We Help Improve Maternal Health in Africa

You can provide a woman with the treatment that will forever change her future. Help us raise for our next surgical mission.


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Hope and dignity for Women in Africa

Our volunteer doctors and nurses are going to Africa in May 2024 to help women living with obstetric fistula. They will also examine women who had their surgery and offer training to local health professionals.


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Bring the suffering caused by fistula to an end

Our mission is to reduce the prevalence of obstetric Fistula in Africa, by improving conditions for childbirth and through surgical treatment.


Jacques Corcos



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What We Do

Surgical Missions

Surgical Missions

Twice a year, a team of volunteer doctors and nurses travels to treat women suffering from fistula. Since the Foundation’s creation in 2011, more than 150 women have received care in Burkina Faso and Rwanda. These surgical missions are also an occasion for the MMS Foundation team and local personnel to share experiences and expertise. THANK YOU to all our volunteers! To see the complete list of the volunteers who took part in our surgical missions, click here.

Anthropological Research​

Anthropological Research​

The MMS Foundation conducted an anthropological study to examine the experience of women who have undergone fistula repair surgery, and the impact of the treatment on their social life. 40 women were interviewed in Burkina Faso, before the surgery and a year after the surgery, in their home villages. The results of the study were published in the International Urologynecology Journal and presented at several scientific conferences (click here to see our poster in French). The Foundation has recently started a similar study in Rwanda.



The results of our anthropological research will help us design an appropriate prevention program based on education for women, training for midwives and local doctors. We plan to work in collaboration with local healthcare centers and government agencies.

Surgical Missions​

Anthropological Research


You Can Transform a Woman's Life

  • With only $25 you give a woman the essential goods for her hospital stay.
  • With $50 you provide her transportation from her village to the hospital.
  • With $75 you feed a patient for a week.
  • With $150, you give a woman all the medication that she needs for her surgery and recovery.
  • With $2500, you allow one of our volunteer doctors to travel from Montreal to the Ruhengeri Hospital in Rwanda.

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