Because we believe that knowledge is empowerment
Training for local medical professionals is at the heart of everything we do. Empowerment and education for the people and professionals in the countries we work with is how we achieve sustainable change.
Surgical sub-specialty education and training for the medical professionals in the villages include:
- Orthopedic training (ie. hip replacement)
- Cataract treatment
We train medical staff in many areas including wound care, blood pressure and blood sugar monitoring, and CPR for first responders. We also teach laypeople in the villages how to measure and interpret blood pressure.
Education and training for women, girls and children’s health has been another of our focus points. This training includes:
- Partner violence prevention program
- Improving perinatal training
- High-risk labour and delivery program
- International alarm/trauma course
In the wake of the Covid-19 global pandemic, Team Broken Earth was grounded at home. We did not stop our work. We continue to develop partnerships to utilize our special skill set, including relationships on the Labrador coast and in Canada North.
Education and training mission locations to date have included Haiti, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and right here at home in Canada North.