Martine Jourde, homeopath and founder of the organization “Homéopathes de terre sans frontières,” or HTSF, had a captive audience for her conference on emerging viral diseases and their homeopathic solutions, given as part of the Canadian Homeopathic Conference in Toronto on October 18th, 2014.
Her background in physiology and epidemiology, as well as her more than 30 years of experience in using homeopathy both in private practice as well as in community settings in Canada, France and Cuba among others, make her an expert in the use of homeopathy to strengthen communities. Because of its ecological and economic aspects, homeopathy can contribute to sustainable development and to access to health care and prevention in both the developing and Western worlds. Martine’s strong motivation comes from all these years of seeing the positive impact of homeopathy wherever it is used and knowing that homeopathy can help to restore harmony between all living organisms on the planet.
During countless homeopathic missions in Africa, Central and South America, Martine developed homeopathic complexes and protocols that are effective in circumstances where disease goes hand in hand with wide-scale poverty and lack of medical services. The HTSF model of intervention is not solely based on giving access to homeopathic services, but also includes training of local professionals and community leaders to increase their capacity to provide these services themselves and increase their autonomy. Research is another aspect of the work of HTSF and Martine Jourde leads a scientific homeopathic research project on Chagas disease in Honduras, and participates in many homeopathic clinical and prophylactic pilot projects in Cuba.
One of the examples of the work of HTSF and Martine Jourde, is the Clínica Padre Drouin, in Valle de Angeles, Honduras. This homeopathic clinic services the mountainous area around Valle with some 10,000 population. The parasitic Chagas Disease is endemic in this region and the HTSF research project has been following infected people for the past 5 years. Together through missions with Quebec homeopaths, the clinic has provided homeopathic intervention and prevention of Chagas, as well as homeopathic health care for the many diseases and accidents occurring in the region. Last January, Carla Marcelis of the MICH team participated in such a mission and was trained by Martine Jourde to take the torch and lead the next MICH mission to Honduras which is leaving on November 4th. Stay tuned for our next newsletter and new blog posts live from the mission.
Our next missions are planned for:
Mar 18-Apr 2, 2017
For these missions, we’re inviting Ontario and Quebec homeopaths to join us for training that applies to HTSF projects as well as clinical experience. For more information about how to join us on our next mission, contact us for more information.
Carla Marcelis, ND, DHom
Carla brings dedication, passion and expertise as mission leader to the MICH Honduras Clinic and to her role as Director and teacher at the Montreal Institute of Classical Homeopathy. Visit her webpage to learn more about her and to read all of her blog posts.