Optométristes Sans Frontières

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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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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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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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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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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A more “adventurous” mission

A team of Optométristes Sans Frontières was in Honduras from February 24 to March 5, 2001 on a rather unusual and enterprising mission which enabled them to reach a particularly disadvantaged part of the population…

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