NEWS

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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23
December
2017

12 women cared for in Ruhengeri

Our third surgical mission at the Ruhengeri Hospital in Rwanda took place from November 29th to December 9th. Our medical team (Dr. Shachar Aharony, Claudia Champagne, Dr. Jacques Corcos, Dr. Alfred Homsy, Christiane Honeine, Dr. Duane Hickling, Andrea Juarez and Bibi Ycois) joined the Ruhengeri Hospital’s local team to help 12 women suffering from obstetrical fistula. On their…

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12
August
2017

12 Women Cared for at Ruhengeri Hospital

Our second mission at the Ruhengeri Hospital in Rwanda took place from May 31st to June 11th 2017. Our medical team, in collaboration with the local team, operated on 12 women. We were also able to see our patients from our previous mission, and we are glad to report that many of them are healed. To all the…

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21
June
2017

Merci Julie!

Dr. Julie Desalliers has left our Board of Directors to dedicate more time to her personal and professional projects. Julie has been involved with the Foundation for 6 years. It is thanks to her that we developed a research program to better understand the impact of our missions on the health of the women and their lives within…

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June
2017

Merci Julie!

Dr Julie Desalliers a quitté notre conseil d’administration pour consacrer plus de temps à ses projets personnels et professionnels. Ça fait plus de 6 ans que Julie s’implique pour la fondation. C’est grâce à elle que nous avons développé un programme de recherche pour comprendre les impacts de nos missions sur la santé des femmes et leur vie…

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10
May
2017

Our Foundation’s First Benefit Dinner

THANK YOU to Valerie and Daniel Benchetrit who hosted our Foundation’s first ever benefit dinner in their magnificent home! And a heartfelt thanks to all the guests who participated in the evening. The dinner’s menu was put together by our President, Dr. Jacques Corcos, and executed by Chef John Winter Russel of Restaurant Candide. All proceeds from this…

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1
May
2017

Thank you to Ferring Canada!

Our President, Dr. Jacques Corcos, received a very generous donation from Frédérique Mills on behalf of Ferring Canada. It is the first donation our Foundation has received from a pharmaceutical company.

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27
April
2017

A film by Erica Pomerance wins a prize at the Vues d’Afrique Festival

Erica Pomerance has been involved with our foundation for many years as a filmmaker and Board member. Her latest documentary, Migrants de Dunes, won the Prize for Best Agriculture and Sustainable Development Film at the Vues d’Afrique Film Festival. The documentary addresses the climate change ravaging the mystical Dogon region in Mali. To learn more, visit the festival’s site.

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25
April
2017

More than $2,000 raised during our tennis tournament!

On April 23rd 2017, around 20 players went head to head in a friendly challenge which allowed us to raise over $2,000 to fund our medical missions. THANK YOU to our partners who made this day possible: the Nuns’ Tennis Club (particularly Dimitar Altankov, Michel Alexandre Rioux, Anna Attia & Harry Plafter), Marché de la Villette, License IV Restaurant, Babolat…

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1
February
2017

Our next mission to Rwanda

We are very happy to announce that our next mission will be taking place in Rwanda from May 31st to June 11. Our medical team of volunteers will once again work with the team from the Ruhengeri Hospital to care for a dozen women afflicted with complications following difficult pregnancies and labour.

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