Garden Hill Renal Health Unit

Photography: David Campion

The establishment of a renal dialysis unit within a half hour journey of the four First Nations communities clustered on Island Lake in north eastern Manitoba has made a substantial improvement in their quality of life. People dependent on dialysis no longer have to uproot their families and move to Winnipeg. They are reunited with their friends, support networks and the culture of their communities. Many are even able to return to work and move on with their lives. And as the Renal Health Unit proceeds with the education and prevention work it has planned with the communities, there is hope that future generations will enjoy better health.

To learn more:

Website: http://www.umanitoba.ca/faculties/medicine/units/northern_medical_unit

Address: University of Manitoba Winnipeg, MB R3T 2N2

Phone: 204-474-8880 1-800-432-1960 (within North America)

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Doctors Of The World In Canada – Filling The Gaps In Montreal’s Inner City

Photography: Roger Lemoyne

For more than 20 years Médecins du Monde has been providing medical care to refugees, street children and displaced persons around the world: people living in the midst of armed conflicts and victims of natural disasters, famines and epidemics. Photojournalist Roger Lemoyne has been covering international issues for more than a decade and has worked alongside Médecins du Monde in such places as Kosovo and Haiti. He was very surprised to hear Médecins du Monde was also providing care in his hometown of Montreal. He spent a day on the street with one of their nurses.

For more information on Médecins du Monde Canada visit: Website: http://www.medecinsdumonde.ca

Address: 338 rue Sherbrooke Est Montreal, QB H2X 1E6

Phone: 1-514-281-8998

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