Safe Motherhood in Afghan Refugee camps

November 14, 2015By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund, Safe Birthing Afghanistan No Comments

Midwives in Afghanistan Most first-time mothers in Afghan refugee camps are young teenage girls age 12- 16. They give birth in the family tent, attended by family members. There is little knowledge in the community of hygiene and safe birth practices and consequently these girls have one of the highest maternal-mortality rates in the world. This year … Read More

Working with Dr Elizabeth Hillman

November 6, 2014By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund No Comments

It has been a wonderful year for the Hillman Medical Education Fund with lots of new projects underway and old ones showing such impact. It is a joy working with Dr Liz Hillman who continues to inspire us. She lives in Newfoundland near her daughters and grandson, so our meetings are now on Skype. Her familiar … Read More

Ebola Preparedness in Uganda

October 30, 2014By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund No Comments

Hillman Fund Supports Ebola Preparedness in Uganda Uganda has had outbreaks of Ebola and Marburg in the past and is now preparing for the spread of the current epidemic across its borders. Lack of clean water and poor sewage is a challenge to disease control. Lack of understanding of infection control and cultural practices such as washing … Read More

HMEF is pleased to announce the 2014 recipients of the Hillman Academic Excellence Award!

September 23, 2014By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund No Comments

The Hillman Academic Excellence Award was presented to the top three undergraduate students in Paediatrics and Child Health, from a class of 350 students, at the University of Nairobi. Gillian Njambi Mwiruri received the top prize of 20,000 KSh, Abdulla Mohammed Arshad received the second place honor of 10,000 KSh and Vaudeva Rhythm received the … Read More

Physiotherapy Training in Cambodia

February 8, 2014By Josephine De FreitasCambodia Eye Centre, Hillman Fund No Comments

Cambodians Discover Physiotherapy Physiotherapy is greatly needed in Cambodia where there are many road, farm and factory accidents and no post-surgical rehabilitation. Many are left with disabilities that would have been prevented with post-operative physiotherapy. For many years there was almost no physiotherapy available in Cambodia and the Cambodian Physical Therapy Association CPTA struggled to … Read More

Malaria Study in Ugandan Schools

January 18, 2014By Josephine De FreitasHillman Fund

Every school we recently visited in Uganda had 10% and sometimes 20% of the children sick with malaria. There is a simple kit cost $3 that provides an instant test for malaria and an effective 3 day treatment. ( RDT/ACT) If we can train teachers to pick out the kids who seem to have fever, … Read More

Project Forum Jan 2013

January 19, 2013By Josephine De FreitasBrighter Smiles Uganda, Cambodia Eye Centre, Education Madagascar, General Interest, Hillman Fund, Mayan Project Guatemala, Microcredit Sri Lanka, StandTall Education Uganda, Vietnam, Volset Foundation No Comments

Dr Andrew Macnab. Expert on Health promoting schools and founder Brighter Smiles Africa An amazing group of people attended the Jan 2013 Rose Charities Canada Project Forum of varied interests and backgrounds and organizations. A comment from one of the participants summarized it well ‘I cant believe the amount of shier competence and expertise present … Read More