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.
For more information on Save the Mothers please visit www.savethemothers.org
Thomas Froese likens his entry into journalism to a young man turning a corner and falling down a manhole. That was 30 years ago, on a prayer: “God, you take my life.” Since then, his surprise vocation has taken him around much of the world, especially the Arab World and Africa, where he lived for 15 years.
Thomas has written hundreds of columns for various newspapers, particularly the Hamilton Spectator, under the catch-phrase of “news, travel and life.” Husband of Dr. Jean Chamberlain Froese, and father of Elizabeth, Jonathan and Hannah, he’s also brought his family into his writing career by blogging hundreds of posts as The Daily Dad.
For more information on Thomas, please visit www.thomasfroese.com