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  • 2017 23 May

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    International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2017

    International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2017

    Today is International Day to End Obstetric Fistula, but what exactly is Obstetric Fistula? Although it affects millions of women, few Canadians know about it because very few women in Canada are at risk of developing this heartbreaking condition. Obstetric Fistula, also known as Vesico-vaginal Fistula (VVF) is traumatizing. It is a child birth related injury […]

  • 2017 28 Apr

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    Catching Up with Jane: HOPE Centre Update #3

    Catching Up with Jane: HOPE Centre Update #3

    Canadians are funding the next HOPE centre (Hospital Out Patient Extension) and we couldn’t be more grateful! We want to keep you updated so you know just what your gift is supporting. During the month of April we have seen great progress begin at the Infrastructure sites in Cameroon. Read on to find out more! The two sites […]

  • 2017 26 Apr

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    Meet our Canadian Crew: Christina Fast

    Meet our Canadian Crew: Christina Fast

      Christina has always loved it, even as a kid. Cleaning. “I didn’t just dust around things on the shelves…I would move everything, I would dust it, and then I’d wipe it down with dust remover and put everything back just as it was. I had this passion for cleaning and organizing – but I […]

  • 2017 16 Apr

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    When Love is Awakened

    When Love is Awakened

    A single act of kindness throws out roots in all directions, and the roots spring up and make new trees. The greatest work that kindness does to others is that it makes them kind themselves – Frederick William Faber This Easter we celebrate resurrection, renewal and rebirth. As the lives of our patients are changed, one […]

  • 2017 10 Apr

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    Guest Post: Martha Rodriguez, HOPE Centre Manager

    Guest Post: Martha Rodriguez, HOPE Centre Manager

    The HOPE Center is a facility that supports the hospital on-board the Africa Mercy (AFM). Its aim is to provide bed space, thus freeing up beds on-board the AFM, enabling more life changing surgeries to take place. Our patients and caregivers usually come from the distant provinces and stay with us after their surgery until […]

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