150+ Canadians Day 94: Jean Chamberlain Froese

Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese contributes to peace with her work on maternal health in East Africa. #Canada150

Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese, CM, MD, MEd, FRCSC, is an obstetrician, associate professor, and an international expert in women’s reproductive health. She is the Founder and Director of McMaster University’s International Women’s Health Program.

Together with her Ugandan colleagues, Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese founded Save the Mothers, an international non-profit organization that educates local leaders to become influencers for change for safe motherhood.

The Program offers a Master’s Degree in Public Health Leadership (at Uganda Christian University) to working professionals from a wide range of disciplines and not only the health discipline. Since 2005, nearly 200 East African leaders have come through the program.

Froese is an internationally respected leader in the field of maternal health, and has been appointed as a Member of the Order of Canada in recognition of her commitment to saving the lives of women and babies in the developing world.

As a Director of the International Women’s Health Program at McMaster University, she has dedicated her life to making pregnancy and childbirth safer in the developing world.

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