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2,022
Average daily arrival of refugees (from July 7, 2016)

950,562
Total South Sudan refugees and asylum seekers in the country

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The Marketplace has featured RMF Founder and CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs in their recent article.

See a small excerpt below. Read the full article on the Marketplace’s website.


“Nonprofits already work very lean, said Martina Fuchs, founder of Real Medicine Foundation, a global humanitarian aid and development organization that works with hundreds of thousands of refugees around the world. There’s not a lot of fat to trim. They plan ahead, she notes, fundraising a year or more out. Typically her organization receives funding from multiple sources, including organizations it works with around the globe, high-net-worth individuals...

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Izhar Ullah, of The Express Tribune, recently featured RMF Pakistan Manager of Research Projects Afshan Bhatti in an article about menstrual hygiene in Pakistan. Here is a small excerpt:

“In her address, Afshan Bhatti, the representative of Real Medicine Foundation, a non-profit working to improve the health sector in disaster-hit regions, said that according to a research conducted by her organisation, 79% of Pakistani women were not properly managing menstrual hygiene.

“Like safe drinking water and improved sanitation, menstrual hygiene is also one of the basic needs of women to live a dignified life,” she said. “There is a...

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Until mid-2015, RMF supported the improvement and operation of Gure Model Health Centre, and in October 2016, we shifted our focus to health outreach. We provide free clinics and education sessions primarily for women, children, and the elderly. Through these outreach clinics, RMF aims to reach underserved, vulnerable community members with education, primary health care, maternal, and child health care.

The community and health stakeholders of Gure have offered their thanks and support to RMF through a letter from Chief of Gure Alhaji Abdullahi Kilishi. RMF sponsored a free health outreach program May 1–5, 2017. The five-day program provided free...

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Voice of America interviewed Dr. Martina Fuchs about Real Medicine Foundation’s role in Uganda. Here is a small excerpt…

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Dr. Martina Fuchs is the CEO and founder of Real Medicine Foundation (RMF), the humanitarian aid and development organization tasked with providing much of the health care in Uganda’s Bidibidi, now the largest refugee settlement in Africa. The settlement hosts more than 272,000 South Sudanese refugees.

“The largest disease burden is malaria, a very large percentage, especially in children and then also pregnant women with malaria,” said Fuchs. “So malaria is the highest. And then, gastrointestinal tract infections —...

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Middle East Monitor featured the RMF Serbia team in a recent article. Here is a small clip of the article highlighting the initiative.

“In November Real Medicine Foundation treated over 1,000 patients for body lice and scabies and reported that a high number of refugees in Belgrade’s city centre are considered “extremely vulnerable individuals.”

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The Philanthropy Impact Magazine interviewed Real Medicine Foundation’s founder and CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs. The entire issue can be read and downloaded on the Philanthropy Impact website.

“We believe in the human ability to transform – that the people in developing and disaster-stricken areas are most capable of creating solutions to their unique challenges.”

A small excerpt on how Real Medicine Foundation is leading the change within the humanitarian field:

“RMF’s believes in ‘Liberating Human Potential’, encouraging leadership and ownership in our teams and the people and communities we are supporting, building capacity and long-term self-sustainability for eventual independence. We...

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Credit Peru’s Presidential Palace, via Reuters


Mud Erased a Village in Peru, a Sign of Larger Perils in South America

The New York Times recently featured an article about Barba Blanca, Peru, a small village destroyed by the recent flooding and mudslides. The RMF Peru team has since made plans to travel to Barba Blanca to evaluate the needs and offer medical services to the community.

Read a small excerpt below. Read the full article on The New York Times website.


BARBA BLANCA, Peru — A sheet of mud covers the village. Lampposts are bent sideways. Rooftops sit...

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