Frequently Asked Questions:
Curamericas Global is a non-governmental, secular organization that has been improving the health and well-being of women and children in remote areas since 1983. Curamericas works in forgotten, impoverished communities around the world that lack access to basic health care. Curamericas builds partnerships with communities to accurately identify and address major health problems and reduce maternal and child mortality.
Yes. Curamericas Global is a 501(c)(3) organization and contributions are deductible to the full extent under IRS regulations. Our tax ID number is 56-1400098. Please contact your tax advisor with any questions.
Curamericas Global currently works in 4 different countries: Guatemala, Liberia, Kenya and Sierra Leone.
Past projects that have moved on the sustainability phase in are located in: Bolivia, Haiti, and Mexico.
Project locations are chosen by a combination of identifying areas of greatest need, the presence of a strong in-country partner, and available funding.
Curamericas Global receives funding from several different sources: generous individuals, foundations like Ronald McDonald House Charities, and US Government agencies such as the Agency for International Development (USAID) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC). We also receive contributions from other private donors like churches and businesses.
In our 2013-2014 Fiscal Year 84% of our funds went directly to support health programs for mothers and children.
We specialize in community-based Maternal and Child Health, Family Planning, Water and Sanitation, Nutrition, Malaria Management, HIV/AIDS Prevention and Treatment, and Capacity-Building.
Curamericas Global partners with existing healthcare organizations who have a strong presence in their region and who demonstrate a strong capacity to lead community-health projects. Curamericas Global’s current partners and supporters include:
- The Sierra Leone Annual Conference and Mercy Hospital in Sierra Leone
- Ronald McDonald House Charities and Carolina For Kibera in Kenya
- USAID and Ronald McDonald House Charities in Guatemala
- Andean Rural Health Care in Bolivia
- Haitian Ministry of Health in Haiti
- Feed the Children in Liberia during the Ebola crisis
Mortality causes vary by location, but some of the primary causes of maternal mortality are hypertensive disorders, hemorrhage, obstructed labor, and sepsis. Childhood mortality includes are deaths of children under five years of age. These deaths are most commonly due to neonatal conditions (including infection, asphyxia, and preterm complications), diarrheal disease, pneumonia, and malnutrition. The vast majority of these causes are preventable through education and access to basic health care.
Our organization started as Andean Rural Health Care while working in the Andes Mountains of Bolivia. After expanding to Guatemala the name was changed to Curamericas to reflect our work across all of the Americas. Now we are Curamericas Global to reflect our expansion to work with communities all over the world.
The amount of travel can vary for each country based on the project needs and available funding. Generally each Program Manager makes 2-4 visits a year. Other staff members visit when funding is available. Our strong focus on local partnership allows us to work remotely to keep funds going directly to meet project goals.
Curamericas Global has one office in the United States. It is located at 318 W. Millbrook Road, Suite 105, Raleigh, NC 27609.