International Day to End Obstetric Fistula 2017

[:en]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 […]

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Meet our International Crew: Eye Surgeon Bob Burlingame

[:en]For Bob Burlingame, it took a book, a sermon, and of course, a ballgame.This eye surgeon from the USA had always been interested in medical missions, exploring various opportunities in the past. But it was only when he retired from his busy practice in the states that hewas able to start figuring out what was […]

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Saving Samsdine Against All Odds

[:en]Right from the start, the odds were stacked against him. Little Samsdine was born with a cleft-palate, and since birth had been suffering almost constantly from malaria. He lives with his mother in a remote village which made accessing treatment and medicines difficult – the future wasn’t looking good. Then his mother heard that the […]

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Meet our Patients: Carefree Juste

[:en]Meet Juste – a character and a half, wrapped up in a four-year-old’s body. He doesn’t seem bothered by the lump on his head and already has a plan for when it’s gone. “After they do the surgery, I will become president, have money and buy a car!” Juste tells his mom, Elisabeth.  Elisabeth isn’t […]

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Nicole’s Praise

[:en]“When I gave birth to Dorkas, she was a healthy baby,” recalled Nicole. “But the problems started soon after.” As she watched her firstborn constantly squinting, she became concerned. “I started to wonder what this could be,” she said. Her fears were confirmed and multiplied when, three years later, a new baby named Anna was […]

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