Jaelene Mannerfeldt’s experience and contributions to global health have been in the area of maternal health. She has worked in building capacity of physicians, midwives, and nurses in Asia, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. This has been through education on obstetrical emergencies using material and courses from the Society of Obstetricians and Gynecologists of Canada and the Helping Mother's Survive material. These programs have been used in many different countries and have been demonstrated to improve outcomes when local capacity is enhanced. Her work has also included working with medical students in Canada to increase their understanding and knowledge of the burden of illness that women carry in pregnancy throughout the world. Jaelene has been a preceptor for a medical school elective in Uganda, which involves working in a small rural health center. These Canadian students experience the challenges of work and life in an underserved community.