NL Humanitarian

AndrewFurey-(1).jpgDr. Andrew Furey

Dr. Andrew Furey of St. John's, NL, is a respected orthopedic trauma surgeon who has been honoured by the Canadian Orthopedic Association for global health initiatives especially his founding of Team Broken Earth, a volunteer task force created in the aftermath of the massive 2010 earthquake in Haiti.  Though based in St. John’s and with three chapters across the province, Team Broken Earth comprises more than 200 volunteer physicians, nurses, and physiotherapists across Canada.

The organization continues to improve healthcare capacity in Haiti including education and training of local medical professionals.  In 2016 under Furey’s direction, it also offered a clinic in St. John’s to provide free eye and ear exams to newly arrived Syrian refugees.

As president and CEO, he gives freely of his time and energy in response to frequent requests from businesses, community organizations, schools, medical and other conferences locally and across Canada to promote the work of Team Broken Earth and its model of volunteer coordination and healthcare delivery in Haiti. The organization anticipates soon being international in scale with its first potential team of volunteers from the USA.

During more than 20 visits to Haiti he has also engaged Haitian politicians, journalists and community leaders to promote awareness of Team Broken Earth, its objectives and philosophy including that each time one of its missions leaves Haiti, conditions are better than when they arrived.

Dr. Furey is a graduate and current faculty member of Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador’s School of Medicine and has numerous publications to his credit. He holds a Diploma in Organizational Leadership from the SAID School of Business at Oxford University and was among Atlantic Business magazine’s 50 Top Atlantic CEOs for 2015.