Announcing the Opening of CURE Zimbabwe’s New Children’s Ward!

Big news! CURE Zimbabwe’s new children’s ward is now open and equipped to help more kids heal. 

The added space will allow Zimbabwe’s only charitable pediatric orthopedic hospital to serve twice as many kids each year—providing them surgical care and demonstrating the love of Jesus. 

In a country where an estimated 300,000 children live with treatable disabilities—like clubfoot, cleft lip and palate, knock knees, bowed legs and burn contractures—this expansion means more families can get the help their children need.

New Ward Doubles Capacity to Serve Kids

The new 10,677-square-foot building boasts 42 patient beds and new places for children to play. Importantly, the previous children’s ward will now become a space where children needing longer-term stays and rehabilitation can recover comfortably. 

Of course, the excitement is about more than just a new building. The children’s ward is a place where the kids CURE serves can heal from life-changing surgeries, hear the Word of God, have fun with new friends, and experience a loving community. 

“Our hospital is known across Zimbabwe as a place of hope and healing for children regardless of their religion, where they live, or how much money their parents have,” said Jonathan Simpson, Executive Director of CURE Zimbabwe. “Our partnership with the Zimbabwean government and the generosity of donors has allowed us to invest in our facilities to better meet the demand for the services we provide to children suffering from treatable disabilities.”

Built to Multiply Impact

The celebration is about more than the opening of a new building with modern equipment—it’s about helping more kids in desperate need of surgical care like Yaniza. 

When Yaniza began to develop bowed legs, it prevented her from walking long distances, running, and playing with friends. Without surgery, Yaniza would endure these challenges for the rest of her life.

Grethel, her mom, recalls, “I worried if she would walk as an adult and take care of herself.”

Learning that generous donors sponsored the surgery her daughter needed changed everything. Grethel brought her daughter to CURE, and after four successful surgeries, Yaniza’s legs are straight! Her mom says, “We are very grateful to God for Yaniza’s treatment. Thank you for all you’ve done for her!”

Generous donors to CURE make life-changing surgeries like Yaniza’s possible every day. In Zimbabwe and around the world, the upgrade and expansion of CURE’s hospitals will help end the wait for surgeries for the thousands of children currently on our waiting lists.

“This new ward will unlock CURE’s potential to be a major resource for the vulnerable children in Zimbabwe and across Southern Africa,” said Justin Narducci, President and CEO of CURE International. “And because all CURE hospitals are teaching hospitals—when we expand and upgrade facilities, it means we can train more healthcare workers in the countries where we serve.”

The new children’s ward will be named the Tebow Care Center in honor of the strategic partnership of the Tim Tebow Foundation. CURE would also like to thank the Festus and Helen Stacy Foundation for their generous support of this project. 

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