Real Medicine Foundations Founder and CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs contributed to a publication about the mobile clinics in rural Mozambique. Read the entire publication by clicking on the screenshots below.

The high burden of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, tuberculosis, malaria and under-five mortality in sub-Saharan Africa has driven the global community to explore both new and old ideas to alleviate these problems. The roll-out of mobile clinics to broaden health-service coverage received considerable attention in the 1960s and 70s, but was not adopted on a permanent basis due to logistic challenges. Today, in Mozambique...

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Reporters who covered both storms explain what it was like to be in the eye of two hurricanes, and what it will be like to rebuild.

Although the two storms varied in size, they both left behind damage, both physically and psychologically. Slate portrays how different the two storms were and what damage was left in their path.

“Despite a swirl slightly less imposing than Irma’s, Harvey punched above its weight. The storm killed more than 70 people and caused billions of dollars in damage. “It just looked a lot worse, just an ongoing crisis in Houston,” says Jorge Ribas...

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In response to our Hurricane Harvey Psychological Trauma Support Project, CNN Impact Your World featured RMF as a list of active non profits working in Houston.


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Real Medicine Foundation is collaborating with Dr. Kevin Becker and his team at Organizational Resilience International, who we worked with during our Hurricane Katrina relief efforts in 2005.

RMF believes that disaster survivors are most drawn to, and best served, by the natural supports in their community. Thus, we will also partner with local community members and relevant local institutions. By enlisting community members themselves to work alongside us in the...

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BY JACOB WIRTSCHAFTER

The Jewish Journal recently highlighted the largest refugee settlement in the world; Bidibidi Refugee Settlement. They mentioned that Real Medicine Foundation is one of the organizations that have responded to the needs of those fleeing their homes.

“Jewish aid groups are part of a worldwide response to deal with a humanitarian crisis that rivals others that have gained more attention through political conflict and media coverage. The groups include the Los Angeles-based Real Medicine Foundation and the American Refugee Committee of Minneapolis, as well as the Uganda-based World Action Fund and global operators like...

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The UNHCR published their weekly response to the refugees and asylum seekers within Uganda. Here are some of the alarming statistics.

  • 1,355,764 Total refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of August 31, 2017)
  • 1,021,903 Total South Sudan refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of August 31, 2017)
  • 61% Of population are children under 18
  • 82% of the Population are women and children <18

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Translation: Free Health Camp for Flood Affected People

Mahottari, September 2, 2017

Focusing on the health problems of people from flood affected areas, the Paramedical Association of Nepal (PAN) organized a free health camp at Bardibas-8, Hattilet, Mahottari with the support of Real Medicine Foundation Nepal on September 2, 2017. The chairperson of PAN, Mr. Hari Kunwar, inaugurated the free camp through which 237 patients received health services.

In addition to free health check-ups and medicine distribution, health education, hygiene and sanitation, a nutrition corner, and rehabilitation counseling services were also provided by the team of 2...

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Category 4 Hurricane Harvey hit the coast of Texas on Friday, August 25, 2017. By Wednesday, some areas had received over 47 inches of rain and flooding, and by Thursday, August 31, 2017, the storm had killed at least 44 people and damaged or destroyed 48,700 homes. 350,000 people, many uninsured, have registered for disaster assistance.

Survivors of disasters like Hurricane Harvey include everyone in the community and region, all in the wake of the storm. They are infants and children, adults young and old, partners and families, immigrants and refugees, and...

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“Hundreds dead in India, Nepal and Bangladesh, while millions have been forced from their homes and 18,000 schools shut down across the region.”

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“Heavy monsoon rains have brought Mumbai to a halt for a second day as the worst floods to strike south Asia in years continued to exact a deadly toll.

The devastating floods have also destroyed or damaged 18,000 schools, meaning that about 1.8 million children cannot go to classes, Save the Children warned on Thursday.

The charity said that hundreds of thousands of children could fall permanently out of the school system if education...

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Hurricane Harvey douses Texas as coastal residents find ‘devastation’

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“(CNN) Texans who rode out the most powerful hurricane to hit the United States in a decade ventured out Saturday to find “widespread devastation” as Hurricane Harvey lumbered on in what was “now turning into a deadly inland event.”

With dire warnings of tornadoes, torrential downpours and days of flooding to come, broad swaths of southeast Texas were littered with uprooted trees, toppled signs, twisted flagpoles and clusters of bricks peeled like scabs from walls and rooftops.

Fatalities were feared in coastal Rockport, Texas, where an estimated 5,000 residents...

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The UNHCR published their weekly response to the refugees and asylum seekers within Uganda. Here are some of the alarming statistics.

  • 1,338,887 Total refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of 15 August 2017)
  • 1,006,779 Total S.Sudan refugees and asylum-seekers in country (as of 15 August 2017)
  • 61% Of population are children under 18
  • 82% of the Population are women and children <18
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