Champion of Safe Childbirth Awarded by Peers

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 many achievements."

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 suffering.

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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