Inspirational Stories: Students put heart into collective effort

Abbreviated from article by Judith Hunt, teacher at Camosun College. In August 2021, nine students travelled from Kenya to Victoria, British Columbia to participate in a project in collaboration with World University Services Canada.   The students, who are refugees, read about Terry Fox’s cross Canada run for cancer research, then discussed as a class: “If […]

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Toronto Waterfront Marathon 2023 | Walk, Run or Donate for MSF this fall!

Join Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières’ (MSF) teams as we walk or run 5k, 10k, a half marathon or a full marathon in the TCS Toronto Waterfront Marathon this fall. This year, the Toronto Waterfront Marathon is a hybrid event, which means you can run or walk the distance of your choice in-person or virtually: […]

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Crisis in Sudan

On April 15, 2023, intense fighting broke out across Sudan with a wave of gunfire, shelling and airstrikes.  The violence between the Sudanese Armed Forces (SAF) and the Rapid Support Forces (RSF) has trapped millions of people in the middle of an unexpected conflict. Many have been forced to flee their homes while access to […]

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No Health Care for a Child

Wide view of Al-Hol Camp with tents, Eastern Al- Hasakah Governorate, Northeastern Syria.

Ameena is a nine-year-old girl who lost both her parents. She lives in the Annex in Al Hol camp, Syria, and is taken care of by another sympathetic camp resident. I first met Ameena in the Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) clinic in November. She developed kidney disease back in August and was referred […]

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No Place For a Child: A Canadian Doctor’s First-Hand Account of Al-Hol Camp, Syria

Woman dressed in a black dress walking in front of a make shift shop.

Al Hol camp was not the first camp of displaced people I have worked in with Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), but it certainly was the most disturbing. The suffering in this camp is not seen in the traditional health indicators we usually measure. Here in Al Hol, the suffering is both deeply […]

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Why Canada should support the WTO waiver to expand access to COVID-19 medical technologies (via ACCESS)

MSF in Agok, South Sudan.

An MSF statement calling on Canada to support efforts to increase access to COVID-19 vaccines and other health technologies through a proposed intellectual property waiver at the WTO […]

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