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CURE International UK

Beit CURE International Malawi COVID-19 Crisis Appeal

We're urgently raising funds for Beit CURE International Malawi. Its future is under threat due to costs to keep staff and patients safe and loss of income from cancelled services, because of the COVID19 pandemic. Please help us save the hospital.
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About Beit CURE International Malawi

Beit CURE International Hospital of Malawi is a 58-bed Christian Mission hospital that specialises in treating the orthopaedic needs of children and adults. The facility was opened in 2002 and serves children with physical disabilities regardless of their ethnic background or religious affiliation.

As well as being a teaching hospital, Beit CURE International Malawi also has special expertise in total hip and knee replacement surgery, making it one of the few places where this surgery is available in Sub-Saharan Africa. The hospital treats a wide range of orthopaedic conditions including clubfoot, burn contractures, osteomyelitis, and other acquired or congenital conditions. In addition, CURE Malawi also provides physiotherapy services.

The Beit Trust, a UK-based charity, provided support for the construction of the hospital as a gift to the people of Malawi. Thanks to its ability to meet a wide variety of needs for both children and adults, CURE Malawi is a unique and valuable asset to Sub-Saharan Africa.

Find out more about CURE Malawi hospital.

Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on Beit CURE International Malawi

Click here to watch more update videos from the Orthopaedic Surgeons who founded the Beit CURE Malawi hospital.

As we battle the various issues of providing safe and timely care here in the UK during this COVID-19 pandemic, you may have wondered how things are and will be at Beit CURE International Malawi? We are sad to have to report to you the particular and acute challenges faced by the hospital. They have continued serving children with operations up to this point, but have incurred excessive costs to purchase extra Personal Protective Equipment for staff, children and guardians. Inevitably the private services have collapsed and suddenly provide almost no income at all. Additionally, some of the donor giving from businesses in USA has been reduced.

All in all there has been a precipitous fall in income which was totally unforeseen only 3 months ago. The fate of the hospital over the next few months is precarious.

We have been in discussions with the hospital to ascertain whether it can keep going during this acute crisis, and enabled to build again as the COVID-19 pandemic eases. The business model of the hospital has been modified and includes salary cuts for all staff and a few retrenchments, as well as other major cost cutting measures.

We need your help.

If we can take this opportunity for generous and sacrificial giving and help fill the acute shortfall, then the CURE leadership are confident that the hospital can be saved and built up again.

All donations will be designated specifically for Beit CURE International Malawi COVID-19 crisis appeal, and will have opportunity for gift aid for UK tax-payers. Please click the donate button above to help today. If you would like to set up a monthly standing order to assist with the sustainability of childrens services going forward. Please click here for this and select the 'CURE Malawi COVID-19 Crisis Appeal' button. Alternatively, if you would like to donate via post, please send to: CURE International UK, The Royal College of Surgeons of England , 35-43 Lincolns Inn Fields , London WC2A 3PE (Please make donations payable to "CURE International UK" and indicate any special designations on the memo line of your cheque).

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Please do recruit friends and family to join you as donors to this appeal. Together we can reach our goal of £50,000. Thank you.

Very best regards,

Former BEIT CURE International Hospital Surgeons, Jim Harrison, Chris Lavy, John Cashman, and Jes Bates

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CURE works to improve the lives of children with treatable disabilities through specialised surgical and compassionate care. Through our eight paediatric teaching hospitals in underserved countries, we provide free corrective care, as well as training for local healthcare workers to do the same.

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