It is a privilege for EMI to continue our partnership with CURE International. CURE has a network of hospitals around the world treating children with conditions such as clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lips, and more. Their mission is healing the sick and proclaiming the kingdom of God. CURE Zimbabwe is the newest hospital in CURE’s network, having only opened to patients earlier this year. The scope of this project includes an assessment of the hospital’s existing infrastructure (water, wastewater, site drainage, and electrical) and resulting recommendations for improvement.
EMI has been working with CURE over the past eighteen months to perform infrastructure assessments at their seven hospital facilities within Africa, and CURE Zimbabwe will be the fourth of these that EMI has had the opportunity to visit in-person. While onsite, the EMI team will inspect the campus to document existing infrastructure and identify any current challenges. The civil infrastructure assessment will include identifying specific water quality concerns and developing a subsequent water quality management plan. The electrical infrastructure assessment will include documenting the existing electrical system and developing a conceptual electrical design for the recommended system improvements.
CURE International was first established in 1996 in Kijabe, Kenya, and CURE Zimbabwe was then recently acquired in 2020 through a partnership with the Zimbabwe Orthopedic Trust and the Zimbabwean government. The hospital hosts 45 patient beds, 3 operating rooms, and an administration block. This hospital opened to serve patients in early 2021. CURE’s focus is for patients to experience the life-changing message of God’s love for them and to receive treatment regardless of gender, religion, or ethnicity.
We are looking to mobilize a team of EMI staff and several volunteers to Zimbabwe at the end of May to assess the CURE Zimbabwe campus infrastructure. Will you prayerfully consider joining us in designing a world of hope for CURE Zimbabwe?
— Andy Engebretson, EMI USA trip leader