Dr. Martina Fuchs is interviewed on The Conn Jackson Show

Dr. Martina Fuchs is interviewed on The Conn Jackson Show

May 21, 2009

You can view this video interview here.

The Real Medicine Foundation was founded in May 2005 inspired by lessons we learned after working for months in the tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka. We established a children's clinic in an area devastated by the tsunami. Seeing the children and their families in Sri Lanka, we realized that lives remain shattered long after aid for the immediate needs has been provided. The Real Medicine Foundation was created to provide longer term, sustained support in disaster and poverty ravaged areas in addition to immediate physical aid: We establish and sustain clinics, provide heart surgeries and long-term medication for children, support schools and pre-schools, establish microfinance projects to rebuild lives, and much more. We are also establishing mobile clinics to provide medical care to children and their families who are too poor and who live in areas too remote to reach hospitals or doctors. At this point, our support reaches a target population in excess of 1.5 million people on a daily basis. Our goal is to empower the people we are serving so they become self-supporting again, with solutions that heal, give hope, and rebuild lives, both now and in the future.

The Real Medicine Foundation provides humanitarian support to people living in disaster, post-war and poverty stricken areas. We believe that "real" medicine is focused on the person as a whole by providing medical/physical, emotional, economic and social support. By using a personal approach, Real Medicine forms partnerships with individuals and existing organizations throughout the world, allowing us to create effective models and sustainable solutions that can be applied globally. What started out as a promise to a small village in a devastated area on the Indian Ocean is growing quickly into an international network of "Friends helping Friends" around the world.
Currently, Real Medicine Foundation has projects in: India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Myanmar/Burma, starting in Armenia; Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Uganda, starting in Sudan; Peru, and the US.

With a simple, lean coordinating management team in the US, operational teams are located in North and South America, Africa, Asia and Europe (Real Medicine is also registered as a nonprofit organization in Germany; headquarters are in Bonn). All these teams are composed of people wanting to contribute their skills, time, knowledge, and their passion to support people in need.

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