United Nations grants "Special Consultative Status" to Real Medicine Foundation
Real Medicine Foundation is proud to announce that the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) has formally recognized the organization and granted it "Special Consultative Status".
ECOSOC is one of the 5 principal organs of the United Nations system. Consultative status is granted to NGOs by the ECOSOC upon recommendation of the ECOSOC Committee on NGOs, comprised of 19 Member States. United Nations ECOSOC Special Consultative Status will allow Real Medicine to attend UN meetings, designate UN representatives, be invited to international conferences, circulate statements at ECOSOC meetings and those of its subsidiaries, as well as speak at those meetings.
Real Medicine CEO and Founder Dr. Martina Fuchs says, "We are honored to be invited into this prestigious international network. We greatly respect the work the UN does around the world, and will seek every opportunity we can to bring our knowledge and expertise in healthcare and humanitarian causes to bear on the UN and its subsidiaries' work. This is an exciting step in our ongoing efforts to join hands with others across the globe to provide long-lasting solutions and relief where it is most needed."
ECOSOC's mission includes "identifying solutions to international economic, social and health problems"; Real Medicine's unique approach to humanitarian relief centers on the belief that "real" medicine is focused on the person as a whole, including medical/physical, emotional, economic and social support. RMF already works directly with two agencies of the UN, the United Nations Population Fund ("UNFPA") and the UN Refugee Agency ("UNHCR"). Real Medicine has worked with UNFPA to establish the Juba College of Nursing & Midwifery in South Sudan, has a female sex worker program with the UNFPA in India, and works with UNCHR to support the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Uganda as well.