Health

Fighting hunger

In many places around the world, the COVID-19 pandemic raised the spectre of food insecurity. Measures to combat the disease and limit its transmission plunged numerous families further into hardship. In the countries where TSF..

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Mission accomplished for the volunteer cooperation program

In June, TSF completed the 2015–2020 volunteer cooperation program with Global Affairs Canada (GAC).  Thanks to the compassionate support of Canadian professionals, our efforts to improve and expand dental and eye care in Bolivia and..

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Reshaping our Québec Sans Frontières Project

TSF’s 2019–2020 Québec Sans Frontières (QSF) project, which originally entailed sending young volunteers specializing in physiotherapy to Ecuador, underwent a complete overhaul due to COVID-19.  The pandemic made it impossible to send volunteers, so the..

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Severe flooding in northern Congo

At the beginning of October, heavy downpours caused an abnormal rise of the Oubangui river in the Likouala region, which is in northern Republic of the Congo. Thirteen villages were flooded. In most of the..

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Assessing the needs of 16,000 refugees

The political instability that followed the elections in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in early 2019 forced more than 16,000 people to flee to the neighbouring Republic of the Congo, specifically to the Plateaux..

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Québec sans frontières project : An eye-opening experience

By Mariane Durivage, Project Leader This summer, six third-year physiotherapy students at Université de Montréal and their team leader flew to Ecuador as part of the Québec sans frontières(QSF) program for a cultural experience focused on social inclusion. The group..

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Eye health care for refugees

In august 2018, Terre Sans Frontières (TSF) led its first eye health care mission in aid of refugees. Optometrist Dr Pierre Lavallée and optician Mrs Darquise Tardif went to the Republic of the Congo to..

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New school and mobile medical clinic in Haiti

Haiti is struggling to get back on its feet following Hurricane Matthew, which struck in the fall of 2016. Nevertheless, through a partnership with Fondation Haïti Partage, TSF has been able to rebuild one of..

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GAC program : the strengthening continues

The third year of TSF’s volunteer cooperation program in partnership with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) is nearing completion. We continued our work to support dentistry, optometry and homeopathy in the three countries targeted by the..

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A well-deserved retirement for Dr. Daniel Forthomme

Last fall, Dr. Daniel Forthomme, one of the pioneers who helped launch Optométristes Sans Frontières (OSF) in 1988, retired after more than 20 years of hard work in the field and on OSF’s advisory committee…

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TSF provides health care to Brazzaville’s urban refugees

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) recently asked Terre Sans Frontières (TSF) to oversee refugee health interventions for the entire Republic of the Congo. Already heavily involved in the area through its health care assistance program..

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A busy year for our volunteers

TSF’s volunteer-sending program had a big year in 2016. Our program with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) really took off, first with capacity-building interventions for field workers in Tanzania, Bolivia and Honduras. Thanks to the dental..

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New boxes for collecting used glasses

http://terresansfrontieres.ca/en/sending-volunteers/professionals-without-borders/boxes-for-collecting-glassesTerre Sans Frontières (TSF) and Optométristes Sans Frontières (OSF) are now offering new boxes to collect used glasses. These glasses, once cleaned, analysed and sorted, are the raw material used by OSF for its interventions..

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Positive results for the first year of the TSF-GAC program

The first year of the five-year voluntary cooperation program run by Terre Sans Frontières (TSF) in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada (GAC) has resulted in 27 volunteers being sent into the field. These 10 men..

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Crisis response at an orphanage in Haiti

Terre Sans Frontières recently carried out a major decontamination operation at the St-François d’Assise Centre orphanage in Île-à-Vache, Haiti, to eradicate a scabies epidemic that was raging among the children. During the decontamination, pediatricians also..

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Collaboration with the UNHCR ramps up

A container filled with medical equipment and medication will soon be shipped to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) as part of Terre Sans Frontières’s (TSF’s) refugee assistance program, carried out in collaboration with..

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2016 QSF internship
Fostering social inclusion

Close to four months ago, having just completed our bachelor’s degrees, our group of six physiotherapy students at Université de Montréal boarded a flight to South America for an unforgettable experience: a 10-week internship at..

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Dr. Odino Riendeau: 10 years of generosity

After 10 years as a Dentistes Sans Frontières (DSF) and Terre Sans Frontières (TSF) volunteer, dentist Dr. Odino Riendeau is stepping down. Dr. Riendeau, an active member of DSF’s advisory committee, has completed a dozen..

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The new voluntary cooperation program takes off

Interventions in the field have begun for the voluntary cooperation program led by Terre Sans Frontières (TSF) in collaboration with Global Affairs Canada (formerly the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, or DFATD). The..

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Construction of a mother-child centre in Haiti

The Marcelle and Jean Coutu Foundation and Terre Sans Frontières (TSF) have begun building a major mother-child centre in Vialet, Haiti. Construction, equipping and the full takeover of operations will take place over a 10-year..

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More than 3,000 people treated
“Sans Frontières” Success

Two major “Sans Frontières” missions to Madagascar and Togo took place last fall and included about 50 volunteers. In total, these two missions provided dental and visual health care to more than 3,000 individuals, and..

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Medical Evacuations in the DRCongo

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), bush clinics do not generally have the necessary resources to treat the seriously ill and injured. In several cases, the life of these patients depends on them being..

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