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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…