July 24, 2010

Obstetrics Courses held in Uganda

CNIS Obstetrical Associate Dr. Lorraine Woolford taught two Structured Operative Obstetrics Instructors and Providers Courses in Uganda this summer. This was Dr. Woolford’s second trip to Africa this year, as she also taught the course in Africa earlier this spring. As all CNIS volunteer instructors, she brought two large bags with […]
June 23, 2010

Nile Night raises $25,000 for skills lab

CNIS fundraiser A Night on the Nile, held in Vancouver on June 11, raised $25,000 towards a surgical skills teaching lab in Moshi, Tanzania. The popular event was filled to the brim and had a waiting list of local supporters hoping to attend, so we suggest all to get your […]
May 8, 2010


Dr. Ronald Lett has been President of CNIS since its inception in 1995, in which time the organization has grown substantially due to the hard work of Ron, board members, volunteers and staff.  In 2007 Ron decided to move to Ethiopia to be closer to the work at hand. The […]
March 11, 2010


10th Annual Bethune Round Table Location: Calgary, Alberta Date: May 14-15 – Meeting May 16 – Workshop Theme: Serving in Partnerships: The Scalpel for Change The Office of International Surgery, University of Calgary, is pleased to announce the 10th Annual Bethune Round Table on International Surgery. The meeting will be […]
February 12, 2010

The Spirit of Volunteerism

Though all our volunteers make a vital contribution to our work, every year we select one volunteer who has made a particular difference. For 2009, for the first time the volunteer of the year award went to a group: the Okanagan Zambia Health Initiative who introduced CNIS surgical teachings to […]