The May 2017 issue of South Sudan Medical Journal has been published from our partners at The Juba Link.

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You can view and download the journal as a PDF below.

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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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Bidibidi: The Largest Refugee Settlement in the World

The Guardian on Bidibidi

In an article on the South Sudanese refugee crisis in Uganda, Uganda at breaking point as Bidi Bidi becomes world’s largest refugee camp, The Guardian notes,

“The stream of arrivals, who averaged 2,800 each day in March, has begun to take a toll on the country’s southern neighbour Uganda, host to roughly half of the 1.6 million people forced to flee their homes.

Uganda is feeling the neglect. The country has one of the world’s most compassionate refugee policies, which grants migrants land to...

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Flash floods take dramatic toll in Lima and northern Peru

“Flash floods and landslides hit parts of Lima, leaving some communities cut off from roads Saturday, as others in Peru fled rising rivers, and millions fretted that they won’t have drinking water.

The government announced Saturday that so far this year 72 people have died as a result of heavy rains and flash floods around the country.

Peru’s geographic extremes help fuel the often deadly force of the mudslides known locally as huaycos, the indigenous Quechua word for flash flood-landslide."

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The Palathuduwa Preschool is hosting a Kid’s Fair on March 10th. The fair will be hosted from 8:00 – 10:30 a.m. with a parent’s meeting following.

Click to learn more information about the Palathuduwa Preschool in Sri Lanka.

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During the week of January 23rd, widespread torrential rainfall created flooding across many South American countries, including Perú. The rainfall caused the local rivers of Perú to overflow, and also caused mudslides. Our RMF Perú team quickly analyzed the effects of the flooding within the city center of Pisco, where RMF’s clinic, Policlínico Peruano Americano is located.

Many families in the community were greatly affected by the flooding. RMF’s team began accepting donations of food, water, and clothing at our clinic, and has been distributing these to families in need. RMF Perú has also received donations of furniture and bedding...

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