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German foreign aid is at a record high and rising.

Here is how it works.

February 02, 2017

German foreign aid is at a record high and rising. Here is how it works.

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…

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My name is Hellen. I am a 25 year old girl, from South Sudan, Eastern Equatoria State. I am a first born in a family of 5 children. I was born in 1989 in a small village called Lafon, in Eastern Equatoria. I was raised by a single mom in Kakuma camp since my father died during war when we were so little. My life history like many of the South Sudanese my age is so sad.

I was only one year old when my father was recruited to the army; from there we had to leave my…

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By Dr. Taban Martin Vitale


South Sudan is still recovering from more than two decades of civil war, which broke out in 1983 and lasted until the signing of the Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) in 2005 between the Khartoum Government and the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA). Most of the health training institutes and health facilities in South Sudan were destroyed during the war hence worsening the health situation and health indicators in the country. South Sudan finally became an independent and recognized state on July 9, 2011. In December of 2013, the…

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excerpt from a report by Tita Dumagsa, Tony Dumagsa and Jonathan White

On February 26th, Real Medicine Foundation received and distributed a second donation of medical supplies. International Relief & Development (IRD) generously provided the shipment as part of our ongoing Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda relief efforts.

Dr. Minerva Millor and her team, Dr. James Najarro of Bantayan Hospital, Ms. Imelda Calungsod of Bogo City Provincial Hospital, Mr. Mansueto Luche, the Hospital Administrative Director of Daan Bantayan Hospital, several midwives and 20 support workers unloaded a 40-foot container of general medical supplies, including much needed dressings, surgical kits…

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Humanity United announced today that it will provide Real Medicine Foundation with a $50,000 grant to provide supplies, medicine and support for the Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan. The aid comes at a critical time for the country, with violence since mid-December displacing over 180,000 people.

To learn more about the grant the Humanity United press release has been posted below and for a recent update on the hospital click here.

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Humanity United Provides…

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October 11, 2013

By Dr. Martina C. Fuchs

United Nations:

On December 19, 2011, the United Nations General Assembly adopted Resolution 66/170 to declare 11 October as the International Day of the Girl Child, to recognize girls’ rights and the unique challenges girls face around the world. For its second observance, this year’s Day will focus on “Innovating for Girls’ Education”.

The fulfillment of girls’ right to education is first and foremost an obligation and moral imperative. There is also overwhelming evidence that girls’ education, especially at the secondary level,…

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Real Medicine Foundation CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs and our Coordinator of Maternal Child Health programs Cindy Urbanc are just back from the Women Deliver Conference 2013 Held every 3 years, this conference brings together 5,000 world leaders, advocates, health workers, corporate, government and non-profit organizations to discuss the current status of girls and women worldwide and collectively address plans for their immediate and long-term future.

Cindy Stein Urbanc, Janet Michael, Gillian Butts-Garnett, Dr. Martina Fuchs

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For Immediate Release

Los Angeles, CA – Real Medicine Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its Travel for Real™ program.  Through this program, members of the public can participate in deals from hotels, airlines, and other members of the tourist industry – save the world by traveling the world!  Private companies that enroll in the Travel for Real™ program agree to donate a percentage of associated profits to the 501c3 organization.

Real Medicine’s debut Travel for Real™program partner is Ace Hotel, which has generously offered 10% of August-September…

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by Jonathan White and RMF Partner Fumiko Tanaka at Japanese Emergency NGO

Geographic Locations

Ishinomaki City, Miyagi Prefecture

Taking Care of Local Students during Summer Vacation


Approximately 1,690 individuals, employees of 7 local companies, 11 households and the residents of 11 communities of Ishinomaki were reached by JEN’s activities during this period.


1) Volunteer Dispatch

Supported by 2,890 volunteers, JEN has completed removing rubble and sludge from a total of 196 buildings in Ishinomaki City. JEN dispatched volunteers to clean places such as houses, an office…

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On behalf of all of us at Real Medicine Foundation, we would like thank everyone involved for the wonderful fundraising event at the Andrew Weiss Gallery on Sunday!

Your support, generosity and contributions will make a difference in the lives of countless children and their families we serve around the world.

Photos of the event below:

Yolanda Parker and Dr. Martina Fuchs Denise Weiss and Dr. Martina Fuchs Diane Sargisian, Denise Weiss and Nina Sventitsky Jody Weinberg Lily and guest

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As we get ready to dive into a new year of challenges we want to pause and take a moment to celebrate all that we have accomplished.  All of you have helped us achieve so much, and we give our deep thanks to everyone for their support!

In 2010 we…

We are now reaching over 6 million people in 15 countries across 4 continents.

We have treated hundreds of thousands of patients at our permanent and mobile health clinics in Africa, Asia, and the Americas

In India, Real Medicine Foundation surveyed over 37,000 families…

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Last 3 days to give!

December 29, 2010

If you were considering donating to a worthy cause in 2010 and taking advantage of the tax benefits of charitable donations, now is your last chance to contribute!

As we look towards new efforts and projects in 2011 it is only through your generous funding that we will be able to continue our long term development projects in some of the poorest areas on this planet.

As you know, we have set the goal of raising $100,000 by December 31st, and would greatly appreciate if you consider Real Medicine for your year-end donation.

In the spirit of Real Medicine…

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Athletes for Real Medicine Meet & Greet

L.A. Marathon Official Charity Team

When: Oct. 20th, 2010, 6:30 pm

Where: West 4th & Jane

Calling all Athletes for Real Medicine!

It’s time to party!

Kicking off the season, we’d like to invite you to our first Athletes for Real Medicine Meet and Greet.

As runners (and supporters) for the Athletes for Real…

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From Google’s official blog yesterday, Google announced at the opening ceremonies of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that they would be providing $1 million in charitable grants to support the relief efforts in Pakistan.  The announcement mentions Real Medicine along with the 8 other non-profit organizations that Google has chosen to be partners in their first round of support.  We again are very thankful and proud that Google has chosen us to be one of their partners in this ongoing relief effort in Pakistan.

As mentioned in Google’s blog:

"As part of our CGI commitment this…

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We are very proud to announce that Real Medicine Foundation has received a grant from the Google Inc. Charitable Giving Fund for our disaster relief efforts in response to the flooding in Pakistan.

Through the Tides Foundation, Google’s charitable fund manager, we received $25,000 directed towards the immediate funding of our medical camps treating the flood affected across Pakistan. We have so far held two of these medical outreach camps and have already treated thousands of patients. With this new funding we will be able to significantly increase the number of victims treated.

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In addition to our permanent clinic in Balakot that has been treating an influx of new patients due to the floods, we are proud to announce that, together with one of our partners in Pakistan, Relief Foundation (RF), we are holding the first of our RMF-RF Free Medical Camps this coming Sunday, 22nd of August in the Charsadda district.

With some initial funding from a handful of donors here in the US, we were able to immediately start relief efforts through Relief Foundation in Pakistan. Of course, much, much more is needed, but this is a good…

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Join us for a happy hour benefiting the

Real Medicine Foundation

WHEN: Thursday, August 19th, 6:30-10:00 pm

WHERE: GYENARI (, 9540 Washington Boulevard, Culver City, CA


This event is FREE to attend and 20% of the funds spent this night will be donated by Gyenari to directly support RMF’s Los Angeles programs.

Are you a novice or veteran runner? Interested in running the LA Marathon next year? Or do you know someone who is? Please join us for a night…

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Real Medicine India is proud to introduce its newest staff member, Jaimie Shaff, as the team’s Program Manager for Health and Nutrition. Jaimie recently completed her Master of Public Administration for International Public and Non-Profit Management and Policy Analysis at New York University.

While Jaimie is new to the RMF team, she’s not new to our programs.  For the past year Jaimie has been a part of the 4 person “Capstone” team, assigned to help RMF’s “Eradicate Malnutrition” program through NYU’s Wagner School of Public Service’s Capstone program.  Jaimie and her colleagues spent two semesters…

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Approaching our 5th birthday on August 18th, 2010, and looking back to remember where we started to where we are now, here is a voice from those early days: the second update sent from the ground after opening our first clinic in Sri Lanka written by Dr. Martina herself. In it Dr. Martina Fuchs gives grateful thanks to those who helped her, speaking as a friend to her network of friends who came together to make it possible.

February 20, 2005

From Martina Fuchs in Mawella, Sri Lanka

Hi everybody, here I am…

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Giving back by getting away

DonationTravel joins Real Medicine to help Turkana, Kenya.

Between now and March 21st, DonationTravel will be donating $0.10 per search to RMF Turkana relief. Go to and begin your search.

DonationTravel was designed to give back without slowing down.

"We are trying to create a new way of doing business," says DonationTravel’s Founder. "Up until recently, money from marketing and advertising on these kinds of sites has bypassed all the philanthropic concepts that drive people to do good. This…

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In Kenya, people are dying as they lay waiting for help. Children are starving, choking on powdered foodstuffs that they cannot swallow without water.

The international community has been slow to respond for various reasons but meanwhile lives are being lost.

They need water.

Following the NY Times article Lush Land Dries Up, Withering Kenya’s Hopes Real Medicine connected with its author, Jeffrey Gettleman, in Kenya to intervene.

"We decided to support the efforts to get water and…

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Drought in Kenya Devastates Millions

September 02, 2009 - Kenya

The following has been taken from Drought, death grips Kenyan heartland, by David McKenzie, CNN: September 2, 2009

For as long as anyone cares to remember, the pastoralists of Kenya’s Rift Valley have fled with their herds to the fertile slopes of Mount Kenya when times are tough. When the rains failed this year they set off once again in search of water and pasture — but they found only despair.

Across the folds of this mountain everyone has the same story. Hundreds of dead cattle dot the forests, young herdsmen try…

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The Forum für Internationale Gesundheit/ Forum for International Health (foring), founded in Germany in 2005, has undertaken the task of facilitating access to information regarding professional training and further education through information sharing. People who are concerned by the problems described above are brought into contact with one another. Members can then exchange their experiences in the different areas of international health and help each other with vocational matters.

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