Biography

Jean is an internationally recognized expert in women’s health, and a member of the Order of Canada. She is the founding director of Save the Mothers, spending eight months per year in Uganda and four months in Canada advocating for safe motherhood. As Associate Professor in Ob/Gyn at McMaster University, Canada, she has authored two books: Game Changers and Where Have All the Mothers Gone?

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From the rising to the setting of the sun in a Ugandan village, the rural Ugandan mother’s life is impacted by water. She wakes up thinking about fetching water from the nearest borehole, and goes to bed at night hoping she has the jerry cans filled with enough of this precious substance. Walking on average […]

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Almost 25 years ago, women and men gathered in Dublin, Ireland, for an international conference on water and the environment. The Dublin Statement on Water and Sustainable Development agreed upon at this event was a pivotal document six months before Rio and the Earth Summit.1 The Dublin Statement provided the first official recognition of …

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