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Samelle Joseph

A Life-Changing Day

December 19, 2016

Samelle Joseph

Free Surgery Begets a Lifetime of Opportunities

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Samelle Joseph is a 10-year-old girl who has been living with a very severe form of Blount’s disease, a deformity of the lower limbs that commonly afflicts a specific ethnic group in Haiti. The disease also includes increased weight and specific morphologic features, as well as moderate to severe progressive medial leg bowing and tibial bone changes.

Because of the deformation caused by Blount’s disease, Samelle and children like her face physical disability, discrimination, limited opportunities, and the emotional and financial distress which accompanies these...

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5 Years Since the Haiti Earthquake

Dr. Patrick Dupont Reflects

January 12, 2015

by Dr. Patrick Dupont

On the 5th anniversary of the 2010 earthquake which weakened already failing systems and institutions and amongst sensible but still insufficient efforts to rebuild its infrastructures, Haiti’s health care system is still failing as showed by the last health indicators.

Access to quality health care is very limited and very patchy as insufficient public health initiatives are further lessened by lack of resources amongst the rebuilding effort. In the current public health panorama, a few decentralised hospitals have risen with the help or through infrastructure funding from partnered organisations and countries but still remain to date...

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The Search for Aid Money in Haiti

February 14, 2012

Photo: RMF Haiti Project Coordinator, Dr. Patrick Dupont in Haiti

February 8, 2012

by RMF Haiti Project Coordinator, Dr. Patrick Dupont

I’d like to share an interesting article I cam across at Caribjournal.com proposing an explanation to what happened to the aid money to Haiti after the January 12, 2010 earthquake. I found it to be an interesting theory.

Maybe you’ll draw your own conclusions from it.

http://www.caribjournal.com/2012/01/30/the-search-for-aid-money-in-haiti/

 

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Real Medicine Foundation 2010/2011 Annual Report Published

February 06, 2012

Click on link to visit our website where Annual Report can be viewed and downloaded as a PDF document

http://www.realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative/update/annual-report-20102011

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Haiti Quake Efforts Were Hampered by Poor Information Sharing

January 20, 2012
by Dr. Martina Fuchs


photo: Displaced Earthquake survivors living in temporary camps

By Dr. Martina Fuchs

Having witnessed Haiti post-earthquake firsthand, the enclosed news release provides an accurate analysis of the humanitarian efforts. The Pan American Health Organization pretty much co-managed the relief efforts with the Haitian government.

Photos in this blog posting were all taken by Real Medicine Foundation photographer, George Papuashvili and are the property of Real Medicine.


photo:Family in a Tent Camp

PAN AMERICAN HEALTH ORGANIZATION

WORLD HEALTH ORGANIZATION

News and Public Information

News Release

Haiti Quake Efforts Were Hampered by Poor Information Sharing

Foreign responders often ignored guidance and authority...

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Thank You For An Amazing Year!

January 04, 2012

Photo: Dr. Martina C. Fuchs, RMF Founder/CEO, making new friends at the Lwala, Kenya Community Hospital, October 1, 2011

We are so grateful to all our friends, supporters and teams around the world and wish everyone a fantastic 2012!

Having wrapped up another successful  we want to pause and say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who supported our work in 2011.  You have helped us achieve so much, and we give our deep thanks to everyone for your generosity and support!

In 2011 we..


  • In Japan, post-earthquake and tsunami, RMF reached over 33,000 people in Ishinomaki...
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Haiti Situation Report from United Nations

June 14, 2011


The orange alert has been lifted on 9 June by the Direction de la protection civile (DPC). River water levels have started to recede in affected areas of the Nippes, West, Artibonite and Centre departments.

According to final estimates by the DPC, 28 people died, 6 have been injured and 6 are still reported missing. The West department, including Port-au-Prince metropolitan area, has the highest fatality rate with 22 deaths.

CAMP COORDINATION/MANAGEMENT (CCCM)

Needs: A total 213 vulnerable sites were assessed by telephone between 6 and 7 June. Needs assessment teams, deployed by...

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UN Haiti Situation Report:

Humanitarian Bulletin

June 06, 2011


Cholera alerts on the rise

The number of weekly hospitalizations nationwide has increased from an average 1,700 to 2,600, reports PAHO in its latest bulletin dated May 27. The South-East, Grande Anse, South and West are the departments most affected by outbreaks of cholera with a surge over the past three weeks inthe number of daily alerts received from partners in the field. In the South-East department, the number of hospitalization has tripled over the past two weeks, with some of the cases coming however from neighboring West Department. From 21-23 May, a significant increase of cases in Port-au-Prince metropolitan...

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Haiti Health Cluster Bulletin Update

April 18, 2011


Haiti Health Cluster Bulletin:

Cholera and Post-Earthquake Response in Haiti: April 15th, 2011

The following report was compiled by the The Ministère de la Santé Publique et de la Population (MSPP) and PAHO, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Americas,coordinate the Health Cluster. MSPP Cluster Contacts: Dr. Claude Surena; Dr. Jean Hugues Henrys; PAHO/WHO Contacts: Dr. Juan Carlos Gustavo Alonso and Dr. Josep Vargas.

Highlights


  • The number of cholera cases nationwide continues to decrease. The number of cases in Northeast, Centre, Port-au-Prince, North, Northwest, Artibonite, West...
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Current Health Cluster Bulletin from Haiti

February 02, 2011

The Following report is compiled by the the Ministère de la Sante Publique et de la Population (MSPP) and PAHO, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization (WHO) for the Americas, coordinate the Health Cluster. MSPP Cluster Contacts: Dr. Claude Surena; Dr. Jean Hugues Henrys; PAHO/WHO Contacts: Dr. Dana van Alphen.

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The security situation has presently improved in all regions of the country, but may deteriorate again, as the problems associated with last elections remain unresolved. The celebration of Carnival, which begins o Sunday in some cities, could potentially lead...

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