Who is CURE International?
More than 100 million physically disabled children in the developing world can be cured through surgery. These children have conditions like clubfoot, bowed legs, cleft lips, untreated burns and hydrocephalus. Without treatment, they won’t go to school and will have little hope for a future. Many will die from their condition. That’s why CURE exists. We’re a non-stock, non-profit organization that operates 10 hospitals around the world and manages pediatric specialty programs in 30 countries where patients experience the message of God’s love for them, receiving surgical treatment regardless of gender, religion, ethnicity, or ability to pay.
Does CURE have any other Hospitals in Southeast Asia?
The Tebow CURE Hospital is our first hospital in the region.
Who is Tim Tebow and why are you calling it the Tebow CURE Hospital?
Tim Tebow is an American football player who had a standout college career and spent several years in the National Football League as a quarterback. His parents were missionaries in Mindanao and he was born in the Philippines. Tim is very outspoken about his Christian faith, he is passionate about helping disabled and underprivileged children and he loves the Philippine Islands. CURE International has formed a strong partnership with the Tim Tebow Foundation based on our shared values and priorities and we are very excited to be working together.
What is CURE Philippines, Inc?
CURE Philippines, Inc. is a non-stock, non-profit corporation organized in the Philippines and registered with SEC, this corporation operates the Tebow CURE Hospital and carries out the mission of CURE International, Inc. CURE Philippines, Inc has been accredited by PCNC as a qualified done institution.
How big is the Hospital?
We have constructed a six-story, state-of-the-art facility. The Hospital has been designed as a 30-bed specialty facility with 3 operating theatres; however we currently have a capacity of 17 beds. We also have a well-equipped outpatient area including digital X-ray equipment, laboratory and physical therapy department. Our pharmacy supports both our inpatients as well patients visiting our clinics.
What types of charitable surgeries does the Hospital provide?
Our primary focus is on pediatric orthopedic surgery (bone deformities such as clubfoot, bowed legs, spinal issues, etc.) but we also treat certain other conditions such as cleft lip and palate.
Do you also provide adult private patient care?
Yes, we have both private and semi-patient rooms and we provide services to adults that are able to afford high quality care at market rates. Revenue from our private practice is used to carry out our charitable mission of healing disabled children.
How do you find the patients?We have developed relationships with the Department of Health, LGUs as well as other organizations that have a presence in rural areas so we can cooperate with the existing infrastructure that has already identified disabled children that need treatment. We are planning mobile clinics/patient screenings so we can promote our services and build awareness about treatment options. These efforts combined with word of mouth build referrals and attract patients to our weekly consultations.
Do patients pay for the care they receive?
We hope that many of our patients will be able to participate in the cost of their care. However, we are here to help poor families and we realize that many will be unable to pay. Furthermore, we anticipate that some families will struggle to pay for transportation to and from the Hospital. We are committed to treat each child regardless of their ability to pay and we rely on generous donors both in the Philippines and abroad to subsidize the cost of the surgeries we provide.
What is the nature of the spiritual ministry at the Hospital?
CURE’s mission is to heal the sick and proclaim the kingdom of God; we do this by meeting both the physical and spiritual needs of our patients. Our Spiritual Director oversees the ministry at the Hospital as well as in the community. This ministry includes prayer, counseling, and building relationships with our patients and their families.
How is the Hospital staffed?Since there is such a well-educated and hard-working workforce in Davao, we have hired all of our clinical and support staff locally. We currently have nearly 60 full-time employees.
Who is providing the funding for the Hospital?
The majority of our funding has come from foundations and individual donors in the United States, but we have also received financial support from Filipino organizations and individuals. We are actively seeking to build awareness about our mission throughout the Philippines in hopes of expanding this support.