Ministry of Health, Special Envoy for Women and Children, and Project C.U.R.E. to break ground for KHMH Children’s Intensive Care Unit Project

Belize City, June 10th, 2011 – An important United States benefactor of Belizean healthcare, Project C.U.R.E. has joined forces with the Ministry of Health (MoH) of Belize and the Special Envoy for Women and Children, Mrs. Kim Simplis Barrow, to assist in the creation of a Children’s Intensive Care Unit at the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital (KHMH) in Belize City.  A team led by Douglas Jackson, President & CEO of Project C.U.R.E., and Leanna Clark, Executive Director for Project C.U.R.E.’s PhilanthroTravel Program, will visit Belize June 12th to 15th  as part of this worthwhile initiative. While in Belize, the team will hand over various medical equipment and supplies which will be utilized in the establishment of the Children’s ICU.


The delegation will also tour the KHMH and participate in the groundbreaking ceremony for the ICU on Monday, June 13th at 10:00 am. In addition to the equipment, the doctors and nurses at the hospital will be receiving footwear courtesy Crocs Caressm, the philanthropic arm of Crocs. Children currently admitted in the hospital and those students in attendance at the ceremony will also receive Crocs™ shoes as well as hygiene kits donated by Project C.U.R.E.


This initiative stems from a partnership created between Ministry of Health and Project C.U.R.E. in 2005 to deliver containers of medical supplies and equipment to Belize. Project C.U.R.E. estimates that the partnership with MoH, KHMH, and the Special Envoy will provide approximately BZ $1,200,000 in medical supplies and equipment for the new wing, in addition to $20,000 dollars that have been raised through the fundraising efforts of Mrs. Simplis Barrow and Project C.U.R.E. in the United States in 2010.


Project C.U.R.E. is an international non-profit organization headquartered in Colorado, USA, which delivers donated medical supplies and equipment to hospitals and clinics around the world. Since 2005, Project C.U.R.E. has been working with health partners in Belize to deliver an estimated BZ $9 million in supplies and equipment to hospitals throughout the country. Project C.U.R.E. has reached more than 120 countries worldwide through donations of medical equipment and supplies to support healthcare systems.


The media is being invited to attend this groundbreaking and handing over ceremony to take place at the KHMH parking lot on June 13th at 10:00 am.

Tags: , , , ,

many children cannot

go to school without the basic necessity such as a pair of shoes.

in ethiopia, one million people

suffer from a disease caused by walking barefoot in volcanic soil [...] (

millions of people

around the world cannot afford basic necessities such as a pair of shoes.

more than 300 million people

live on less than $1 a day (””).

2.6 billion people

in the world lack basic sanitation (””).

some 1.1 billion people

in developing countries have inadequate access to water (””).

nearly a billion people

entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names (””).

over 1.4 billion people

globally live on less than $1.25 per day (””).

35.9 million people

live below the poverty line in America, including 12.9 million children (””).

1.7 billion people

live in poverty globally (””).