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CURE Hospital in Afghanistan Tackles High Infant and Maternal Mortality Rates

In war-torn Afghanistan, U.S.-based medical charity CURE International is delivering new life and new hope to families plagued by the country’s tragically high infant and maternal mortality rates. To help address the medical needs of the nation, CURE established a hospital and family clinic in Kabul in 2005, which see a combined total of over 96,000 patients annually.

A recent study by Johns Hopkins University shows that since 2003, infant mortality rates in Afghanistan have declined by 18 percent from 165 to 135 per 1,000. The time frame for these encouraging statistics coincides with the establishment of the CURE hospital. CURE does not claim sole credit for the improvements, but believes its programs have helped to facilitate a more hopeful trend in this country.

In addition, CURE Kabul offers training programs for national medical professionals that educate them in advanced techniques in obstetrics, gynecology, midwifery, as well as orthopedic and cleft lip/palate surgery. Because of its positive impact on health care in Afghanistan, CURE has received numerous accolades for its services from the Afghan Ministry of Public Health. Based in Lemoyne, Penn., CURE is devoted to bringing First World health care to disabled children in Third World countries.

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