FY 22

LOOKING AHEAD In addition to the construction of the new ICU, a third operating room is being developed to help respond to the increase in patients. To learn more about our hospital in Uganda or to donate, visit cure.org/hospitals/uganda

DID YOU KNOW? In Uganda, every year nearly 5,000 children are born with the life-threatening condition hydrocephalus.

“ I am so encouraged that there are people out there who are loving and praying for me and my little baby.” – SANDRA HELLEN’S MOM

infant, treated for hydrocephalus


13,515 people reached


decisions for Christ

6,315 patient visits

1,375 procedures


Zambia FY 21

YOUR IMPACT • Upgraded the hospital’s water system, which will ensure that safe, clean water is available to children, staff, and caretakers.

SINCE 2006:

Beit CURE Hospital of Zambia Lusaka, Zambia

• Distributed audio Bibles and other ministry tools in care packages to patients and their caregivers, equipping them to share the good news of Jesus in their villages. • Welcomed a new hospital Executive Director, Frida Kabaso, in August 2020.

FY 22

LOOKING AHEAD Later this year, a solar panel construction project will begin, which will improve electrical stability and decrease overall operating expenses. To learn more about our hospital in Zambia or to donate, visit cure.org/hospitals/zambia

DID YOU KNOW? It is estimated that one out of two people in Zambia are living in poverty.

“ I’m excited that my child is able to walk because of the services that CURE Zambia has provided.” – GLORIA LOVENESS’ MOM

age 7, treated for clubfoot & fitted for prosthetic leg


14,221 people reached


decisions for Christ

20,185 patient visits

1,640 procedures



FY 21

YOUR IMPACT On May 14, 2021, the CURE Children’s Hospital of Zimbabwe opened its doors as the first and only hospital in the country providing life-changing surgical care to vulnerable children living with physical disabilities. The opening celebration was attended by the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, Dr. E.D. Mnangagwa. SINCE 2021:

CURE Children's Hospital of Zimbabwe Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

FY 22

LOOKING AHEAD Over the next year, the new hospital teams will increase efficiency as they get to know each other and collaborate. In addition, a second orthopedic surgeon and anesthetist will join the hospital. To learn more about our hospital in Zimbabwe or to donate, visit cure.org/hospitals/zimbabwe

DID YOU KNOW? Of the people living with a disability in Zimbabwe, 53% became disabled before the age of 20.

“This is the first time we have found proper answers to her condition.”


age 7, treated for a joint condition


“The people around the world who support our ministry will transform lives and improve the future of this beautiful country for generations to come.” – Dr. Richard Gardner, CURE Chief Medical Officer


Neuro FY 21

CHANGED LIVES 1,250 people reached 310 decisions for Christ

CURE is a worldwide leader in treating children with the life-threatening conditions of hydrocephalus and spina bifida. In addition to performing thousands of surgeries, the CURE Neuro training center at CURE Uganda equips surgeons from around the globe who return to conduct surgeries at Partner Treatment Locations (PTL).


1,964 neuro surgeries

FY 22

LOOKING AHEAD Through partnerships and training, CURE Neuro is targeting the expansion of treatment in Sub-Saharan Africa.


Your Network Impact *does not include CURE Neuro PTL






great things ahead. Through your generosity, God has done great things! Children can walk, play, go to school again, and meet a new friend in Jesus! Even as we rejoice at their stories of healing, CURE estimates there are still more than 9 million kids with treatable disabilities living in the countries where CURE operates a children’s hospital. For many of them, their only hope for treatment is a CURE Children’s Hospital. We invite you to join us once again in responding to God’s call to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God. Your generosity creates new stories of healing, and of newfound faith in Christ. Thank you for the love you have for the most vulnerable. They are near and dear to the heart of God!

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The numbers and statistics cited throughout this report reflect CURE's Fiscal Year (FY21), which ran from July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021.

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