CURE Neuro

Helping children with hydrocephalus and spina bifida survive and thrive through global partnerships in training, treatment, and discovery


The fellowship training center is located at the CURE Children’s Hospital in Mbale, Uganda.

  • 15+ years of experience in the endoscopic treatment of hydrocephalus
  • High clinical volume (over 1,000 surgeries each year)
  • Expert faculty, surgical & clinical teams
  • Since 2006: 32 fellows from 19 Low- and Middle-Income Countries
  • 10+ Neurosurgeons trained from America & Europe


Comprehensive treatment strategy

  • Early detection
  • Timely intervention
  • Research informed practice
  • Focused follow-up
  • Compassionate care


An emphasis on research since 2001

  • 25+ global publications. (JNS, NEJM, Lancet)
  • Informing global practice in treatment of hydrocephalus & spina bifida
  • A core of CURE Neuro fellowship & partners

Fellowship Details

a CURE Neuro fellow trains on a simulator at CURE Uganda

CURE Neuro works with fellows who are self-funded (through their home institution) as well as with those who rely on a scholarship.  CURE Neuro will work with the fellow’s home institution and our partners to ensure:

Interested applicants should have:

A CURE Neuro fellowship can take up to 8 weeks to complete.

Get in touch!

Contact us if interested in the any of the following:

  • CURE Neuro Fellowship (self-funded/scholarship)
  • Becoming a Partnership Treatment Location
  • Exploring Research Collaboration
  • Other unique partnership opportunities

Email: [email protected]

To express your interest in a fellowship, complete and submit the following form:

Interest Form (PDF)

CURE Neuro has previously operated under the names “CURE Hydrocephalus” and “CURE Hydrocephalus & Spina Bifida.” CURE Neuro was preceded by the “iPATH” fellowship program.