In 1998, CURE International, in cooperation with the African Inland Church, opened the AIC-CURE International Children’s Hospital in Kijabe, Kenya. The hospital provides medical and surgical care to children with physical disabilities. The hospital provides the best medical and spiritual care possible and expert medical training.
AIC-CURE International Children’s Hospital was Africa’s first orthopaedic/ paediatric teaching hospital for children with disabilities. The 30-bed hospital provides care for children suffering from conditions like clubfoot, cleft lip and cleft palate, curvature of the spine and disabilities stemming from polio, cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and other congenital abnormalities. Each year the hospital serves approximately 8,000 children and performs approximately 2,500 surgeries each year. The hospital also operates mobile clinics that travel to remote regions to provide follow-up care and identify children who can be treated at the hospital.
The orthopaedic training programme is certified by the College of Surgeons of East, Central, and Southern Africa, (COSECSA). It is the only orthopaedic residency program in Kenya and is widely recognized as one of the leading orthopaedic surgical training programs in East Africa.
The CURE Clubfoot Worldwide Program is an innovative non-surgical treatment and training program for the correction of clubfoot in young children. The CURE Clubfoot Worldwide trains physicians and physiotherapists in the Ponseti Method for the correction of clubfeet. This method uses physical manipulation and plaster casting techniques to correct clubfoot in young children. Correction of clubfoot in older children often requires surgery.
Since 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 provide surgery for children and also train surgeons in reconstructive surgery and provide counselling to the families.
Paediatric and Adult Orthopaedic Surgery with focus on Sports related injuries, Spine and Joint Replacements, Plastic surgeons – Elective students welcome.
The hospital is located about an hour’s drive from the main airport in Nairobi. Visitors can be met at the airport by arrangement with the hospital.
Guesthouse on site. Rates approx $17-$42. Discounts for working doctors.
Length of stay will largely depend on the visitor.
A visa is required and more information is available at:http://www.kenyahighcommission.net/khccontent/visaspassports/visas.html
There will also be a medical license fee doctors; cost approximately $250.
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