CURE international was started in 1996 and we have over 20 years of experience, committed to improving the quality of life of persons with disabilities in 29 countries across the world. In Kenya, CURE’s footprint is in the AIC CURE International Hospital based in Kijabe.
Our approach is based on the understanding that every person with a disability has fundamental rights to be included and to participate in society as a full member, as defined in the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (UNCRPD). CURE International describes the human rights-based approach as supporting the realisation of the rights of persons with disabilities, and those at risk of disability and living in poverty. Persons with disabilities need to be aware of their rights as stated in international conventions and national constitutions. Society, governments and institutions are obligated to protect and fulfil the human rights of persons with disabilities.
A fundamental part of this is investing in good quality health as well as capacity building in each country we operate in, community development and self-advocacy. The work is constantly evolving as the organisation and the developing continues to develop.