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Mission: Project C.U.R.E.'s mission is to identify, solicit, collect, sort and deliver medical supplies and services according to the imperative needs of the world.

Results: Project C.U.R.E. delivers three to four semi-truck trailer sized containers of medical relief every week on average. By volume, we are currently the world’s largest distributor of donated medical supplies and equipment to developing nations.

Target demographics: Hospitals, clinics, and medical professionals and the patients in their care in more than 130 developing countries.

Geographic areas served: Since 1987, Project C.U.R.E. has delivered medical relief to hospitals and clinics in more than 130 countries. Visit our website at projectcure.org for a complete list of the countries we have served or are in the process of serving. Project C.U.R.E. also has large distribution centers in Denver, Chicago, Phoenix, Houston, Nashville, and Philadelphia. Our international headquarters are in Denver, CO.

Programs: Project C.U.R.E. has a variety of programs that support our mission to deliver health and hope to the world! C.U.R.E. Cargo delivers 40-foot semi-trailer sized cargo containers carrying medical donations to hospitals, clinics, and community health centers in developing countries. Since 2011, we have collaborated with Stryker to provide Stryker Kits equipped with orthopedic drill sets, as well as neuro and spine kits. C.U.R.E. Kits are suitcase sized, pre-packed duffels of basic medical supplies that can be easily transported and checked as luggage on international trips to communities in need. Kits for Kids is a simple, powerful package filled with personal hygiene and basic “medicine cabinet” items. These Kits allow parents to provide their children with basic care at home. C.U.R.E. Clinics are almost completely run by volunteers, and they make a lasting impact on the communities around the globe by providing free medical assistance and educational training to thousands of patients and healthcare providers. Over 2017, C.U.R.E. Clinics completed 20 Clinics and training trips to 12 countries and served nearly 7,500 patients and trainees. Through the Philanthrotravel program, participants can volunteer with the country’s medical community and meet with patients and staff in hospitals in need, and engage with community leaders and experience a country’s unique culture. Helping Babies Breathe (HBB) is a neonatal resuscitation curriculum. Project C.U.R.E. assists with training Master Trainers, who can then go on to train more nurses and midwives in the community. We also donate medical tools, training kits, educational workbooks and newborn mannequins. The ProC.U.R.E. program works with hospitals and medical manufacturers nationwide to collect life-saving medical equipment and supplies. Saving Mothers, Giving Life is a program created by USAID, and Project C.U.R.E. is a leadership partner. We have shipped forty one 40-foot containers to more than 120 health facilities just through our involvement in this specific program.

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered 2 hours with Project C.U.R.E in their warehouse. I was overwhelmed with just how full the warehouse is of medical supplies! I know I was helping to make a difference around the world by giving two hours of my saturday to help sort medical donations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

While working as an intern at Project C.U.R.E., I was able to make an impact globally while still living and working domestically. I really felt my time here was well spent, and that my efforts directly contributed to the overall success and mission of the organization. The people who work at Project C.U.R.E. are hardworking, dedicated, and overall amazing people to be surrounded by on a daily basis.

The work this organization does is not only noble, but extremely important in helping alleviate problems of inadequate health care in developing countries. In my opinion, what sets Project C.U.R.E. apart from other international aid organizations is the method by which supplies are delivered. Unlike other organizations, Project C.U.R.E. ensures that only necessary and relevant medical supplies are delivered to a clinic site after a thorough, first hand assessment of the recipient institution. This means donated medical supplies are used as intended without the waste or fear of fund siphoning that can occur with generic monetary donations. Personally, I feel Project C.U.R.E. could serve as a template for similar organizations about how to maximize impact in the lives of others while minimizing the room for waste and error.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am just finishing up a 10 week internship with PROJECT C.U.R.E. I was interested in this organization because of the unique way they combine green practices (reducing medical waste) and global healthcare. The staff here is welcoming, motivated and hard working. Everyone seems to work towards the same goal: Delivering life-giving medical supplies and equipment to resource-starved hospitals and clinics.
I really respect the process that they follow before they even ship the supplies over. Each clinic or hospital that request supplies is first evaluated by a volunteer, who travels to that hospital or clinic to see first-hand what the needs are. Then a report if filled and the needs are matched in the best way we can based on the supplies in the different warehouses. I appreciate that PROJECT C.U.R.E tries its best to be the best stewards with the resources they have been given.
I also LOVE the fact that with PROJECT C.U.R.E you really can "track" where your donation goes to. They always have several large containers headed to various countries around the world that you can pledge your money to.