NEWS

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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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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