CURE Partners With Mission Aviation Fellowship to Visit Remote Areas and Serve More Kids
Thousands of children with treatable disabilities have little or no access to healthcare because they live in remote areas. To help these kids, AIC-CURE International Hospital of Kenya (CURE Kenya), in partnership with Mission Aviation Fellowship (MAF), is sending ministry and medical teams into some of the hardest-to-reach places in the country.
Since the partnership began in October 2020, more than 500 children have received orthopedic consultations, and the Word of God has been shared with them. More than 100 children have received surgery or are scheduled to receive surgery at CURE Kenya.
Treating More Kids—Like Arfon!
Arfon is one of the beneficiaries of this partnership between CURE and MAF. Unfortunately, when she was four months old, her house caught fire while she was sleeping inside and she was severely burned.
Arfon was treated at a local hospital, but her burns healed improperly. The skin tightened and contracted on her left arm at the elbow, and she couldn’t extend it. This prevented her from doing most of her chores. At school, she was reserved and did not interact too much with her friends because she looked different.
Arfon had little hope of ever being able to use her arm fully again.
But all that changed after she was seen at a mobile clinic near her hometown, which the CURE staff was able to reach via a two-hour flight thanks to our partnership with MAF. At the mobile clinic, Arfon was scheduled to come to CURE Kenya for surgery to release the burn contracture on her left arm.
After surgery, Arfon is now healed and can fully participate in life. She can help with chores at home, play with her friends, and pursue her dreams.
Afron has a bright future ahead of her—none of which would be possible without our generous partners who support surgeries for children like her throughout Kenya.
Roots of the Partnership
CURE and Missions of Hope International (MOHI), an organization focused on eradicating poverty and spreading God’s Word, had partnered before and held mobile clinics in different sites in the country.
When CURE needed to go to a MOHI site in northern Kenya, it was a challenge because the roads were dangerous and the journey would be too exhausting. So CURE sought out MAF’s services—and that is how the partnership began.
Since then, CURE has visited Bura, Kargi, Lodwar, and Namarei, all over five hundred kilometers (300 miles) away from CURE Kenya. These mobile clinics are held every two months.
A city near Arfon’s hometown is one of the locations where MOHI operates. They had identified and mobilized some of the patients who needed to be seen by the team from CURE. Arfon was one of them.
Thanks to the support of our generous donors, partnerships like this one allow CURE to treat even more children like Arfon with life-changing surgery.
Learn more about the conditions we treat at CURE Kenya.
About AIC-CURE Children’s Hospital of Kenya
CURE Kenya has been a place of hope since opening its doors in 1998. We were Africa’s first orthopedic teaching hospital when it opened in Kijabe. More than just providing life-changing surgeries, CURE cares for the emotional and spiritual needs of all our patients. Our teaching hospital has 47 beds, four operating rooms, and an outpatient clinic.