NEWS

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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22
January
2019

Miles for Maternal Health: Support our team!

On April 27-28 2019, our team of runners will participate in the Scotia Bank Charity Challenge, to raise $40,000 for maternal health in Africa. There are 40 runners in our team, and they have already raised over $12,000. You can help them reach their goal! Click on the name of your favorite runner below, and you will be…

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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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3
June
2018

14 Women Were Cared for During Our Fourth Mission in Rwanda

Our first surgical mission of 2018 took place at the Ruhengeri Hospital in June. 14 women are regaining their dignity thanks to the work accomplished by our medical team. All of our patients have ended their post-surgical stay, and are now back home. A follow-up consultation is planned for each of them in November. This mission was led in…

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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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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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