Dr. Jean Chamberlain-Froese is an associate professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at McMaster University. She is the founder and executive director of Save the Mothers, an international Christian organization dedicated to decrease maternal mortality and morbidity in low income countries.
She has volunteered in some of the world’s poorest countries including Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and Uganda to make childbirth a safer experience. She and her journalist husband Thomas and family have lived many years in Uganda. In 2004, she developed the first African Master of Public Health Leadership curriculum for multi-disciplinary learners at Uganda Christian University which graduates 30 students a year.
She has won numerous awards in recognition of her dedication and outstanding contributions, including an honorary Doctor of Laws from the University of Waterloo and the Order of Canada in 2014.