Global Health

Global Health

Michelle’s strong interest in global health began as she experienced her friends’ and family member’s impactful work with Médecins sans Frontières, Dignitas International, and other global health organizations. As former Chair of the Global Health Division of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association, Michelle taught continuing education courses internationally and participated in a professional networking trip to Rwanda. She completed her Masters of Education specializing in global health education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education at the University of Toronto in 2014.

Michelle’s passion is to help increase access to pelvic health physiotherapy globally. She has a specific interest in pelvic health for those with fistula resulting from difficult labour and delivery, or from sexual trauma in areas of conflict.

Obstetrical Fistula

Obstetrical Fistula is an unusual opening between the vagina, bladder and/or rectum that may lead to uncontrollable urinary or fecal incontinence. This condition may occur due to the trauma of prolonged difficult labour. Its often devastating effects are most felt in areas of the world with inadequate and deeply under-resourced health care. Michelle highly recommends reading the following articles which focus on the Democratic Republic of Congo, and are representative of the innumerable women in low resource areas who have this preventable condition.

Please explore the following links to learn more about organizations that are working to improve sexual and reproductive health globally.

1% of revenues from distance consultations with Michelle Fraser will be donated to these organizations.

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