Twice a year, a team of volunteer doctors, nurses and technicians travels to Burkina Faso to work with staff at the Boromo Hospital to treat women suffering from fistula. Since the Foundation’s creation in 2011, more than 80 women have received surgery. These medical missions are also an occasion for the MMS Foundation team and local personnel to share experiences and expertise. In 2016, we started working with the Ruhenregi Hospital, in Rwanda.
THANK YOU to the volunteers who have worked with us since 2011:
November 2011, Mission préparatoire à Boromo, Burkina Faso: Dr. Jacques Corcos, Dr, Julie Desaillers, Marie-Eve Paré
January 2012, Boromo, Burkina Faso: Dr. Jacques Corcos, Dr. Elise De, Dr. Alfred Homsy, Katie Begin, Pat Evans, Philippe Jacques, Arnaud Vanier, Jacques Langelier, Erica Pomerance
November 2012, Boromo, Burkina Faso: Dr. Jacques Corcos, Dr. Ed Stanford, Dr. Alfred Homsy, Sarah Bachand, Jacques Langelier, Pat Evans, Stéphanie Breton, Erica Pomerance
February 2013, Boromo, Burkina Faso: ANNULÉ, guerre au Mali
November 2013, Boromo, Burkina Faso: Dr. Jacques Corcos, Dr. Elise De, Dr. Jennifer Cogan, Dr. Sophie Ramsay, Lise Potvin, Christiane Honeine, Laurence Bernard, Isabelle Vermette
February 2014, Boromo, Burkina Faso: Dr. Jacques Corcos, Dr. Le- Mai Tu, Dr. Antoine Ottomani, Pat Evans, Feride Yilmaz, Catherine Coulombe
November 2014, Boromo, Burkina Faso: ANNULÉ, situation Ebola
February 2015, Boromo, Burkina Faso: Dr. Jacques Corcos, Dr. Shachar Aharony, Dr. Michael Sourial, Dr. Alfred Homsy, Jacques Langelier, Chantal Thivierge, Christiane Honeine, Valérie Corcos
November 2016, Ruhengeri, Rwanda: Dr. Jacques Corcos, Dr. Shachar Aharony,Dr. Olivier Heimrath, Aimilie Bilodeau, Cathy Begin, Safari Gasisa, Andrea Juarez
May 2017, Ruhengeri, Rwanda: Dr. Jacques Corcos, Dr. Mélanie Aubé, Dr. Sally Kuria, Dr. Haché Ahroun, Cathy Begin, Jacques Langelier, Christiane Honeine, Maria Cherba, Renée Mahfoda
November 2017, Ruhengeri, Rwanda: Dr. Jacques Corcos, Dr. Duane Hickling, Dr. Shachar Aharony, Claudia Champagne, Bibi Yasin, Christiane Honeine, Andrea Juarez
The MMS Foundation supports a qualitative study, headed by researchers Julie Désalliers and Marie-Eve Paré, that examines the experience of women who have undergone surgery, specifically the impact of the treatment on their social life. We interviewed 40 women, before the surgery and a year after the surgery, in their home villages. The results of the study were published in the International Urologynecology Journal.
The results of our anthropological research will help us design an appropriate prevention program based on education for women, training for midwives and local doctors. We plan to work in collaboration with local healthcare centers and government agencies.