Since our establishment we have partnered with physicians and communities in Canada and internationally to improve global health, as well as to provide assistance to physicians-in-training in Canada.
While the world has changed in the 35 years since our establishment, our mission and commitment have not, although our priority focus has.
In response to the global pandemic that swept through the globe, the Canadian Medical Foundation worked alongside organizations in Canada and outside of Canada to stop the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19 by addressing gaps in hygiene efforts through our Stop the Gaps campaign.
With gratitude to our generous donors who made these projects possible.
- Protecting Medical Staff in Syria - We are proud to announce the completion of the COVID-19 Emergency Response Project in Northwest Syria, in partnership with the Union of Medical Care and Relief Organizations-Canada (UOSSM Canada)
- Helping Prevent the Spread of Illness and Disease in Syria - Through CMF’s Stop the Gaps Program, our project with GlobalMedic will support the needs of families living in camps in northwest Syria by providing them with Family Emergency Kits (FEKs) which have been developed as a holistic solution to serve multiple needs faced by families in crisis.
- Oral Knowledge Transfer and COVID-19 Prevention - We are pleased to announce our partnership with the Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre
- Hygiene Support to Those Displaced by Conflict in Syria - As part of a special Close the Gaps initiative to help prevent, limit, and stop the spread of infectious diseases like COVID-19, CMF partnered with the Molham Volunteering Team to provide vital hygiene supplies and facemasks to households in Azaz area, located in northern Aleppo governorate, Northwest Syria
- Reducing The Transmission of COVID-19 at University Hospital of Mirebalais - Improving sanitation facilities in the hospital's COVID-19 patient areas to create a healthier hospital environment and reduced risk of COVID-19 transmission for both staff and patients.
- Helping Prevent Infection of Frontline Healthcare Workers - No decontamination kits to properly clean and disinfect reusable face shields are currently marketed in Canada.
- Distributing Critical Hygiene Products - Vulnerable people and those living in remote communities may have trouble obtaining critical hygiene products.
- Improved Hygiene at Hopital Albert Schweitzer, Haiti - In Haiti, a lack of handwashing resources (clean water, handwashing stations, sanitizer) and misinformation make an already impoverished nation most vulnerable to a coronavirus outbreak.