Last month our Director of Global Programs, Ken Koskela, visited the CURE Children’s Hospital of Uganda. CURE Uganda (https://cure.org/uganda/) is doing world class work in neurosurgery for very poor patients. Uganda has many cases of hydrocephalus among children. Hydrocephalus is a condition whereby fluid builds up in the brain, often causing swelling and brain damage.
In 2015, CURE Uganda pioneered a new surgical treatment for hydrocephalus and has become Africa’s leading hospital for neurosurgical treatment. Doctors from all over the world come to Mbale, Uganda, to observe and learn from CURE Uganda’s skilled surgeons.
CURE Uganda has an active epilepsy program to which ROW provides medication (Roweepra®) on an ongoing basis. Roweepra has controlled seizures for numerous children whose seizures were uncontrolled by the locally available medication.