Founded in 1986 by the Sisters of St. Joseph’s of Hamilton, The St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach Program (IOP) will celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. It first formed through a small partnership with the government of Dominica and gradually expanded to start projects in Haiti in 1992, and ...

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The St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach Program (IOP) is unlike any other program in North America. The IOP brings doctors from foreign countries to Hamilton to train them in the latest Canadian medicine. What differentiates the IOP is that it allows the visiting doctors to diagnose illnesses, prescribe medicine ...

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Dr. Anthony Batte arrived in Hamilton from Kampala, Uganda in October. Batte works at Makerere University and Mulago Hospital, training doctors and treating patients in pediatrics – caring for children. Batte came to Canada with the help of the St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach Program (IOP). The IOP celebrates ...

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Dr. Jackie Zirabamuzaale works at a teaching hospital at Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda. She is involved in patient care as well as teaching students gastroenterology – caring for the digestive system. Currently Zirabamuzaale is studying and working in Hamilton with the St. Joseph’s Health System International Outreach Program. The ...

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Dr. Harriet Nankabirwa works at Mulago Hospital as well as Makerere University, both in the Ugandan capital, Kampala. She works in geriatrics (medical care for the elderly) and she came to Hamilton through the International Outreach Program to further her skills as a geriatrician, a discipline of medicine she says ...

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Dr. Anthony Batte is from Uganda where he works at Mulago Hospital in Kampala. For the next year, he is calling Hamilton home as part of the International Outreach Program run by St. Joseph’s Healthcare System. Dr. Batte specializes in pediatric nephrology – kidney problems in children and will spend ...

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St. Joseph’s Health System’s International Outreach Program (IOP) is celebrating its 30th anniversary. The IOP is unlike any other program in Canada. The program brings doctors to Hamilton to train them on the latest medical practices. The doctors come from countries such as, Guyana, Haiti and Uganda. What differentiates IOP ...

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In a small laboratory at Hamilton’s St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Clement Okello sits peering into one of many microscopes that run in a line down the centre of the room. Okello turns some knobs on the scope to bring the white blood cells under the magnification lens into focus. For ...

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