Our Impact

IOP volunteers working with the Haitian doctors and nurses.


  • IOP presence in Haiti since 1988 
  • Replacement of kitchen equipment at University Hospital (750 beds and 12,000 deliveries annually,) in Port au Prince-to replace meal preparation on open fires in the hospital compound 
  • Emergency support following the 2010 Port au Prince earthquake (125 volunteers sent) to provide direct post disaster support and training 
  • Biomedical engineering training 
  • Funding to support Obstetrics care (oxygen/drugs) 
  • Donated and installed an oxygen concentrator, reverse osmosis water system (potable water,) electrical generator, laundry facilities and sterilizing equipment for hospital in Port au Prince 
  • Built a 3,500 square foot medical supply warehouse = first of its kind in Haiti 
  • Provided buses for staff to travel safely to the workplace 
  • Completed multiple hospital repairs and electrical upgrades 


  • IOP partnerships in Uganda since 2002 
  • Equipment and supplies for hospitals in Kampala, Mbarara and Gulu including Biomedical Engineer training 
  • 506 months of Physician training in Canada for 103 Residents and Fellows from Makerere, Gulu and Mbarara Universities, Mulago Hospital (Kampala,)  and Uganda Cancer Institute (Kampala) since our partnership began
  • Physician training in psychiatry, pediatrics, anesthesia, obstetrics and gynecology, nephrology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, geriatrics, gastroenterology, hematology, cardiology, orthopedic surgery, dermatology, respirology, transfusion medicine, neurology, neurosurgery, pathology 
  • 96% graduates from training program remain hard at work in Uganda; more than 2/3 participate in medical education and more than 1/3 are hospital administrators and leaders 
  • Dr. Alez Dauphin (St. Joseph’s Hospital, Hamilton, Ont.) facilitated discontinuation of use of ether as an anesthetic in academic hospitals in Uganda 
  • Established computer lab and internet access at Mbarara Medical School 
  • Residents from McMaster Medical School work in Uganda every March via the McMaster Global Health program 


  • IOP Partnership since 2015
  • Material support from St. Joseph’s Healthcare has been provided to Guyana
  • We have provided sub specialty training for 36 physician Residents and Fellows from Guyana since 2016
  • Multiple annual on site coaching and mentoring instruction series in Georgetown provided by nephrologists, anesthesiologists and internal medicine specialists from St. Joseph’s Healthcare, Hamilton Ontario
  • Physicians have been trained in anesthesiology, nephrology, infectious diseases, respirology, vascular surgery, hematology and critical care
  • The first Guyanese nephrologist was recently trained in Hamilton via the IOP
  • The first abdominal aortic aneurysm repair in Guyana was completed in 2020 by a graduate physician from our IOP surgical training program

Your gift to the International Outreach Program of St. Joseph’s Health System provides life-saving medical training in areas of the world where medical resources are low. Please give generously now.