Category: Healthcare Education & Outreach


An Interview with Serbia Country Director N'Deane Helajzen

March 08, 2017

1. (of a person, action, or idea) showing an ability to take risks; confident and courageous. “A bold attempt to solve the crisis.”

The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap won’t close until 2186. Fortunately, this fate is not set and RMF is working to empower women and girls to #BeBoldForChange.

In light of International Women’s Day, we asked some of our boldest female staff members about their vision for the women of their country.

N’Deane Helajzen is RMF’s Program Director, Serbia, and also supports the coordination of our global programs. She is a medical anthropologist whose...

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Everything is Connected.

Everyone Plays a Part.

July 31, 2016
Danielle Etter

It’s no secret that the modern United States is lacking in its sense of community. Gone are the days of block parties, neighbors visiting on the front porch, and families helping to raise one another’s children. We’ve replaced this with the isolated new mother getting a handle on things alone in her home with only Google to help her and with neighbors hiding out, curtains drawn, preferring virtual community to flesh and blood.

We live in isolation. And we venerate the independent. It’s almost a cliché at this point.

Or so I thought.

I’m going to be honest here. I...

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2015 Graduation Ceremony

Tackling Maternal Mortality

December 10, 2015
DR. Martina Fuchs

It began with the dream to tackle the maternal mortality in South Sudan, the highest in the world, and to train a new cadre of nurses and midwives. In 2009, there were 4 registered midwives in all of South Sudan, now, with Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery that we co-founded in 2010, 113 Diploma Level Nurses and Midwives have graduated, the 3rd class on December 10, 2015.

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