Curamericas Global

Rating: 4.95 stars   20 reviews

Issues: Health, International

Location: 318 W. Millbrook Road Suite 105 Raleigh NC 27609 USA

Mission: Curamericas Global partners with underserved communities to make measurable and sustainable improvements in their health and well-being.
Results: In Bolivia, the Curamericas project reduced child mortality rates by an average of 62% in six years. After one year since construction was completed and the Maternity Center opened to serve families in Guatemala, 30% of all births in the community are taking place in its safe facilities. Nurses and midwives are trained to aid in safe deliveries and to appropriately respond in emergency situations. After only one year of work in Haiti, we have provided services to more than 10,000 women providing treatment and prevention services for HIV/AIDS. Our Nehnwaa Child Survival Project in Liberia records zero maternal deaths since our project began in 2008. In a country where the lifetime risk of death due to pregnancy is 400 times as high as the U.S., this is a terrific achievement by the local health teams.
Target demographics: Mothers and children under the age of five in countries with high maternal and child mortality rates; women of reproductive age in Haiti
Geographic areas served: Guatemala, Liberia, Haiti, Bolivia
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3 people found this review helpful

With all the tension in the world, projects/organizations like Curamericas bring some sanity to all of us. Curamericans is a model for others to follow and build upon.

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Curamericas it's a non profit that uses an approach that I admire. The organization works with existing agencies within countries as a partner to improve maternal child health with a cultural sensitivity that is lacking in other organizations. I believe that by working with local people and agencies the impact is greatly enhanced and chances gradually become part of modified cultural norms. I am hoping to go on a volunteer trip with the group next summer to see first hand the impact.

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I have been involved with Curamericas since its beginning. Before its official start I was a member of a fundraising effort in Portland, Maine where Dr. Perry was doing his Residency at Maine Medical Center. In the 30+ years since I have watched it grow from a young man's dream to and internationally respected organization.

Curamericas' unique structure delivers healthcare and health information to people in the Americas, Haiti and Africa. It also trains health workers from the host countries to be partners in their own healthcare. Its concentration on maternal and infant health has lowered death rates for mothers and babies.

Many men and women, young and older, have volunteered to build health centers or provide healthcare afor Curamericas projects. Churches and individuals from all over the USA have provided funds. Many of them have supported the work since the beginning.

As I said before Curamericas has been part of my life for many years. There have been many challenges during those years, but the steadfast belief in it's purpose and the devotion of the founders, staff, volunteers and donors have changed the lives of thousands.

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