Vicon Donated Cameras, Software and an Electromyographic Machine; CURE Ethiopia’s New Gait Lab is Among the First to Offer Surgical Remedies for Cerebral Palsy in the Region
For more than 20 years, CURE International has helped bring medical treatment to children in developing nations where modern medical technology may not be readily available. In an effort to help the nonprofit combat specific issues plaguing children in Ethiopia – including large numbers of children with cerebral palsy – Vicon has donated a complete optical system to CURE’s Addis Ababa location, creating the first gait lab in the country and helping to bring a new level of healthcare to children in need.
Since opening its doors in 2008, CURE Ethiopia has become the premiere children’s orthopedic hospital in the region. Along with modern facilities and dedicated experts on staff, CURE hosts volunteers from around the world to teach classes and lend their medical expertise. For the last decade, members of the internationally renowned Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre (NOC), located in Oxford, England, have been among the most dedicated volunteers. NOC doctors, nurses and administrators have brought with them unmatched surgical and diagnostic abilities in the field of orthopedics, helping CURE to treat patients and identify how and where they can improve their services.