Category Archives: CURE International

CURE Clubfoot Worldwide

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to go and visit one of the CURE Clubfoot Wordwide clinics in the town of Dosso, 140 km. away from Niamey. It was in the regional hospital of Dosso, and we met … Continue reading

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Thy word is a scalpel

1. “For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and it is a discerner of the thoughts and intents … Continue reading

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Healing takes time

Kabirou was one of the first patients that we met here at the hospital. I think we met him the second or third day we were in Niger, almost 9 months ago. He came to CURE because his foot was … Continue reading

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Haoua

Haoua has been at the hospital for a few weeks. She came with her mom, Hadiza, and her little brother Ganiou. She came to the hospital because she had a big tumor on her leg, and she has had it … Continue reading

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Cleft Lip Camp

This has been another busy week at the CURE hospital. We had a cleft lip camp, which started on Sunday and is now winding down. A group of doctors from Switzerland came to help out, and most of the patients … Continue reading

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Noma

Recently we had a group of Swiss surgeons come to our hospital for a week-long camp, and we brought in a bunch of patients for operations. Most of the patients came for cleft lip or cleft palate repairs, and that … Continue reading

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Abscess

1. “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” Jer. 6:14 NIV The prophet Jeremiah had an unenviable job. He came to tell his people that … Continue reading

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Lunch

Here in Niger, greetings are very important. You exchange bonjours, and then you are asked “ça va” (how are you). But it doesn’t stop there. Actually the “ça va” is just the warning shot, a shot across the bow, the … Continue reading

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Patient care

1. Different things are funny to different people. Something that may tickle you may scandalize someone else. But one thing that I have found to be true across the board (within the limits of my considerable-yet-far-from-authoritative personal experience, of course) … Continue reading

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ONE Love

ONE is an advocacy organization that fights against global poverty and preventable diseases. ONE was co-founded by Bono (of U2 fame), and partners with lots of different organizations that do lots of really great things. One of their partners is … Continue reading

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