Financial Government support for CURE Zambia

President Rupiah Banda from Zambia paid a visit to Beit CURE International Hospital in Lusaka this week. The Beit CURE hospital in Lusaka is one of the few hospitals in Zambia able to adequately address the surgical needs of the disabled children in the country and is part of the IF projects in Africa. At the request of President Banda, Dr. Joseph Clawson from the US came to the hospital to repair the cleft lip of one of their patients. President Banda was touched by the commitment shown by the staff at the hospital, who treat children and adults from all parts of Zambia that can't afford surgery, at no cost. The President said that it was the duty of the Government to provide quality health care to its citizens and therefore the Government will take over the payment of salaries for doctors and nurses at Beit CURE Hospital.
President Banda in scrubs (centre) with Dr. Tshoma (left), Dr. Lastroni (right) and IF project neurosurgeon Dr. Kachinga Sichizya (far right)
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Team Wüstenschiff Surprise helps children with Hydrocephalus

In 2006 the first Allgäu-Orient-Rally took place, one of the last automobile adventures in the world. The rally starts in Oberstaufen, Germany and finishes in Amman, Jordan. On April 30, 2011, the rally will start for the sixth time. Apart from offering the participants a lot of fun, the rally also aims to raise funds for humanitarian projects. The cars that reach Amman will be auctioned and all proceeds will be donated to development projects of the World Food Program. One of the teams, Team Wüstenschiff Surprise, decided to do a bit more and started raising funds for associations that support children with Hydrocephalus. Two IF members, ARSBH from Romania and Spina Bifida Derneği from Turkey, will be visited by the team and will receive a donation. IF welcomes and appreciates this very generous gesture.
Team Wüstenschiff Surprise also wants to raise awareness of Hydrocephalus in Eastern Europe


My baby has Spina Bifida

On September 28, 2010, the results of an ultrasound changed the world for Amanda Kern and her husband Jason. The ultrasound confirmed what had already been suspected, that their much anticipated third child had developed Spina Bifida. While feeling overwhelmed by this news, Amanda chose to share all her thoughts and doubts in her blog, She gathered and shared all the information she could find and created mind maps to try and comprehend all that was happening to her and her family and the decisions they were faced with. Her words touched a chord with many readers. Baby Chance was born on February 22nd, 2011. Apart from being a wife and mother, Amanda is also a wonderful photographer and is documenting Chance's life and that of his brother Jaylen and sister Hope in beautiful images.

Amanda Kern and Chance, who was born with Spina Bifida 
© Amanda Kern


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