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Established in Montreal in 2011, The Foundation Mères du Monde en Santé Foundation (Healthy Mothers of the World) is the only non-profit organization in Canada working to eliminate obstetric fistula in Africa, as part of the worldwide effort to improve maternal health. The Foundation organizes two surgical missions every year, supports local community health initiatives and conducts community-based participatory research projects.

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  • 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... Read more »

  • Our 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... Read more »

  • 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... Read more »