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In a media release, the World Health Organization Regional Office for Africa has indicated that undernutrition is still very prevalent in areas of Africa, and the numbers of stunted children is growing.
Read a small excerpt below.
“According to the WHO Regional Director for Africa Dr Matshidiso Moeti,“The numbers and trends highlighted in the report show that we need to work harder to avoid the long-term consequences of malnutrition and poor health on our children’s future prosperity, including the increased risk of dietrelated noncommunicable diseases such as diabetes and hypertension.” She added that...
The Real Medicine Foundation Uganda team just received a large donation of medicine from Direct Relief. As the Healthcare Implementing Partner for UNHCR at Bidibidi Refugee Settlement, this donation will support our initiative tremendously. Thank you, Direct Relief!
Direct Relief posted an article on their website highlighting the donation. The article as a whole is available by clicking the article images below. Read a small excerpt here.
“Last Thursday, a shipment of essential medicines and supplies arrived at the Bidi Bidi Refugee Settlement in northern Uganda, where more than 285,000 people are living after fleeing from neighboring countries...
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BBC published an article outlining a significant unreported gap in the official statistics published about developing countries, and specifically, statistics regarding children who do not have access to education. Sean Coughlan sheds light on " “invisible” people, below the demographic radar, are described as “the poorest of the poorest”. These are families growing up in places where censuses and administrators do not reach." Below is a small excerpt.
" Whenever any report has a “global” subject matter it’s never long before there’s a massive, global-size statistic, counting people by the millions and billions.
News reports on...
“On 17 October 2017, the Ugandan Ministry of Health notified WHO of a confirmed outbreak of Marburg virus disease in Kween District, Eastern Uganda. The Ministry for Health officially declared the outbreak on 19 October 2017. As of 24 October, five cases have been reported – one confirmed case, one probable case with an epidemiological link to the confirmed case, and three suspected cases including two health workers.”
The virus, which is spread through bodily fluids, is highly contagious. The World Health...
“Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda’s progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice.”
Refugees and asylum demographics
Real Medicine Foundation has been serving Ugandans, Ugandan IDPs and refugees from other African nations since April 26th, 2008, when the RMF team first arrived from the...
USA Today wrote a piece featuring the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda. The writer, Julian Hattam, interviewed RMF Uganda Country Director Naku Charles Lwanga about his thoughts concerning the refugees assimilating into the Ugandan communities.
“They have been integrated within the community,” said Naku Charles Lwanga, the Uganda country director for the Real Medicine Foundation, which operates in Bidi Bidi. “Sometimes it is very difficult to identify who’s a refugee and who is a Ugandan. If the policy remains friendly the way it is, the refugees after maybe 10 years [or] 20 years, they’re just totally integrated."
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Public Radio International wrote a piece featuring the Bidibidi Refugee Settlement in Uganda as part of their Seeking Security: Human Stories from a World in Conflict series. The writer, Julian Hattam, interviewed RMF Uganda Country Director Naku Charles Lwanga about his thoughts concerning the refugees assimilating into the Ugandan communities.
“They have been integrated within the community,” said Naku Charles Lwanga, the Uganda country director for the Real Medicine Foundation, which operates in Bidi Bidi. “Sometimes it is very difficult to identify who’s a refugee and who is a Ugandan. If the policy remains friendly...
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The Latter-Day Saints Charities has partnered with Real Medicine Foundation to provide famine relief in Africa and the Middle East.
“Mormons are providing an additional $11 million in assistance for victims of famine in eight countries in Africa and the Middle East. The humanitarian effort was recently approved by the First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to provide assistance to troubled parts of the world experiencing drought, civil conflict, disease and other challenges.
LDS Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church, is...
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...