CURE International

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CURE International transforms the lives of disabled children and their families in the developing world through medical and spiritual healing, serving all by establishing specialty teaching hospitals, building partnerships and advocating for these children. CURE incorporates a faith component in a culturally relevant and sensitive manner ensuring a total healing through a 50/50 commitment to the physical and faith needs. CURE recognizes the importance of training nationals in the most modern healthcare techniques to ensure quality and access to medical care for the future betterment of each country. CURE is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, CURE is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Contact information

Mailing address:
701 Bosler Avenue
(PO Box 2323, Harrisburg PA 17105-2323)
Lemoyne, PA 17043-7043


Phone: (866) 730-2873


Organization details

EIN: 582248383

CEO/President: Justin Narducci

Chairman: Jerry Turbergen

Board size: 12

Founder: Dr. & Mrs. Scott Harrison

Year founded: 1996

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 06/30

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1999


CURE International (Crippled Children's United Rehabilitation Effort) establishes and operates teaching hospitals in the developing world for the medical and spiritual healing of disabled children and their families. The organization builds, funds and manages hospitals and supplies surgical, medical and comprehensive rehabilitative care in a teaching context. Braces, artificial limbs and other implements are manufactured and provided to enable children to become productive adults.

Many children and their parents where CURE ministers believe that their disabilities are the result of a wrong they have done or, worse, a curse on them. CURE sees it is equally important that they learn about the loving God who desires to bring them to Himself.

CURE International places a 50/50 emphasis on spiritual ministry and medical work by introducing the children and their parents to the Great Healer in addition to providing the best available medical treatment. Only half the job is done if these children remain crippled by a distorted and fearful understanding of who they are and how to access the love of God.

CURE International plans long-term relationships among each of its hospitals, networking them together so that a mutual support system of sharing personnel, supplies and technology will optimize the effectiveness of each hospital.

CURE International is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

Mission statement

CURE International communicates it mission as follows:

To create a network of teaching hospitals caring for physically disabled children throughout the developing world.

CURE International establishes and operates teaching hospitals in the developing world for the medical and spiritual healing of disabled children and their families.

1. CURE prioritizes hospital locations by the greatest need of disabled children throughout the world.

2. CURE recognizes the importance of training nationals in the most modern healthcare techniques to insure quality and access to medical care for the future betterment of each country.

3. CURE incorporates a faith component in a culturally relevant and sensitive manner.

4. To assure long-term sustainability of each hospital, CURE International is committed to developing a diverse funding base that includes local and foreign support, government assistance, partnerships, collaborative efforts with like agencies, and innovative, entrepreneurial-related supporting organizations.

5. CURE International hospitals will not turn away a patient due to an inability to pay, ethnic background or religious affiliation.

Statement of faith

CURE International uses the following to express its Statement of Faith:

1. The members of this Mission declare their belief in God the Creator and Preserver of all things, who created man, male and female, in His own image, and gave them dominion over the earthly creation.

2. The members of this Mission declare their belief in the deity and humanity of God the Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, who being very God, also became man, being begotten by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, was crucified, died and buried and then was raised from the dead and ascended to the Father.

3. The members of this Mission declare their belief in the deity and personality of God the Holy Spirit, who leads the individual sinner to repentance, reveals Himself to the believer, and by dwelling within, works through the believer to accomplish God's will on earth.

4. The members of this Mission declare their belief that the trinity of God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit exist co-equally in unity.

5. The members of this Mission declare their belief that the Bible is the divinely inspired word of God and is infallible, as originally given, in all matters of faith and conduct.

6. The members of this Mission declare their belief that the sacrificial death of the Lord Jesus Christ was necessary to atone for the sinfulness and guilt of each man, who would otherwise be subject to God's judgement and punishment.

7. The members of this Mission declare their belief that each believer, by the working of the Holy Spirit through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ, has been born anew to an assurance of eternal salvation as a child of God.

8. The members of this Mission declare their belief that as members of Christ's Body, we are to do the works of God, as revealed by the Holy Spirit and to share the good news of the Word to bring glory to God.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating590 of 91129 of 44
Fund acquisition rating642 of 91336 of 44
Resource allocation rating271 of 91313 of 44
Asset utilization rating665 of 91133 of 44

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$19,104,398$14,603,672$10,367,373$13,173,711$12,755,603
Short-term investments$0$0$0$161,405$251,586
Other current assets$454,004$454,004$0$0$0
Total current assets$27,392,187$24,386,574$19,288,381$23,978,628$25,482,001
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$68,149,891$78,308,320$96,148,335$110,126,837$117,177,326
Other long-term assets$26,934,442$29,511,819$0$0$293,532
Total long-term assets$95,084,333$107,820,139$96,148,335$110,126,837$117,470,858
Total assets$122,476,520$132,206,713$115,436,716$134,105,465$142,952,859
Payables and accrued expenses$13,335,633$11,345,133$10,418,102$10,340,594$12,145,125
Other current liabilities$6,343,921$6,507,744$1,504,563$4,175,728$979,282
Total current liabilities$19,679,554$17,852,877$11,922,665$14,516,322$13,124,407
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$4,463,361$2,671,125$9,135,312$9,169,706$6,329,514
Total long-term liabilities$10,651,964$10,412,243$13,623,946$14,186,726$9,269,890
Total liabilities$30,331,518$28,265,120$25,546,611$28,703,048$22,394,297
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$63,901,821$71,599,768$86,913,129$101,357,042$113,382,450
With donor restrictions$28,243,181$32,341,825$2,976,976$4,045,375$7,176,112
Net assets$92,145,002$103,941,593$89,890,105$105,402,417$120,558,562
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Total contributions$26,073,183$25,974,653$23,924,187$25,110,128$23,893,129
Program service revenue$47,707,503$41,360,400$39,838,489$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0($1,672,553)$47,682$67,322$28,631
Other revenue$1,454,228$1,677,508$0$34,007,801$34,710,096
Total other revenue$49,161,731$41,365,355$39,886,171$34,075,123$34,738,727
Total revenue$75,234,914$67,340,008$63,810,358$59,185,251$58,631,856
Program services$72,533,023$66,957,819$59,842,926$67,949,645$53,049,394
Management and general$9,453,370$10,015,619$1,506,994$838,660$719,625
Total expenses$86,833,956$80,965,124$65,476,766$72,807,361$57,667,365
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)($11,599,042)($13,625,116)($1,666,408)($13,622,110)$964,491
Other changes in net assets($197,549)$0($13,845,904)($1,534,035)($3,411,798)
Total change in net assets($11,796,591)($13,625,116)($15,512,312)($15,156,145)($2,447,307)


Greg BelligChief Medical Officer (part year)$247,467
Brian Van HallCOO, Secretary (part year)$196,818
Peter KyaloChief of Programs & Services$176,102
James LaytonAnesthesiologist$165,572
Brant HansenStoryteller$160,404
Matt MundtSenior Director, Marketing$143,033
Adey AbateExecutive Director, Ethiopia$132,411
David HelmanChief Financial Officer$127,521
Steve HittExecutive Director, Zambia$120,983
Roger SpoelmanPresident & CEO (part year)$50,609

Compensation data as of: 6/30/2020

Response from ministry

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 2/19/2021. To update the information below, please email:


CURE International was founded in 1996 by Dr. Scott and Mrs. Sally Harrison. Since the 1980's, they have traveled to Africa on numerous medical mission trips to over six different countries. After much prayer and consultation with others, they followed the Lord's lead to establish the foundation and begin building the first CURE International facility, AIC Bethany Crippled Children's Centre of Kenya in Kijabe, Kenya.

CURE Ethiopia in Addis Ababa groundbreaking--May 2005. The event was attended by Scott Harrison and a variety of Ethiopian government officials who welcomed CURE and its mission to help their disabled children.

Groundbreaking for the Beit Trust CURE International Hospital in Lusaka, Zambia--April 7, 2005. Doors are scheduled to open in 2006.

Kabul, Afghanistan. In February 2005, the Minister of Health approved CURE's request to open a hospital in Kabul. Kabul's population, a city of approximately 3 million, will have access to modern medical care through CURE International. Mobile clinics to remote areas surrounding the city will also provide hope and healing to Afghans in desparate need of both.

In 2004, CURE Honduras opened in San Pedro Sula and hundreds of children were seen in the first few weeks. Outreaches to Haiti are also part of the plan to serve the children.

CURE Kandahar Polyclinic in Afghanistan opened in August. More than 12,000 are treated every month.

In June, 2003, CURE International Center for Orthopedic Specilities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic opened. The Vice President and Minister of Education, Milagros Ortiz Bosh, spoke at the opening ceremony, thanking CURE "for your sense of humanity and your investment in the Dominican Republic."

In 2002, the Beit Trust CURE International Children's Hospital in Malawi welcomed their first patients bringing hope to one of the poorest countries in the world today.

In December 2000, the CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda admitted its first patient and is known worldwide as a leader in the research and treatment of hydrocephalus and spina-bifida.

In December 2000, CURE Children's Hospital of Uganda, opened its doors to patients. This project is the result of a direct relationship with Uganda's Ministry of Health. Dr. Ben Warf, a U.S. board-certified pediatric neurosurgeon, is the hospital's medical director. The staff includes a Ugandan orthopedic surgeon and two Ugandan junior clinical officers who are being trained and mentored by the medical staff.

In October 2000, Dr. Joseph Theuri entered the Makerere University Orthopedic Residency Programme in Kampala, Uganda following three years at the Bethany Centre under the teaching of Dr. Tim Mead, U.S. board-certified orthopedic surgeon and mentoring of the Bethany Centre medical staff. Dr. Theuri received credit for his time spent at the Bethany Centre under the direct teaching of Dr. Tim Mead. CURE also sponsors a Ugandan surgeon in the residency program and considers candidates each year forsponsorship.

In less than four years CURE International, led by a committed board of directors, has developed into a thriving sending and facility management organization headquartered in the U.S.. Construction for similar facilities in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and in Blantyre, Malawi are underway. Detailed discussions are in process concerning future sites in Vietnam, the Democratic Republic of Congo and other places.

The Harrisons saw the culmination of their dream when the AIC Bethany Crippled Children's Centre of Kenya opened its doors. At that time, there were no trained national pediatric orthopedic surgeons in Kenya.

CURE International is incorporated and construction begins in Kenya on CURE's first children's hospital dedicated to helping and healing disabled children.

Dr. & Mrs. Harrison spend the next decade returning to help the disabled children in Africa.

Dr. & Mrs. Harrison travel to Malawi to teach and perform surgeries.

CURE proceeds with new projects only when funding is available to ensure their ongoing survival and where CURE's presence will leave a lasting legacy.

In just a few short years, CURE's dramatic efforts to heal crippled children have changed the lives of thousands in developing countries. The number of national healthcare professionals learning how to effectively care for their compatriots multiplies CURE's efforts and creates a legacy to be enjoyed by future generations.

Program accomplishments

  • Services Cure International provides each year:
    • Cleft lips and palates
    • Clubfoot
    • Arthroscopy
    • Burn contractions
    • Hip repairs
    • Hydrocephalus and spina bifida repair
    • Joint replacement and reconstruction
    • Laboratory diagnostic procedures
    • Acute orthopedic procedures
    • Neurosurgery
    • Orthotics
    • Plastic and reconstructive hand surgery
    • Post-polio complications
    • Prosthetics
    • Radiology
    • Spinal reconstruction
    • Tertiary rehabilitation nursing care
    • Tubercular spinal repair
  • Over 18,500 surgeries have been performed and more than 210,000 outpatients have been seen at CURE Hospitals.
  • CURE Hospitals are teaching hospitals. CURE surgeons have trained five East African physicians. They offer nurse training in physical and rehabilitation pediatric care. There is clinical staff training in pediatric anesthesiology and neurosurgery. And residency-level orthopedic surgeons are undergoing training and mentoring in Uganda.
  • CURE currently has locations in Kenya, Uganda, Malawi, the Dominican Republic, Afghanistan, Honduras, and Ethiopia, with headquarters located in the United States and the United Kingdom. CURE hopes to open locations in Zambia, Egypt, and Vietnam in the near future.
  • CURE provides doctor/patient prayer before each surgery, daily bedside counseling and prayer, Bible study classes and devotions, patient-to-patient witnessing, and presentations of the Jesus Film and other Christian programming. They also make quarterly trips to unreached tribal groups and provide pastor training conferences.


CURE International gives these following ministry needs and/or opportunities:

  • Giving time at home or abroad
  • Medical equipment
  • Medical supplies
  • Orthopedic/Orthotic supplies
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Personal care supplies
  • Bibles and books
  • Inspirational and children's videos
  • Prayer
  • Outright gifts and Deferred giving
  • Short-term Mission Trips through CURE International