Grass Root Doctors

Grass Root Doctors is a project providing interactive training for doctors, nurses, laboratory and pharmacy students in facilitation skills for use in rural communities in Southwestern Uganda. A series of 10 interactive training modules on topics such as Primary Health Care, Adult Learning, Community Entry, and Community Participation have been developed with faculty at Mbarara … Read More

Safe Motherhood

The Safe Motherhood Project is an educational program in Guatemala that trains traditional Mayan midwives (Camadronas) in safe birthing techniques and emergency skills caring for women who have their babies at home. We have a team of 3 skilled Guatemalan midwives who do the bulk of the teaching using a hands-on approach. We conduct 5 … Read More

Partners in Ethiopia

Partners in Ethiopia is a team of Canadian volunteers focusing on removing obstacles to education for disadvantaged children and youth, supporting community health education, and improving maternal health services. Our Ethiopian partner, Vision for Bright Future, a registered Ethiopian non-profit, plays an essential role in project design, decision-making, implementation, and monitoring. Acting on community requests, … Read More

Haiti Healthcare Education

We are a team of Canadian bilingual physician and nurse educators specializing in newborn care. We teach Haitian nurses and doctors to care for newborns during the first moments of life. These basic but critical resuscitation skills make a meaningful difference in the long-term health and welfare of babies. Starting out life with good health … Read More

Malaria in schools

Due to Malaria, children in rural Uganda miss many days of school with fever, nausea, headaches and some can be left with lasting brain damage or death. These children take many weeks to recover and their education suffers. We have almost eradicated Malaria in 4 primary schools in Uganda with a new approach to treatment … Read More

Safe Birthing Afghanistan

Refugee camps in Afghanistan have one of the highest maternal and infant mortality rates in the world. Most first-time mothers in these camps are young teenage girls 12-16 years old. There is little knowledge of hygiene or safe birthing. Working with our partner, Tabish, we have funded 5 local midwives to work in 6 camps … Read More