Established in 2000, CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda is a specialty teaching hospital that treats the neurosurgical needs of children, with an emphasis on hydrocephalus, neural tube defects, spina bifida, epilepsy and brain tumours. Located in Mbale, Uganda, it is Africa’s leading hospital for the treatment of these conditions.
CURE Uganda is recognized as a global leader in the treatment of hydrocephalus. It developed and implemented a groundbreaking minimally invasive surgical procedure (endoscopic third ventriculostomy and choroid plexus cauterization – ETV/CPC) that serves as a superior alternative to the more traditional method of inserting a shunt inside the head.
The hospital campus is comprised of twelve departmental blocks: administrative, spiritual center, pediatric ward, pediatric ICU, private ward, three operating theaters and recovery room, physiotherapy, laboratory, CT scan, outpatients, maintenance and dining area.
The hospital’s prestigious CURE Hydrocephalus Surgeon Training Program attracts surgeons from all over the world, Surgeons spend three months at the hospital to learn the advanced surgery performed there and are then equipped to perform this surgery in their home country.CURE Uganda has a holistic approach to its patient care, with an equal emphasis on physical and spiritual healing. The hospital has a highly trained team of counsellors who are available to talk and pray with patients and their families. To extend its reach beyond its central location, the hospital regularly sends out mobile clinics to remote areas of Uganda for follow-up care and to identify additional children for treatment.
Pediatric neurosurgery. Elective students welcome.
The hospital is located in Mbale town, in eastern Uganda.
Visitors can be met at the airport by arrangement with the hospital.
Four room guest house, with in-suite facilities and a shared living and dining area, and fully equipped kitchen; WiFi throughout; 24-hour security.
Three months is optimal for learning the local and hospital culture and being most effective, but length of stay will largely depend on the visitor.
A visa is required and more information is available at this link.
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