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CURE Malawi Signs MoU with World Vision International

On 28 July 2023, Beit-CURE Children’s Hospital of Malawi (CURE Malawi) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with World Vision International Malawi (WVI Malawi).

Through this strategic partnership, WVI Malawi will help identify children in need and transport them to CURE for life-changing surgeries for conditions such as clubfoot, cleft lip/palate, knock knees, and bowed legs.


Discussions before the official signing of the Memorandum of Understanding.


There are close to 500,000 children with treatable disabilities in need of care throughout Malawi, but reaching all these children is challenging because they live far from the hospital or in hard-to-reach areas. By partnering together, the organizations will be able to help more children receive the care they desperately need.

During the signing ceremony, WVI People and Culture Director Debbie Phiri emphasized the benefits of the partnership. “As we expand our inclusive program service providers, CURE will be very helpful in reaching out to the most vulnerable children.”


CURE Malawi Executive Director, Elly Chemey, signs the MoU as WVI People and Culture Director, Debbie Phiri, looks on.


All surgical treatment and comprehensive post-surgical care, such as physical therapy and regular check-ups, is provided at no cost—thanks to the generous support of CURE’s donors.

World Vision Malawi Business Development and Grants Management Director Penia Mavedzenge is excited about the support CURE will bring to the children of Malawi.

“Soft services, such as psychosocial support and counseling, will be provided to caregivers with children with disabilities very easily, as these are the services that are not provided with WVI.”


From left to right: CURE Malawi Community Mobilization Coordinator, Sunganani Mughogho; WVI People and Culture Director, Debbie Phiri; CURE Malawi Programs and Development Director, Davie Simengwa; World Vision Malawi Business Development and Grants Management Director, Penia Mavedzenge; and CURE Malawi Executive Director, Elly Chemey


In addition to the more than 2,500 life-changing reconstructive and orthopedic surgeries the medical staff performs at CURE Malawi each year, the compassionate and highly skilled ministry staff ministers to the spiritual needs of our patients and their communities. Thanks to this partnership, CURE will be able to reach more of the most vulnerable children across all the districts of Malawi.

CURE Malawi Executive Director, Elly Chemey, expressed his profound gratitude to WVI management for the collaboration. “WVI and CURE, being Christian organizations, are both concerned with the welfare of children, and we will complement each other.”


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