About the Partners

African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)

Founded originally in 1957 as the East African Flying Doctor Service, AMREF today is a major health development NGO with its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. Its goal is to provide community-based health care that is sustainable, appropriate and low-cost through an integrated primary care strategy combining training, research, education and service delivery. AMREF-Kenya is a registered NGO in Kenya incorporating 80 national and regional projects. AMREF-Canada is a registered Canadian NGO which supports AMREF's work by raising funds and awarenes, forging strategic alliances and developing projects.

Ms. Seana Massey
Executive Director, AMREF-Canada
59 Front Street East
Toronto, ON
Canada M5E 1B3
Phone (416) 601-6981
Fax (416) 601-6984


Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Centre (FSORC)

The Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Centre was established July 1, 1993 by St. Joseph's Hospital in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. The Research Centre builds on a long history of research successes at St. Joseph's Hospital and is dedicated to the mission of improving all types of therapies. The Centre's researchers receive funding support from many sources including St. Joseph's Health Care Foundation. The Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Centre is affiliated with the Faculty of Health Sciences, McMaster University.

Dr. Stuart MacLeod
Founding Director
Father Sean O'Sullivan Research Centre
Martha Wing, Rm H-302
St. Joseph's Hospital
50 Charlton Avenue East
Hamilton, ON
Canada L8N 4AC
Phone (905) 521-6115
Fax (905) 521-6136


Salama SHIELD Foundation (SSF)

Salama SHIELD Foundation promotes and carries out community-based health initiatives in Africa and Canada. These initiatives seek to evoke the participation of communities themselves, establish partnerships between government, NGOs, the private sector and universities, as well as draw equally upon indigenous wisdom and scientific knowledge to identify and enact sustainable solutions to health problems.

Dr. Dennis Willms
Founding Director
Salama SHIELD Foundation
19 Sutherland Walk
Kitchener, ON
Canada N2R 1G5
Tel: (519) 893-2319
Fax: (519) 893-4438

 McMaster University

McMaster is a medium-size, full-service university offering educational programmes through six Faculties.

  1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario
Canada L8S 4L8
Tel: (905) 525-9140

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