Category: India


Childhood Malnutrition Eradication Program

Success Story Featured in local hindi news

The goal of RMF’s Childhood Malnutrition Eradication Program is to reduce the prevalence of underweight children under 5 years old and to reduce child mortality from malnutrition by strengthening communities and village-level government facilities’ capacity to identify, treat, and prevent malnutrition.

Baby Ravindra was identified by Community Nutrition Educator Namrata as malnourished due to a cleft lip preventing him from breastfeeding. CNE Namrata counseled his mother and Ravindra was immediately referred and admitted to Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre Pati where he received…

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A year ago RMF backed the project Empower Adolescent Girls in India with Catapult: Action for Equality. On September 1, 2012, Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) conducted a workshop of 44 adolescent girls in the community hall in Bhagyapur Village. With the help of two books and a curriculum published by the National Level Government Organization for the Purpose of Adolescent Education, the content of the workshop was created. The content covered: What is Adolescence?, The Changes in Adolescence – Physical, Emotional, Psychological and Social, Anemia, Diet in Adolescence, Menstrual Cycle vs Myths & Misconceptions, and Personal Hygiene.

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Director of Programs, India Prabhakar Sinha is presenting on behalf of RMF at the Sankalp Summit in New Delhi. The Sankalp Summit is a leading global convening that brings together businesses, investors, policy makers, and others interested in inclusive business. The Summit is in its 7th annual edition this year, and over 1,000 participants from 25+ countries are expected to participate.

The posters below are part of Prabhakar’s presentation on RMF’s Malnutrition Eradication Inititiave in Madhya Pradesh and give an excellent overview of the program.

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Handout below from World Bank Presentation: Michael Matheke-Fischer presenting at the World Bank Group Annual Meetings last week on Scaling Up Health Services. For more information about the presentation visit the "World Bank Development Marketplace website"

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Michael Matheke-Fischer presenting at the World Bank Group Annual Meetings last week on Scaling Up Health Services. For more information about the presentation visit the World Bank Development Marketplace website.

Presentation announcement PDF.

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On behalf of the World Bank Group, we would like to invite you for the Seminar on “Scaling up Innovative Solutions to Deliver Healthcare”, on September 25-26, 2014 at Hotel Taj Mansingh, New Delhi.

The Seminar will focus on the inclusive business models for delivering healthcare services and opportunities for public and private sector to collaborate to scale-up such approaches. Experience and innovations from projects in the health sector being implemented by the social enterprises, including under the WBG’s Development Marketplace Program, will be shared. The Development Marketplace program is supporting 14 innovative projects to scale-up delivery of…

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April 30, 2013 — The Real Medicine Foundation is pleased to announce that it is now in partnership with the World Bank’s Development Marketplace for our programs in India. The Development Marketplace (DM) is a competitive grant program that identifies and funds innovative, early stage development projects that are scalable and/or replicable, while also having high potential for development impact.

Photo: World Bank Press Release of Award Announcement, Michael Matheke-Fisher, RMF Director of Programs, India (left), Pratik Phadkule, RMF Program Manager (second from (left) recieve award from, Drew von Glahn, Team Leader of Development Marketplace (third…

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New Fundraising Event Offers Los Angeles Residents the Opportunity to “Show Beauty from the Inside Out”

February 6, 2013 – Los Angeles, CA – The Los Angeles-based international humanitarian aid organization Real Medicine Foundationwill be the beneficiary of Beauty for Real™, a fundraising event taking place on Saturday, February 16, 2013 from 3-6pm.  The event, to be hosted by Great Earth Compounding Pharmacy in West Hollywood, will feature renowned LA dermatologist Dr. Tanya Kormeili(as seen on The Doctors) offering the beauty treatments, including injections and chemical peels, at a one-time discount, with…

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Most organizations in the developing world still rely on paper for record keeping, giving rise to many problems in aggregation, storage, transmission and analysis of data. Errors and time delays associated with paper data are particularly problematic in the domain of healthcare. We present a case study of CommCare, a low-cost mobile phone data collection solution deployed to enhance the paper-based record management system of a non-profit organization working in prevention of child malnutrition in rural central India. Through a three-month unsupervised field trial with ten rural health workers we report data management gains in terms of…

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Great article about our Malnutrition Eradication Program in India on Gateway House.

PDF version here.

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Scanned Article about a school that we support in India, Bhil Academy

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Name of the Newspaper: Dainik Bhaskar

Title of the Article: "I saw such a beautiful village for the first time"

Subtitle: "Martina from USA visited Hirikarai Village and had Khichidi and Dal-Bhati for lunch"

Other Information of the Newspaper:

Established in 1958

Number 1 Daily Hindi Newspaper in India

The daily circulation of the newspaper is 2,268,042 copies

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Article below published in the Indian Express by Dr. Fabian Toegel, RMF India Honorary Country Director. 

RMF India is awaiting the arrival of 6000 malaria rapid test kits donated to us by MSF (Doctors without Borders) to help us react to all the malaria cases we’re seeing in the field.


By Dr. Fabian Toegel, Honorary Country Director, RMF India

The reputed medical journal, The Lancet, recently published an article on malaria-related deaths in India, which were estimated to be two lakh per year, and…

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RMF is proud to announce that the Capstone team from the NYU Robert Wagner School of Public Service has successfully completed their collaboration on the Malnutrition Initiative in Madhya Pradesh. The Capstone team was engaged to assist RMF identify opportunities for eradicating malnutrition in Madhya Pradesh, while providing additional tools and information to assess program effectiveness.

The Capstone team was comprised of four graduate students from NYU: Jenny Hsieh, Hyein Lee, Eyiwunmi Salako, and Jaimie Shaff; with each team member bringing unique experience to the project. The project started in September 2009, and continued until May 2010. You…

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The Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) and New York University’s prestigious Capstone Program have formed a year-long partnership to provide RMF India’s malnutrition eradication program with expert graduate student advising and to provide NYU’s Wagner Public Service Masters students a chance to “learn by doing.” This week, three members of this four person Capstone team, Jaimie Shaff, Eyiwunmi Salako, and Hyein Lee, arrived in Jhabua, Madhya Pradesh, to take part in the field portion of their work.

The Capstone program, a mandatory component of NYU’s Wagner Graduate School of Public Service’s Masters Program, assigns students to…

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A milestone for both Madhya Pradesh States AIDS Control Society’s and the people living with HIV/AIDS in Jhabua

Meghnagar, Jhabua ‐ July 25, 2009

Together with the members of the Jhabua Positive Network, staff of Jeevan Jyoti Hospital, friends and supporters from Delhi, and Dr. Fabian Toegel and Caitlin McQuilling from Real Medicine Foundation, Bishop Devprasad Ganawa, Bishop of the Jhabua Diocese, cut the ribbon to inaugurate the new ICTC and Link ART centers on the campus of Jeevan Jyoti Hospital in Meghnagar, Jhabua.

This event marks a…

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Two Harvard Medical School students are enjoying a study-abroad trip few others have experienced.

Fourth-year residents Tyler Chernin and Matt Oertli are only the second wave of students to travel to Jhabua, India, for a new student enrichment program that has them teaching English to village children and playing pivotal roles in the region’s local HIV/AIDS care and prevention efforts.

Partnering with the Real Medicine Foundation, a Los Angeles-based humanitarian charity founded in 2005 by the pioneering Dr. Martina Fuchs, the renowned Cambridge medical school has designed the program to give students…

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Harvard and the Real Medicine Foundation have partnered for an ongoing student outreach course that will support the organization’s HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs in Jhabua, India.

Taking place over an eight week period, this project will allow students to work alongside RMF doctors and volunteers at the Bhil Academy, teaching classes in English and Science and helping to monitor the health of the students. They’ll also assist with the activities of the Jhabua District HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Program RMF helped establish in 2006.

Dr. Martina Fuchs, founder of Real Medicine states: “There have been substantial…

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SSA Public Relations NEWS RELEASE

HMS Students Work With Real Medicine Doctors to Support Organization’s HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Programs


LOS ANGELES,CA/JHABUA, INDIA (February 12, 2009) – Harvard Medical School (HMS) and the Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) have partnered for an ongoing student outreach course that will support the organization’s HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs in Jhabua, India. 

Taking place over an eight week period, this multifold project will allow HMS students to work alongside RMF doctors and volunteers at the Bhil…

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Silicon Valley / San Jose Business Journal – by Lisa Sibley

A group of Stanford students has developed a simple, low-cost product they say could save many of the millions of premature babies born each year in developing countries, far from advanced medical care.

The Embrace organization aims to cut mortality and illness among newborns through a $25 portable device that regulates a baby’s body temperature without electricity, says CEO and co-founder Jane Chen, 29. The company expects to begin product trials in India in three to six months, with sales starting…

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We decided to start a new monthly tradition: to update you about our work and our successes – both of which would not be possible without your ongoing emotional and financial support. We are excited to share the ripple effects with you. What started out as a promise to a small community in a devastated area in the Indian Ocean at the beginning of 2005, is growing quickly into an international network of "friends helping friends" around the world.

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