January 6, 2012

Canadian Government supports CNIS Obstetrics Program in Tanzania

Funding from the government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency will allow CNIS to address and reduce preventable maternal deaths. It is estimated that some 13,000 women and 45,000 newborns in rural Tanzania die each year. CNIS, a registered charity for 16 years, in partnership with the […]
October 28, 2011

Enthusiasm for Obstetrics courses in Uganda!

CNIS has been teaching in Uganda since 1997, and brought the Structured Operative Obstetrics (SOO) course there in 2008. The Mulago Hospital in Kampala delivers almost 30,000 babies each year, and more SOO courses have been taught here than anywhere else in the world!  Eleven courses have been held at […]
September 26, 2011

New CNIS T-shirts

View in French At least a dozen submissions were made to the CNIS T-shirt design competition, announced in July. With so many great ideas, it was difficult to choose, but the African continent outlined by surgical instruments seemed to stand out. The T-shirt was designed by Romanian artist and graphic […]
September 21, 2011

Meet our Twinning Schools 2011-2012

Eight Canadian elementary schools are now ‘twinned’ with eight elementary schools in Axum, Ethiopia through the Canada/Ethiopia Elementary school Twinning Project. Starting this fall, the schools will share letters, art projects and stories, to teach their ‘twins’ about each other’s countries, customs, school systems and daily lives. We are looking […]
September 1, 2011

Bethune Round Table 2011

View in French The 11th Annual Bethune Round Table was hosted by CNIS and the McGill University Health Centre in Montreal for the first time on June 3-5, 2011. The meeting was an overwhelming success with participation from over twelve low and middle income nations from Africa, Eastern Europe and […]
July 27, 2011

Help make obstetrics model parts for Africa!

View in French CNIS will teach two instructor and four provider Structured Operative Obstetrics courses in Rwanda and Uganda in August. The teaching supplies have to be sent by Monday, August 8. Our Vancouver office needs help to cut, sew and snap fabric, foam and vinyl and to pick up more supplies to make uteri […]
July 26, 2011

Canada-Guyana Surgical Research Partnership Workshop

Three physicians from Guyana joined Canadian surgical colleagues for a 1½ day workshop at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario to learn more about research methods in surgical education and simulation. The purpose of the workshop was to develop two collaborative research proposals, building on the previous Canada-Guyana work evaluating the […]
July 19, 2011

CNIS in French/RCCI en français

A French version of the CNIS newsletter, Operative Report, is now available through our website. The French newsletters will be available a few weeks after the English versions, as the translations are done by CNIS volunteers. Thanks to these volunteers, CNIS has managed to translate the three Essential Surgical Skills (ESS) […]
July 6, 2011

CNIS celebrates all things African

View in French The CNIS annual African market has become a much-anticipated event of the Vancouver summer scene. On Saturday August 27, people of all ages from all over the Lower Mainland skipped the beach to come enjoy African music, arts and crafts, food and eco activities. More than 20 […]