NEWS

26
March
2020

Dear friends, dear MMS members, dear donors,

It is with a flood of emotions that our Board of directors took two important decisions today.  First, to cancel of our two spring missions in Rwanda: the one organized by MMS France due to take place this week, and the one planned for May by our Canadian team. We don’t think that the minimal safety conditions required…

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13
March
2020

Miles for Maternal Health: Support our team!

Our team is participating in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, with the goal of raising $50,000 to support our surgical missions in Rwanda. Saturday, September 26: 10K @ 9am | 5K @ 11am – run, walk or run with a stroller | 1K @ 12:45pm – Kids Run Sunday, September 27: 21K @ 9am Click here to register! If you…

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18
December
2019

Twelve women cared for in Rwanda

Our team just came back from a mission to Rwanda, where they worked for 10 days at the Ruhengeri Hospital. Twenty four women received fistula repair surgery, which will allow them to regain their smile, and return to their life in their community.  We continue our work to train local doctors for these types of surgeries. Two residents…

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14
June
2019

Dr. Denis Mukwege becomes the Honorary President of our foundation

It is with great emotion and pleasure that we announce that Dr. Denis Mukege, the Nobel Peace Prize 2018, also known as “the man who mends women,” has agreed to be the Honorary President of our foundation for a 2-year term. This gynecologist devoted his life to fighting against rape as a weapon of war. Since 1999, he…

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23
May
2019

International Day to End Obstetric Fistula

Today, the United Nations is drawing public attention to a major but little-known problem in the area of ​​maternal health, obstetric fistula. It is a serious injury that occurs during difficult childbirth in areas where women do not have access to adequate obstetric care. “The condition typically leaves women incontinent, and as a result they are often shunned…

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30
April
2019

Scotiabank Run: Our efforts have paid off!

Congratulations to our wonderful team! Not a single runner was let down by the rain and the gloomy weather. What a great energy! We are proud to announce that we raised more than $31,000. Our efforts have paid off! Thanks to you, women in Rwanda will receive the surgical care that they need. Many women have been waiting…

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9
April
2019

Leaving very soon!

We are counting the days! In two weeks we will be back in Ruhengeri, Rwanda for another surgical mission. This one is going to be the second mission bringing together Canadian members (Jacques Corcos MD, Joviane Mukiza RN and Elkis Sanabria) and French members (Quentin Alimi MD, Antoine Ottomani MD, Jean-Charles Alimi MD, Michèle Loubat MD, Valerie Pellerin…

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17
December
2018

We are back from our 10th surgical mission in Rwanda

Our volunteer doctors and nurses offered free fistula repair surgery to 9 women at the Ruhengeri Hospital in November. This mission was particularly difficult for our surgical team who had to deal with very complex cases. Hopefully, our patients will recover promptly and get back to a normal life soon! Do you want to learn more about this…

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5
October
2018

Participate in our crowdfunding campaign!

Click here to discover our “Dignity for African Mothers” campaign that was launched to help our team of volunteer doctors and nurses offer reconstructive surgeries to women who suffered serious childbirth injuries in Rwanda. Please donate and share widely! Tax receipts are available.

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8
April
2018

Our next mission to Rwanda in May

The MMS team will join the local team of the Ruhengeri Hospital from May 22nd to June 2nd. We are already working with the local surgeons to identify our new patients, and to follow up with those who underwent surgery last November. A heartfelt THANK YOU to all our donors and volunteers who made this mission possible! The…

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