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Dr. Dorothy Bbaale is a trailblazer.

The Ugandan-born doctor, who recently joined Beit-CURE Children’s Hospital of Malawi (CURE Malawi), is only the fifth registered plastic surgeon in Malawi and one of the few females in a male-dominated field.

In a country of 20 million, thousands of Malawian children suffer from treatable disabilities like clubfoot, cleft lip/palate, knock knees, bowed legs, and burn contractures. Dr. Dorothy offers these vulnerable kids a new chance at life with plastic and reconstructive surgery services.

“The chance to heal children is the greatest joy of my life, and doing it here is a dream come true,” she says. “My heart has always been to help children in Africa.”


Dr. Dorothy is passionate about serving children with life-altering disabilities that leave them vulnerable to ridicule and abuse.


Dr. Dorothy brings hope to children like Mphatso. A burn on his right leg healed improperly and fused the skin on the back of his calf to his thigh, limiting his mobility and his future. Dr. Dorothy fixed the contracture with surgery, and Mphatso can now happily walk, run, and play with no issues.


The skin on little Mphatso’s right leg fused together after a fire, preventing him from walking. Life-changing surgery with Dr. Dorothy restored his mobility.


Dr. Dorothy said she looks forward to helping more children like him. “It’s such a blessing to be an instrument of God’s work.”

The continuous support of our generous partners and donors makes Dr. Dorothy’s life-changing surgical care for patients like Mphatso possible.

Every gift made to CURE empowers world-class Christian surgeons to be the hands and feet of Christ. Thank you for your partnership in this mission.

About the Beit-CURE Children’s Hospital of Malawi

Established in 2002, Beit-CURE Children’s Hospital of Malawi is the only hospital in Sub-Saharan Africa recognized by the Royal College of Surgeons of England. Located in Blantyre, the teaching hospital comprises 58 beds, three operating theaters, and performs over 2,100 life-changing reconstructive and orthopedic surgeries each year for people suffering from treatable disabilities. In addition to world-class clinical service, CURE Malawi ministers to the emotional and spiritual needs of patients and their communities. The Beit Trust, a UK-based charity, provided the initial funding for this facility as a gift to the people of Malawi.

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CURE Malawi’s mission is to provide every child living with a treatable disability the physical, emotional, and spiritual care they need to heal. If you have questions about becoming a patient or a partner with CURE, please contact us.

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