The February 2017 issue of South Sudan Medical Journal has been published from our partners at The Juba Link.
You can download the journal as a PDF or view the individual articles which are listed below:
Catherine Cheney included part of Dr. Martina Fuchs’ feedback on how Germany is aiding refugees in Part 2 of her article series for Devex: “German foreign aid is at a record high and rising. Here is how it works.” She highlights how the number of refugees seeking shelter in Germany is growing and the social service benefits they will receive while there.
By the end of 2016, more than two-third of refugees coming to Europe find shelter in Germany, and once they are registered, they...
In its latest update, the UNHCR reports that 12,889 South Sudanese refugees arrived in Uganda in just one week: January 18, 2017 to January 24, 2017. The report explains, “The arrival rate has continued to increase, with a daily average of 1,841 new arrivals, compared to 1,689 in the previous week.” New arrivals are being sent to Palorinya Settlement in Moyo district, which has received 56,947 refugees since December 9, 2016. Continued progress is reported in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement (where RMF is UNHCR/OPM Health Implementing Partner) and other locations.
Nobody chooses to be a refugee. Nobody chooses to lose their home, livelihoods, culture and careers to go into the unknown. Half of the world’s 21.3 million refugees are children. These children have been witness to things that children should never be exposed to – the true horrors of the world. Welcoming refugees who are fleeing violence and terrorism is our duty as a human race, to help others in their time of need.
On Friday, 27 January, President Trump signed executive orders suspending the U.S. refugee program for 120 days, slashing refugee admissions by more than half and indefinitely...
Refugees and asylum seekers throughout Serbia are now experiencing the blistering cold of winter. A national news station recently interviewed RMF Serbia Medical Officer Dr. Daniel Pejkovic.
The translation is below:
Numerous volunteers from the nongovernmental organization are providing protection for refugees 24 hours a day. On winter days, they have more work to do.
“This weather favors development of respiratory infections, and that’s something they get very often. Other than that, we had multiple frostbite cases. Some of those cases were 2 to 3-year-old children.”
“We also had cases of refugees...
Since early 2016, RMF has joined with Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), UNFPA, WHO, and GIZ to support urgently needed midwifery education in Nepal. As one of the external development partners for the project, RMF’s specific contributions will include creating a database for the Nepal Nursing Council, providing a full-time international mentor to the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), providing scholarships, and supplying learning materials, equipment, and a skills lab to NAMS. RMF also brings unique expertise to the project, having initiated, co-founded, and...
US Ambassador to Uganda, Deborah R. Malac, has applauded RMF for our health care program in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, Uganda. The ambassador, who visited the settlement on January 6th, 2017, had the desire to extend the compassion of the American people to refugees living in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement and to personally experience and appreciate the challenges faced by refugees on a daily basis.
Ambassador Malac visited some of the health facilities operated by RMF in Bidibidi Refugee Settlement and appreciated the fact that amidst a mountain...
South Sudan refugees and asylum-seekers in country
South Sudan new arrivals since July 2016
Dr. Martina Fuchs is the founder and CEO of Real Medicine Foundation (RMF), a non-profit organization providing humanitarian support and development to people in disaster- and poverty-stricken areas of the world. She brings a unique perspective to the aid and development community; that of a trained and practiced physician, specializing in pediatrics.
“Being committed to growing, the most important in my life is the commitment to growing, as...
Mr. Motilal Shrestha, a 96-year-old man from Arupokhari 2, reached clinic out of breath. It took him 15 minutes walking uphill from Arupokhari 1, Saat Dobate to reach the clinic, which is operated by Real Medicine Foundation in coordination with the villagers. He is also the oldest person in the village. After taking a rest when he reached the clinic, he told us, “With old age, I am suffering from asthma and cold coughs. I am here to get a checkup with the doctor.” Health...