Project information

Healing Disabled Children in Zambia

To provide life-changing operations for disabled children at the CURE Hospital in Zambia. We have the world-class surgeons, the beds and the operating space. But due to lack of funds the hospital is currently working below capacity. With additional support we can heal thousands more children.

July 2013 - July 2014

Charity information: CURE UK

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  • Need

    Need

    Zambia has one of the lowest rankings in the Human Development Index (150 out of 169), meaning not only that the living conditions of most Zambians promote the development of childhood disability but also that the cost of medical care is beyond the reach of many families. Thousands of children are suffering from disabilities such as clubfoot, cleft lip and palate, crooked spine and hydrocephalus. These conditions are treatable but without CURE they have nowhere else to turn for proper care.

    Solution

    We aim to heal an additional 100 children in the developing world with correctable disabilities. With the funds in place we can give them an operation so that they can go to school and look forward to full employment.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To heal an additional 100 children with correctable disabilities through an operation.

    Activities

    » By providing operations for children with correctable disabling conditions.

    Success will be... Seeing children who have never walked before, run, walk and play.


    Aim 2

    To provide outpatient care for 100 children who come for examinations to the hospital.

    Activities

    » By booking and running outpatient clinics for every child that is treated at the hospital.

    Success will be... Seeing the children return regularly for follow-up appointments, each time looking better and better.


    Aim 3

    To provide 100 children with the necessary post-surgical medicines, physiotherapy and medical care

    Activities

    » By providing and delivering the services that each child requires for their full recovery.

    Success will be... Seeing the children grow up to lead a life completely free from disability,


  • Impact

    Impact

    To see children who suffered a disability being able to grow up to lead full and productive lives.

    Risk

    Political unrest is always possible, especially in the developing world. However, in most cases, we continue to operate no matter what.
    Economic instability may also develop but, because we are part of the global network of CURE international, we can insure financial stability.

    Reporting

    Where appropriate we will have one to one meetings to thank our donors in person. In other cases we shall be writing to them individually. In the case of online supporters, we shall send them an email update.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £70,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £70,000 Hospital care Operations and pre- and post- surgical care for 100 children
  • Background

    Location

    The Beit CURE Hospital of Zambia is situated in Lusaka, the country’s capital. Children come from all over the country to receive high quality medical care free of charge. Since opening in 2004 the hospital has helped over 8,000 children and performed nearly 4,000 operations.

    Beneficiaries

    100 children will be able to receive life changing operations, enabling them to go on to lead full and productive lives. Additionally, by returning to their community healed, attitudes change, stereotypes vanish and future generations of the disabled are treated with compassion and understanding.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    CURE is the leading provider of paediatric surgical care in the developing world. The Beit CURE Hospital of Zambia provides first world medical care in one of the poorest countries in the world. In addition, CURE Zambia has one of the top neurosurgeons in sub-Saharan Africa, Dr. Kachinga Sichiza, who has provided lifesaving care for more than 900 children at CURE Zambia suffering from hydrocephalus (‘water on the brain’) since 2006.

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    People

    Dr. Kachinga Sichizya

    Dr. Sichizya overseas the hospital’s neurosurgery.

    Professor Chris Lavy OBE MD MCh FCS FRCS (Oxford) Chief Medical Director For CURE

    Chris Lavy heads up the CURE medical team and supports the project team through monitoring their work and evaluating their progress.