About the Hospital
Many years of war and civil unrest have left Afghanistan’s healthcare infrastructure largely unable to care for its population. There is a severe lack of trained nurses and doctors, particularly female practitioners, to meet the overwhelming medical needs of the nation. The health of women and children is among the worst in the world. Recognising the enormous need, CURE accepted an invitation from the Afghan Ministry of Public Health to assume control of a partially restored hospital in Kabul in January 2005.
Along with providing quality care, CURE Afghanistan offers training programs for national doctors and nurses to further elevate the level of care provided throughout the country. Officially recognised by the Afghan Ministry of Public Health, CURE trains medical practitioners through its Family Practice Residency, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, pathology, and general surgery programs.
Today, CURE Afghanistan is one of the leading medical institutions in the country. It is a source of healing and hope for expectant mothers, disabled children, health care professionals, and the nation as a whole.
CURE International Hospital of Kabul
Specialties: Maternal and Child Health, General Surgery, Family Health
Annual outpatient visits: 41,806 (FY19)
Annual procedures: 2,853 (FY19)
PO Box 621
Sun – Thurs, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Since autumn of 2006, in collaboration with Smile Train, CURE has developed cleft lip and cleft palate surgical training programs in most of CURE’s hospitals worldwide. These programs not only provide surgery for children and counselling for them and their families, but also train national surgeons in reconstructive surgery.
Women’s Hope International (WHI)
CURE Afghanistan offers an obstetric fistula surgical treatment program that covers the cost of surgery, hospital stay, and transportation, thanks to Women’s Hope International. WHI sponsors the treatment costs of all obstetric fistula patients and supports on-going expansion of outreach and education activities.
Fistula Foundation (FF)
CURE Afghanistan trains doctors and nurses in complex fistula procedures and surgeries. The generosity and support of the Fistula Foundation has enabled CURE Afghanistan to offer this specialized training.
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