November 17, 2009

Open House recognizes CNIS supporters

At the Open House following the AGM on Saturday November 28th, CNIS recognized valued supporters and volunteers. Dr. Mensur Osman Yassin was awarded Honorable Lifetime Membership for his contributions to CNIS, as head of the department of surgery at Gondar University, Dean and ESS Patron from 2002-2009. Lorne Braun received […]
November 10, 2009

The Chamber of Commerce visits CNIS

CNIS hosted a Kitsilano Chamber of Commerce Business-After-Hour networking event on September 30. Thanks to Fassil Ethiopian Restaurant and our dedicated volunteers, the 40+ local business owners were served a delightful fare of injera, vegetables, meats, breads and dips. The Chamber members had rarely had such a tasty get-together. CNIS […]
October 29, 2009

Safe Surgery Saves Lives Nursing Forum

SSSL NURSE FORUM On Saturday, December 5., CNIS held a nursing forum in Vancouver . Earlier this year, nursing workshops based on the Safe Surgery Saves Lives (SSSL) Checklist were held in Ethiopia. The intent of the workshops is to share the “pilot project” experience, and build upon it. An […]
October 5, 2009

CNIS African market

CNIS would like to thank all the participants, artisans, NGOs, performers who helped make our August 2009 CNIS African Market the most well attended and successful so far. Thank you also to the Vancouver Courier, who kindly offered us free advertising space. Finally thank you to all the dedicated and […]
October 5, 2009

Jewelry shopping ships surgical books

Taraxa Jewellery in Vancouver has donated $1870 to the Uganda book project, helping CNIS ship new surgical books to medical libraries in Uganda. From October 13 to November 13, $2 from every sale over $20 in their two stores was donated. The fundraiser ended with an open house on November […]
September 21, 2009

Addis Skills Lab Video Link

[lang_en]Justin Iwasaki, a medical student from Utah, was in Addis Ababa for 2.5 weeks to establish a high quality video link between Operating Room 7 and the Surgical Skills Lab in Addis Ababa.  Now both open and laparoscopic surgery can be shown live, or procedures recorded, edited and stored on […]
September 9, 2009

University of Ottawa adapted CNIS Structured Operative Obstetrics Course for Residents

First year residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Ottawa participated in the first CNIS Structured Operative Obstetrics Course adapted for Canadian trainees, Today.