CURE Hydrocephalus is an organization devoted to eliminating untreated hydrocephalus throughout the world. About 400,000 babies will be born this year with hydrocephalus, a build-up of cerebrospinal fluid in the ventricles of the brain. One of the most common nervous system disorders of children, when left untreated, it can cause significant brain damage, blindness, and death.
Because most countries in the developing world suffer from a critical shortage of neurosurgeons, most cases of hydrocephalus go untreated in the developing world, with tragic consequences. CURE Hydrocephalus seeks to end untreated cases in these areas by creating treatment centers and training surgeons. CURE also is committed to gathering research data through its treatment efforts to better understand the causes and best treatment procedures for the condition, as well as the most effective methods of preventing postinfection hydrocephalus.