CURE Children’s Hospital

Located in Mbale, Uganda, the CURE Uganda facility opened in 2000 and is a specialty teaching hospital that provides pediatric neurology services. CURE Uganda is recognized as a global leader in a minimally-invasive, shuntless treatment for hydrocephalus. The procedure was developed by the hospital’s founding medical director, Dr. Benjamin Warf. Faced with a steady increase of patients annually the CURE team wants to increase the capacity of their ICU, Lab, Surgical, and Inpatient facilities to continue to provide high-quality care.


    CURE International


    Mbale, Uganda


    Masterplan: February 2020

  • TYPE



    Infrastructure Assessment, Masterplanning, Architecture


    BHI, Oak Consulting Group

Project Success Factors


The CURE Mbale team provided high-level infrastructure assessments that were leveraged for a greater understanding of the condition of the facilities. With a focus on healthcare services and delivery, working alongside the Hospital administration and staff, service demands were projected to gauge future growth and long-term spatial needs. The final schematic level plans delivered through the masterplan will be refined and implemented by the local team.


The phased renovation and new construction consider user flows, infection prevention, passive cooling strategies, and care delivery. Many children come to the facility with a large number of family members who are critical in providing care during their recovery. The updated facility will offer more space to accommodate this care model.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-being
GOAL 6: Clean Water and Sanitation
GOAL 10: Reduced Inequality