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About us

Because health
is a fundamental right

Our non-profit organization, Santé Monde (formerly the CCISD), has been developing and supporting projects in a number of countries with the aim of contributing to better health for all since 1987.

Originating within the Faculty of Medicine at Université Laval, independent since 1996 and still based in Quebec City, our organization has become a partner of choice for strengthening existing health systems and supporting communities in their efforts to achieve sustainable health within a codevelopment framework.

Our value pillars

  • Santé Monde
    Knowledge

  • Santé Monde
    Experience

  • Santé Monde
    Compassion

  • Santé Monde
    Collaboration

Our mission

Our mission

To contribute to the sustainable improvement of community health.

With the support of many partners and the involvement of international experts, we have implemented a number of very successful projects with lasting positive results.

Our renowned expertise
on a global scale

What sets us apart?

What sets us apart?

Our codevelopment
approach

To ensure the sustainability of our efforts and the empowerment of the communities with which we work, we start each project by building on resources and systems already in place.

The result: a wonderful humane collaboration that accelerates success!

See our results in numbers

Our history

1978

Professors from Université Laval’s faculty of medicine
embark on a mission to help the Coromos,
a group of islands in the Indian Ocean,
improve their healthcare.

1987

Motivated to do more, Laval University
creates the Centre for International Cooperation
in Health and Development (CCISD).

1990

The AIDS 1 project, an AIDS response effort
in Francophone Africa, is a great success
and is followed up with
AIDS 2 (1996) and AIDS 3 (2001).

1991

The Integrated Epidemiological Surveillance Support Project
(PASÉ, and subsequently PASÉi and PASÉi 2)
is launched in several countries.

1996

The CCISD becomes an independent
non-profit organization.

2002

The project to support the fight against
STI/HIV/AIDS in Haiti (PALIH and PALIH 2)
marks the beginning of activities in this country.

2003

Thanks to CCISD’s innovative outreach efforts,
access to primary healthcare is improving, especially in several
areas of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2010

DÉCLIC, an initiative to train qualified health
professionals in Mali, begins its activities.

2012

CCISD celebrates 25 years of outreach,
innovation and codevelopment.
This year also marks the renewal of CCISD’s
collaboration agreement with Université Laval.

2014

At the request of the World Bank,
CCISD participates in the West Africa Regional
Disease Surveillance Project (WARDS).

2015

Improvement of Mali’s health environment:
the BECEYA project contributes to increasing
access to safe and clean health facilities.

2016

The creation of multiple promising partnerships,
including one with SOCODEVI, allows CCISD
to broaden the scope of its interventions.

2016

The CCISD – Pierre Viens Award is created.
From 2016 to 2021, $100,000 is distributed
to new student service organizations at Université Laval
for the implementation of projects aimed at improving
healthcare in the student community.

2021

CCISD becomes Santé Monde
Codéveloppement international, acquiring a
simplified name that clearly communicates
the organization’s mandate and a distinctive
brand image that conveys its values.

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Our vision

To be the international reference
for health initiatives due to our
unique codevelopment approach.

Our team works to ensure that local partners can safeguard the sustainability of their actions.

Therefore, all of our projects incorporate four basic principles:

  • Santé Monde
    Knowledge
    transfer

  • Santé Monde
    Community
    empowerment building

  • Santé Monde
    Community ownership
    of local resources

  • Santé Monde
    Gender equality
    and human rights

Our values

Our values

Solidarity »

Our codevelopment approach is based on inclusive strategies promoting community involvement and identifying synergies in order to achieve sustainable community outcomes.

Equity »

From the start, Santé Monde has worked to be responsive to individual needs so that everyone can have access to fair and equal opportunities to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Respect »

We are committed to respecting individuals in their entirety, including their rights and differences (“accepting differences rather than being indifferent”). Santé Monde values existing skills and relies on respectful strategic partnerships.

Humanism »

Humanism is the motivation behind all that Santé Monde does. Our approach is fuelled by a commitment and ongoing efforts to ensure that every person is treated with dignity, compassion and caring.

Integrity »

Santé Monde’s initiatives are driven by strong ethical principles, social responsibility and the concept of good governance.

Excellence »

The relevance, quality and sustainability of our initiatives are Santé Monde’s priorities. Making excellence a driving force in our thinking and actions, we favour evidence-based practices and continuous improvement aimed at community ownership.

Solidarity

Our codevelopment approach is based on inclusive strategies promoting community involvement and identifying synergies in order to achieve sustainable community outcomes.

Equity

From the start, Santé Monde has worked to be responsive to individual needs so that everyone can have access to fair and equal opportunities to live healthy and fulfilling lives.

Respect

We are committed to respecting individuals in their entirety, including their rights and differences (“accepting differences rather than being indifferent”). Santé Monde values existing skills and relies on respectful strategic partnerships.

Humanism

Humanism is the motivation behind all that Santé Monde does. Our approach is fuelled by a commitment and ongoing efforts to ensure that every person is treated with dignity, compassion and caring.

Integrity

Santé Monde’s initiatives are driven by strong ethical principles, social responsibility and the concept of good governance.

Excellence

The relevance, quality and sustainability of our initiatives are Santé Monde’s priorities. Making excellence a driving force in our thinking and actions, we favour evidence-based practices and continuous improvement aimed at community ownership.

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