Ministry opens 10th hospital in as many years

By March 6, 2008

Ethiopia (MNN) — CURE
is opening its 10th hospital in as many years in Ethiopia. 

The CURE Ethiopia Children's
Hospital (CECH) is a pediatric orthopedic teaching hospital that will serve
physically disabled people in Addis Ababa.

There's a critical need for an
orthopedic and trauma care residency program in Ethiopia, soon to be filled by
the CECH. The hospital will be a 60-bed complex
that will provide modern medical and surgical care to physically disabled
children in Ethiopia.

According to CURE's press
release, the hospital will focus primarily on orthopedic-related disabilities
such as clubfoot, complications of trauma and infectious diseases, spine
deformities, burns and other physical disabilities. The hospital will also
provide care for other complex conditions such as spina bifida, cleft lip and
palate, and hydrocephalus.

The ministry also plans to open
three additional hospitals in Egypt, Niger, and Bethlehem by the end
of 2009. CURE places equal emphasis on the physical healing of their disabled
patients as well as the spiritual healing.

Since its inception in 1986, CURE has treated more than 650,000
patients and performed 45,000 surgeries worldwide. Today, CURE sees 130,000
patients and performs 10,000 surgeries annually.

CURE staff demonstrates
compassion and God's love throughout the surgery and recovery process. Click
here if you want to help support this ministry.



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