Professional Homeopath for 40 years, director of the Agency in Research & Development and Education in Homeopathy of Quebec (ARDEHQ).Since 2001, pioneer in the integrated approach of professionals and homeopathic solutions for sustainable community development in Canada and abroad President of Homeopaths of expertise in homeopathy applied to human, vegetal and animal (animal production animals as well as pets). Responsible for homeopathic content, communications and training and for all questions of homeopathic evaluation/expertise, in collaboration with Health Canada. Consultant, trainer, head of Research and Development, mission, objectives, strategy, solution means and homeopathic products.
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
Integrated Homeopathy for Preventive, Integrative Health Approach
and Sustainable Development for Communities
The conditions for a Community based preventive and integrated approach to health for homeopathy and homeopaths: a) professionalization, new scientific understandings, interprofessional collaboration, pilot projects and research aimed at positive health promotion, responding to public health needs, reducing risk factors, special needs and niches, international interprofessional collaboration & research; b) overcoming internal obstacles within our own practical theory and practice of homeopathy for future development and benefits of our profession.