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MaterCare appoints Professor Bogdan Chazan as Medical Director

MaterCare International (Canada) is pleased to announce Bogdan Chazan, Professor of Gynecology and Obstetrics, has been appointed as Medical Director as of January 1, 2020. Professor Bogdan is an obstetrician from Warsaw, former deputy head of the National Research Institute for Mother and Child, former

A message from Mater Care

"As maternal health care providers, we believe it is our responsibility to offer an alternative to a choice-based consumer culture that prizes wealth and power over inherent value and dignity. We acknowledge that people are shaped by their surroundings. Our focus is to surround women

Pope to Catholic NGOs

Pope to Catholic NGOs: Move forward with courage and hope Pope Francis welcomed Papal representatives, representatives of Dicasteries of the Roman Curia, and members of Catholic-inspired NGOs to the “See of Peter” on Saturday, as a symbol of their “communion with the universal Church”. By

Statement: The Nairobi Summit on Population

Official Statement: Response to the ICPD25 Summit The Nairobi Summit, ICPD25 (the 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo) concluded on November 14th 2019 failing to address the necessary action to reduce maternal deaths. The summit covered five themes, but

The life of Grace Nana

Content Warning: This article contains material not suitable for young readers Grace Nana after her initial fistulae repair in a new dress. The life of Grace is a typical one of needless suffering endured. She was born into a poor home in a rural area

Giving Tuesday

 GivingTuesday is a global movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Black Friday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it’s a time when charities, companies and individuals join together and rally for favourite causes. In the same way that retailers take part

Wither/Whither Catholic Health Care?

Statement of the MaterCare International Conference Rome, 2019 INTRODUCTION: From September 18th to September 22nd, 2019, a group of international participants in the fields of medicine and ethics gathered at the Istituto Maria SS Bambina in Rome to cover matters of interest to the medical

Chastity and Celibacy

The morning of our final conference day focused on human sexuality and transgenderism. This included a presentation on Chastity and Celibacy from Father George Woodall. You will find video excerpt from that presentation available at: The afternoon focused on our duty to uphold the

Rome Health Conference 2019

Day 1: Rome Conference Our first day in Rome has begun with fantastic food and an even more fulfilling sense of community. We're delighted to have so many bright and talented professionals with us. The morning opened with Father Richard Taylor presenting a workshop, followed

A future for Catholic health care

PRESS RELEASE: Is there a future for Catholic health care in the face of secular pressures? FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Is there a future for Catholic health care in the face of secular pressures? Will Catholic health care be permitted to survive? September 13, 2019- MaterCare

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