CPAR (Canadian Physicians for Aid & Relief)

CPAR (Canadian Physicians for Aid & Relief) CPAR works in partnership with vulnerable communities and diverse organizations to overcome poverty and build healthy communities in Africa Canadian Physicians for Aid & Relief (CPAR) is a non-profit development organization that supports community efforts to address the determinants of health by ensuring sustainable access to clean water and adequate food, improving clean water and sanitation, building secure livelihoods and improving access to essential health services.
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Did you know that CPAR was founded to help those impacted by a severe drought in Ethiopia in 1984? On this World Day to ...
06/17/2021

Did you know that CPAR was founded to help those impacted by a severe drought in Ethiopia in 1984? On this World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, we reflect on our history and see how far we’ve come in not only responding to disasters, but in helping prevent them. CPAR has moved towards prevention of disasters on this scale, and one way of drought prevention is planting trees. Since its inception, CPAR has planted over 76 million trees in many countries in Africa. Trees help keep the moisture in the soil, which leads to healthier crops, more food and a step towards sustainable agriculture and famine prevention. If you would like to support CPAR’s work, click here: https://bit.ly/2U269RU
#DesertificationAndDroughtDay #desertification #drought #droughttolerant #trees #ethiopia #disaster #disasterrelief #prevention #PreventionIsBetterThanCure #foodsecurity

Did you know that CPAR was founded to help those impacted by a severe drought in Ethiopia in 1984? On this World Day to Combat Desertification and Drought, we reflect on our history and see how far we’ve come in not only responding to disasters, but in helping prevent them. CPAR has moved towards prevention of disasters on this scale, and one way of drought prevention is planting trees. Since its inception, CPAR has planted over 76 million trees in many countries in Africa. Trees help keep the moisture in the soil, which leads to healthier crops, more food and a step towards sustainable agriculture and famine prevention. If you would like to support CPAR’s work, click here: https://bit.ly/2U269RU
#DesertificationAndDroughtDay #desertification #drought #droughttolerant #trees #ethiopia #disaster #disasterrelief #prevention #PreventionIsBetterThanCure #foodsecurity

Wonderful to see the Mastercard Foundation prioritizing vaccinations for Africa! CPAR has worked hard for over a year in...
06/08/2021
Mastercard Foundation to Deploy $1.3 Billion in Partnership with Africa CDC to Save Lives and Livelihoods - Mastercard Foundation

Wonderful to see the Mastercard Foundation prioritizing vaccinations for Africa! CPAR has worked hard for over a year in Africa on community engagement for COVID-19 prevention, but this the best way to stop the spread. Only 2% of Africans have been vaccinated, let’s get that number up! #vaccinesafetyadvocate #vaccine

The Mastercard Foundation has announced that it will deploy $1.3 billion in partnership with the Africa CDC to acquire 50 million COVID-19 vaccines for Africa.

A big thank you to all the bikers and hikers that participated in the CAP Ride last week! Thank you for your dedication,...
06/07/2021

A big thank you to all the bikers and hikers that participated in the CAP Ride last week! Thank you for your dedication, and for raising funds for life-saving programs! If you haven’t had a chance to support a member of our team, you can still do so here: https://bit.ly/2QgGiEv

#biking #bikeathon #hikers #hiking #bikers #Fundraising #fundraiser #charity #charityevent #thankyou

Happy World Bicycle Day! In Malawi about 80-90% of people on rural roads are on bikes, according to a UN Environment glo...
06/03/2021

Happy World Bicycle Day! In Malawi about 80-90% of people on rural roads are on bikes, according to a UN Environment global report. They’re essential transport and a key economic driver. Why not celebrate bicycling and support the people in Malawi, Ethiopia and Tanzania by joining us in the Canada Africa Partnership Ride – a virtual 15km bikeathon taking place now. It’s not too late to join the CPAR team or pledge your support: https://bit.ly/2QgGiEv

#WorldBicycleDay #WorldBicycleDay2021 #bicycle #bicycleday #Malawi #bikeathon #cycling #cyclinglife #cycle #charity #charityfundraiser #charityevent #environmentfriendly

Happy World Bicycle Day! In Malawi about 80-90% of people on rural roads are on bikes, according to a UN Environment global report. They’re essential transport and a key economic driver. Why not celebrate bicycling and support the people in Malawi, Ethiopia and Tanzania by joining us in the Canada Africa Partnership Ride – a virtual 15km bikeathon taking place now. It’s not too late to join the CPAR team or pledge your support: https://bit.ly/2QgGiEv

#WorldBicycleDay #WorldBicycleDay2021 #bicycle #bicycleday #Malawi #bikeathon #cycling #cyclinglife #cycle #charity #charityfundraiser #charityevent #environmentfriendly

The CAP Ride starts today! Join us for the opening ceremony this evening where our Executive Director, Kathrina Loeffler...
06/01/2021

The CAP Ride starts today! Join us for the opening ceremony this evening where our Executive Director, Kathrina Loeffler, will introduce the work CPAR is doing to improve health in Africa and why we need your support. If you haven’t registered yet, you still have a few hours to do so before the opening ceremony. You can also sponsor one of our team members or the entire team: https://bit.ly/2QgGiEv

#bikeathon #cycling #biking #africa #fundraising #fundraiser #fundraiserevent #charity

The CAP Ride starts today! Join us for the opening ceremony this evening where our Executive Director, Kathrina Loeffler, will introduce the work CPAR is doing to improve health in Africa and why we need your support. If you haven’t registered yet, you still have a few hours to do so before the opening ceremony. You can also sponsor one of our team members or the entire team: https://bit.ly/2QgGiEv

#bikeathon #cycling #biking #africa #fundraising #fundraiser #fundraiserevent #charity

Providing access to ultrasounds and obstetrical care to women in rural areas will save lives. Thank you Fund for Innovat...
05/31/2021

Providing access to ultrasounds and obstetrical care to women in rural areas will save lives. Thank you Fund for Innovation & Transformation for highlighting this important project!

The CAP Ride starts tomorrow! Don’t forget to support our riders, or become a last minute participant yourself: https://...
05/31/2021
Ride in support of CPAR

The CAP Ride starts tomorrow! Don’t forget to support our riders, or become a last minute participant yourself: https://bit.ly/2QgGiEv

                  Ride in support of Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief! CPAR works in partnership with health professionals, vulnerable communities and governments to build health systems capacity in Sub-Saharan Africa. CPAR works to address all determinants of health through our proje...

Menstrual Hygiene Day serves as a reminder that for many girls in developing countries, the day they get their first me*...
05/28/2021

Menstrual Hygiene Day serves as a reminder that for many girls in developing countries, the day they get their first me********on is the day they stop going to school. Less than a quarter of schools in Malawi meet the minimum requirement of 1 latrine per 50 students, which makes it difficult for girls to manage their periods. Thanks to the Ryan's Well Foundation CPAR’s Green Schools project will include the building of latrines at schools that need them, helping more girls continue their education. If you’d like to find out more about this project, or contribute towards it, visit our website: https://bit.ly/3bYrphE

#menstrualhygieneday #Menstrualhygieneday2021 #menstrualhygiene #me********onmatters #me********on #girls #girl #Malawi #student #students #studentsuccess #latrine #school

Menstrual Hygiene Day serves as a reminder that for many girls in developing countries, the day they get their first me********on is the day they stop going to school. Less than a quarter of schools in Malawi meet the minimum requirement of 1 latrine per 50 students, which makes it difficult for girls to manage their periods. Thanks to the Ryan's Well Foundation CPAR’s Green Schools project will include the building of latrines at schools that need them, helping more girls continue their education. If you’d like to find out more about this project, or contribute towards it, visit our website: https://bit.ly/3bYrphE

#menstrualhygieneday #Menstrualhygieneday2021 #menstrualhygiene #me********onmatters #me********on #girls #girl #Malawi #student #students #studentsuccess #latrine #school

CPAR has been working for years in Malawi to combat deforestation – due to burning for fuel and clearing for agriculture...
05/27/2021

CPAR has been working for years in Malawi to combat deforestation – due to burning for fuel and clearing for agriculture - but a new study is shining a light on an ancient tool. A new archeological study has found the earliest evidence of humans transforming their ecosystem using fire – right on the banks of Lake Malawi, 92,000 years ago! The study was published on May 5th in Science Advances, click here to read more: https://bit.ly/3fmErrj

#malawi #deforestation #fire #study #archeology #lakemalawi #ecosystem #trees

CPAR has been working for years in Malawi to combat deforestation – due to burning for fuel and clearing for agriculture - but a new study is shining a light on an ancient tool. A new archeological study has found the earliest evidence of humans transforming their ecosystem using fire – right on the banks of Lake Malawi, 92,000 years ago! The study was published on May 5th in Science Advances, click here to read more: https://bit.ly/3fmErrj

#malawi #deforestation #fire #study #archeology #lakemalawi #ecosystem #trees

Can’t wait to participate in the CAP Ride next week! If you haven’t joined or supported our team yet, just click the lin...
05/25/2021

Can’t wait to participate in the CAP Ride next week! If you haven’t joined or supported our team yet, just click the link below!

Today is the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. On this important day, we wanted to highlight the importance of...
05/23/2021
International Day to End Obstetric Fistulas - CPAR

Today is the International Day to End Obstetric Fistula. On this important day, we wanted to highlight the importance of addressing not only the physical burden of obstetric fistulas, but also the mental toll it takes on the women who experience it. Women who suffer from obstetric fistula are often isolated from their communities and families due to the stigma, experience a deep sense of loss, shame and depression. CPAR is currently working on building a referral system in Ethiopia, to ensure that women who suffer from obstetric fistulas get the treatment they need to repair the fistula and get the post-treatment counselling they need to improve their self-esteem and reintegrate society. By encouraging women to participate in support groups and talk about their experiences openly, the stigma faced by these women can be lessened, and more women suffering with obstetric fistulas are empowered to seek treatment. If you’d like to find out more about obstetric fistulas and about our project in Ethiopia, visit our blog: https://bit.ly/3oLQZMd

#internationaldaytoendobstetricfistula #womenshealthcare #womenshealth #healthcare #women #mentalhealth #obstetricfistula #Ethiopia

The CAP Ride is 12 days away! Plenty of time if you haven’t joined or supported our team yet. The CAP Ride is an annual ...
05/20/2021

The CAP Ride is 12 days away! Plenty of time if you haven’t joined or supported our team yet. The CAP Ride is an annual event where Canadians rally together to raise fund for charities working in Africa, like us! You can bike, run, walk, skate or roll the distance – or do it on your peloton bike or treadmill from home. By joining or supporting CPAR’s team, you’ll be supporting rural villages in Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania combat the life-threatening consequences of inadequate water supply and sanitation, food insecurity, insufficient medical care and inadequate education of the rights of women and girls. That’s a lot of good reasons to support our team. You can join our team or support it here: https://bit.ly/2QgGiEv

#charity #charityfundraiser #charityride #africa #canada #bike #biking #bikinglife #bikingadventures #walking #walk #run #running #runner #runningmotivation #peloton #pelotonbike #water #foodinsecurity #health #exercise #exercisemotivation #fundraising #fundraiser

The CAP Ride is 12 days away! Plenty of time if you haven’t joined or supported our team yet. The CAP Ride is an annual event where Canadians rally together to raise fund for charities working in Africa, like us! You can bike, run, walk, skate or roll the distance – or do it on your peloton bike or treadmill from home. By joining or supporting CPAR’s team, you’ll be supporting rural villages in Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania combat the life-threatening consequences of inadequate water supply and sanitation, food insecurity, insufficient medical care and inadequate education of the rights of women and girls. That’s a lot of good reasons to support our team. You can join our team or support it here: https://bit.ly/2QgGiEv

#charity #charityfundraiser #charityride #africa #canada #bike #biking #bikinglife #bikingadventures #walking #walk #run #running #runner #runningmotivation #peloton #pelotonbike #water #foodinsecurity #health #exercise #exercisemotivation #fundraising #fundraiser

Almost 10,000 primary school students in the Karatu District of Tanzania are getting an important education in the life-...
05/19/2021

Almost 10,000 primary school students in the Karatu District of Tanzania are getting an important education in the life-saving effects of handwashing and sanitation. Did you know that according to the World Health Organization, only 52% of Tanzanians have access to handwashing stations that use soap and clean water? CPAR is working with 15 primary schools to give them access to handwashing stations, soap and sanitizer. Over 115 handwashing stations will be built, placed near the school entrances and the latrines. If you’d like to find out more about this project, visit our website: https://bit.ly/2RnNM9m

#Tanzania #water #sanitation #SanitationForAll #hygiene #school #schoollife #primaryschool #student #studentsuccess #HealthForAll #diseaseprevention #handwash #handwashing #Soap #charity #charitywork

05/19/2021

Are you between the ages of 15-25, live in the Ottawa, Gatineau, Cornwall, or Kemptville regions, and have an idea to improve your community? Well, here’s your opportunity to make that idea a reality! The United Nations Association in Canada’s Generation SDG (Sustainable Development Goals) is now accepting applications to become an SDG Ambassador!
You will collaborate with a small group of five like-minded individuals to design a concrete solution which responds to an issue you care about in your community. The best part is, it’s completely free!
With a commitment of 4 hours per week, you will be provided with training, mentorship, and much-needed resources, including a micro-grant to launch your group project!
To learn more about Generation SDG, and to apply to the program, visit unac.org/generationsdg
#community #youth #generationsdg #changemakers #sdgs

Celebrate World Bicycle Day with us by participating in the Canada Africa Partnership Ride this June! Ride to support ru...
05/13/2021

Celebrate World Bicycle Day with us by participating in the Canada Africa Partnership Ride this June! Ride to support rural villages in Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania combat the life-threatening consequences of inadequate water supply and sanitation, food insecurity, insufficient medical care and inadequate education of the rights of women and girls. If you don’t want to ride, walk or run the distance, you can always support those who will! Join or support the CPAR team here: https://bit.ly/2QgGiEv

#WorldBicycleDay #bicycle #bicyclelife #bicycling #bicycleday #fundraiser #fundraisingforacause #healthiswealth #HealthForAll #bikeathon #exercise #exercisemotivation

Celebrate World Bicycle Day with us by participating in the Canada Africa Partnership Ride this June! Ride to support rural villages in Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania combat the life-threatening consequences of inadequate water supply and sanitation, food insecurity, insufficient medical care and inadequate education of the rights of women and girls. If you don’t want to ride, walk or run the distance, you can always support those who will! Join or support the CPAR team here: https://bit.ly/2QgGiEv

#WorldBicycleDay #bicycle #bicyclelife #bicycling #bicycleday #fundraiser #fundraisingforacause #healthiswealth #HealthForAll #bikeathon #exercise #exercisemotivation

Happy International Nurses Day! Nurses are at the ❤️ of healthcare. Today we celebrate the amazing nurses around the wor...
05/12/2021

Happy International Nurses Day! Nurses are at the ❤️ of healthcare. Today we celebrate the amazing nurses around the world who continuously care for those who need it most. Their commitment to the health of their patients is unmatched. Thank you!

#internationalnursesday #nursesday #nurse #nurses #nursesrock #nursesweek #healthcare #thankyou #healthcareprofessional #health

Happy International Nurses Day! Nurses are at the ❤️ of healthcare. Today we celebrate the amazing nurses around the world who continuously care for those who need it most. Their commitment to the health of their patients is unmatched. Thank you!

#internationalnursesday #nursesday #nurse #nurses #nursesrock #nursesweek #healthcare #thankyou #healthcareprofessional #health

05/12/2021

20 days until the Canada Africa Partnerhip Ride week kicks off! We can’t wait to welcome you all to a great week for a great cause.

How are you getting ready for the ride? 🚴🚴‍♀️🚴‍♂️

#CAPRide #CanadaAfricaPartnership #Bikeathon

A big thank you to Dr. Kevin Wade and his amazing staff for hosting a fundraiser for CPAR at their office today! Everyon...
05/11/2021

A big thank you to Dr. Kevin Wade and his amazing staff for hosting a fundraiser for CPAR at their office today! Everyone who donated today gave a chance at a healthier life to community members in Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania. Thank you again to everyone who participated and to everyone who gave. If you would like to make a donation today, just click here: https://bit.ly/3f5cSBy

#fundraiser #fundraising #doctor #nurse #NursesWeek2021 #africa #donation #donating #office #thankyou

A big thank you to Dr. Kevin Wade and his amazing staff for hosting a fundraiser for CPAR at their office today! Everyone who donated today gave a chance at a healthier life to community members in Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania. Thank you again to everyone who participated and to everyone who gave. If you would like to make a donation today, just click here: https://bit.ly/3f5cSBy

#fundraiser #fundraising #doctor #nurse #NursesWeek2021 #africa #donation #donating #office #thankyou

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Founded by Canadian doctors in 1984 in response to the famine in Ethiopia, CPAR is a non-profit organization working to build stronger health systems in Sub-Saharan Africa, connecting Canadian doctors and other healthcare professionals, academics and assembled experts with health professionals, vulnerable communities, governments and diverse organizations in Ethiopia, Malawi and Tanzania.

As local health systems deal with poverty, disease, accidents, epidemics, challenged infrastructure and climate change, CPAR’s ‘made in Canada’ approach is helping to improve health system capacity and improve lives for thousands of families and their communities. Through our programming, CPAR supports the achievement of the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (link) through programming that:

•Improves health systems capacity

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FURSI, Ethiopia -- Canadian doctor Michael Cain takes a moment (in June 1985) to read some long-awaited mail from home. Fursi was an isolated village in the mountains of Ethiopia's central Shoa Province where CPAR (Canadian Physicians for Aid & Relief) operated a medical clinic during the 1984-85 Great Famine. (Photo by David Sidaway) https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10155883905376128&set=a.193772056127&type=3&theater¬if_t=feedback_reaction_generic¬if_id=1550196278267456