I received this lovely token of appreciation from CNIS (Canadian Network for International Surgery) at their volunteer night last week (thank you for supporting CNIS, Robert Held). CNIS sends volunteer surgeons and obstetricians from Canada to help teach surgical skills in Africa. I’ve been helping format and edit some of the course manuals that CNIS has developed. It was great fun to meet some of the other volunteers at the event and hear about what they do. One of the more creative teaching techniques that CNIS has come up with is providing low-cost medical simulators in the form of hand-sewn models, and the sewing team that puts together these cloth uteruses was given a special appreciation award.