CURE serves children and families living in some of the most challenging contexts in the world, where they experience severe levels of hunger and malnutrition. Children with disabilities are among the most vulnerable, and they often arrive at CURE severely malnourished. To undergo life-changing surgery and flourish in recovery and beyond, children must receive proper nutrition to reach and maintain a healthy and safe weight.
CURE hospitals are set apart from other medical facilities in underserved countries not only by the high-level, compassionate care we provide but also by the provision of food to our patients, caregivers, and staff. CURE serves all patients and caregivers at the hospital three meals a day. These meals provide patients the nutrients they need to improve their overall health and recover successfully from surgery. CURE Zambia’s hospital kitchen prepares more than 11,000 meals each year, feeding, on average, more than 3,500 people.