HAMILTON, ON, June 22, 2012 /CNW/ - Women in the developing world have
few advocates more dedicated to making childbirth safer than Canadian
obstetrician Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese, who is being recognized by
her peers in Ottawa June 24, 2012.
She is the recipient of the Prix d'Excellence, an award given by the
Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada to doctors who go
above and beyond their calling.
"Dr Jean Chamberlain Froese is a Canadian icon in global health with her
many years of tireless efforts to improve the care of mothers in Africa
and other developing countries," said Dr. Nicholas Leyland, Department
Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University, where she
holds her primary academic appointment. "We are immensely proud of her
Dr. Chamberlain Froese has spent much of her career working in the
developing world, where pregnancy and childbirth remains one of the
leading killers of women. In 2005 she birthed the Save the Mothers
program, a Master in Public Health Leadership that educates and trains
East African professionals in Uganda to use their influence to improve
the standards and practices of maternal health.
In 2009 she received the prestigious Teasdale-Corti humanitarian award
by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons for her altruism,
integrity, courage and perseverance in the alleviation of human
When in Canada, Dr. Chamberlain Froese, mother of three, including a
Ugandan child she and her husband, journalist Thomas Froese, adopted,
is based in Hamilton, ON. For more information on Save the Mothers
please visit, www.savethemothers.org.
SOURCE Save the Mothers
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