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About Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief

Founded in 1984 in response to the famine in Ethiopia, Canadian Physicians for Aid and Relief (CPAR) is a non-profit organization working in partnership with vulnerable communities and diverse organizations to overcome poverty and build healthy communities in Africa.

Through our programming, CPAR supports community efforts to address the determinants of health by:

  • Increasing access to nutritious food and clean water
  • Improving hygiene and sanitation practices
  • Promoting Primary Health Care services
  • Developing sustainable livelihoods.

Cross-cutting strategies include the promotion of gender equality, support for people living with HIV, and conservation of the natural environment.

CPAR has field offices and programs in Ethiopia, Malawi, and Tanzania, fully staffed and managed by nationals in these countries.