Independence Day Around the World

Celebrating Unique Cultures and Traditions

July 04, 2018
Lindsey Mills

The Fourth of July has been celebrated in the United States of America since independence was declared from the British Empire in 1776. The day is commemorated with many traditions, including backyard barbeques, fireworks, parades, and displaying the national flag.

While Real Medicine Foundation’s headquarters are based in the US, we are a global organization with more than 1,500 team members in 19 countries around the world. As our team in the US celebrates the 4th of July, our teams in Perú and Uganda look forward to upcoming celebrations.


Perú’s Military...

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A Day with RMF Serbia

Serving Refugees

June 26, 2018
Dr. Mina Novaković


Background

According to the most recent data, the number of refugees, asylum seekers, and migrants increased slightly in Serbia, with 4,273 counted on December 24, 2017. Of these, around 3,999 were accommodated in one of five asylum centers or thirteen reception centers, with Obrenovac Transit Centre being one of the largest and accomodating around 700 people.

RMF Serbia’s mobile clinic is stationed in this shelter, where our team operates 7 days of the week, from 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. The RMF mobile medical team, consisting of two doctors, one cultural mediator/translator, and...

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World Refugee Day

Ebadat's Story

June 19, 2018
Dr. Mina Novaković

Our Friendship

Working Together


Ebadat Faiz Koche is an 18-year-old refugee from Afghanistan, residing in the Obrenovac refugee camp 30 km southwest of Belgrade, where RMF Serbia’s mobile clinic is stationed.


We first met Ebadat about eight months ago, when one of his friends got sick. He was accompanying him to our clinic and helping us with translation, since the boy didn’t speak any other language besides Pashto. Ebadat was always kind, and the smile never left his face. As his English-speaking skills were exceptional, Ebadat’s assistance really meant a lot to us,...

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Happy Mother's Day

Caring for Mothers around the World

May 13, 2018
Danielle Etter

Precious and Difficult

Finding the Balance in Motherhood


Before the sun has a chance to rise, children around the world are climbing onto their sleeping mothers’ backs, pulling their hair, and begging for breakfast. That is, of course, if these mothers have not already been up for an hour or two catching up on chores or nursing an infant who has yet to understand the difference between night and day. Such moments of motherhood, both sweet and exhausting, precious and difficult, exemplify the whole of the experience—the balance. Motherhood is full of contradicting experiences and...

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Celebrating Motherhood

The Joys, Sorrows, and Dreams of Mothering in Uganda

May 08, 2018

Alobo Monic

Sacrificing for the Children


ALOBO MONIC is a refugee from South Sudan. She is a member the Village Health Teams collaborating with RMF to promote good health and living habits in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement. She also serves as a coach in RMF’s Sports Development Program.

“Being a mother is beyond giving birth. As a mother I hold a lot of responsibilities, taking care of the whole family and sacrificing a lot for the wellbeing of the children. I have to forego visiting other places for the sake of my children....

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World Malaria Day

Raising Awareness

April 24, 2018
Lindsey Mills



Malaria is a Preventable and Treatable Disease

Many Lack Access to Necessary Resources

Infectious disease epidemics happen all over the world every year. In the United States, October comes around and we start hearing about flu season. Many of us head to our local pharmacy or doctor’s office to get a flu vaccine with some hope that it will keep us protected during the winter months when influenza seems to be at its worst. In the event that we do get the flu, we have access to medication that helps alleviate symptoms, shorten the...

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RMF Changed My Perception of the World

Dr. Mina Novaković's Story

April 13, 2018
Dr. Mina Novaković


I am a qualified doctor, and for the past six months I have been working for Real Medicine Foundation. I work in a team composed mostly of doctors and translators/cultural mediators, with the goal of providing holistic care to refugees arriving in Serbia from Pakistan, Afghanistan, Syria, and other countries riven by war and economic chaos.

I have always been interested in working with people from culturally diverse backgrounds, because I felt that this kind of encounter would enrich me and give me a different perspective of the world. Unfortunately, I couldn’t imagine that...

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Perú: Building a Team Committed to Quality Care

An Interview with Flood Relief Team Member, Ruth Betsabe Solis Mamani

November 21, 2017
Lindsey Becker Mills


“Find the right people, and you can build anything.” – Dr. Martina Fuchs, Founder and CEO of Real Medicine Foundation

The RMF Perú team started with just 2 volunteers sent to assess the level of need after a massive earthquake in August 2007, and in December of that year, RMF opened Policlínico Peruano Americano in its permanent location of San Clemente, where it continues to operate successfully today.

Most recently, there have been six months of flooding and landslides in Perú, with very little international media attention. Joining together...

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Perú: Coming Together to Show Compassion

An Interview with Beneficiary, Manuel Risco Gómez

November 13, 2017
Lindsey Becker Mills


“The purpose of human life is to serve, show compassion, and have the will to help others.” – Guido Pujalt Mancini, RMF Perú volunteer

Our world has seen an onslaught of natural disasters in the recent past. In the course of two months, the US has experienced massive flooding from hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. We are still struggling to cope with the devastation of these storms, especially in rural areas of Puerto Rico.

Starting in December of last year, Perú, with its extreme geography and limited resources, has faced six...

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After Hurricane Maria

Hurricane Landfall in Puerto Rico

October 25, 2017


The destruction left behind by Hurricane Maria is still very evident on the island. RMF has sent a team to bring some initial medical supplies, as well as analyze the situation and form local partnerships. To learn more about RMF’s proposed program, read more on our initiative page.

Overlooking the town of Emajagua, where Hurricane Maria first made landfall. Some of the worst destruction is in the southern coastal region.

A basketball court’s roof destroyed by the storm in the town Emajagua

There are downed power lines...

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