CURE UK

CURE Malawi mobile paediatric orthopaedic clinics

CURE Malawi Children’s hospital provides free surgical and rehabilitative care for children with physical disabilities. This campaign is to raise funds for its mobile clinic program that delivers healthcare across the whole country, through outreach clinics for children with correctable disabilities

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1094705)

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Check mark Match funded

Campaign target

£12,800

Amount raised

£10,130

Time left

5 days

Donations

31

Championed by The Together Fund

    Categories

  • Community Support & DevelopmentCommunity Support & Development
  • Health/WellbeingHealth/Wellbeing
  • Hospitals/HospicesHospitals/Hospices

    Helping

  • Children (3-18)Children (3-18)
  • Infants (<2)Infants (<2)
  • People With DisabilitiesPeople With Disabilities

Location

Malawi

Situation

There are over 540,000 children living with correctable disabilities in Malawi. However, the majority are living in rural areas where the serious lack of health facilities means that children continue to live with their disability. Travel time and costs to access healthcare can stop families from seeking treatment or attending follow-up appointments. Without treatment, these children may not survive their illness or will face a lifetime of disability, pain, shame, or isolation.

Solution

The CURE mobile clinic program resolves this by going out into rural towns and villages to deliver healthcare to isolated and impoverished patients across the whole country. They identify new patients for surgery at CURE Malawi, follow-up with existing patients, provide health education to communities and alleviate travel for families. This ensures that children with correctable disabilities aren’t denied access to treatment, due lack of local healthcare facilities, or travel distance and costs.