Heather Scott is an obstetrician and gynecologist with a sub-specialty in maternal fetal medicine. She is an associate professor in the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University and Director of the Global Health Unit in the department of obstetrics and gynecology. Her interest is both ‘local’ and ‘international’ global health and she is currently involved with two projects funded by the Canadian government, one in Tanzania and another in Rwanda. She also works in Ghana for a humanitarian organization, Kybele, which focuses on maternal and newborn health and well-being. All her international projects are focused on education and mentorship to improve the quality of care provided to women and children. Heather has worked as a consultant with the Department of Health in South Africa, reviewing their Confidential Enquiry into Maternal Deaths, and has spent a sabbatical working as a consultant and volunteer at the World Health Organization in Geneva.