Mahli Brindamour is a 2018 CBC Saskatchewan Future 40 winner. (Submitted to CBC)
Dr. Mahli Brindamour says working with the most vulnerable people in our society is not only a passion, it’s a duty.
“I think as physicians we have a mandate to care for the most underserved people,” said Brindamour. “The people who have challenges for accessing care and who are sick as a result … they should be our priority.”
Brindamour is a Saskatoon general pediatrician specializing in the care of refugee children.
So all of that — their journey, the trauma that they might have faced before, and the conditions they see when they resettle in a new country — all of that makes them a higher risk of having different health problems.– Dr. Mahli Brindamour
She co-founded Refugee Engagement and Community Health (REACH), located at the Saskatoon Community Clinic, an innovative model that offers a dedicated clinic for the initial assessment and support of newly arrived refugee families.
Brindamour also practices at Royal University Hospital with the Saskatoon Pediatric Consultants group, provides regular clinics in the northern communities of La Loche, Ile a-la-Crosse and Stoney Rapids and offers newborn care at the Sanctum 1.5 HIV prenatal care home.