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Lifetime Remarkable Woman Award RMF's founder and CEO Martina Fuchs, was honored with Lifetime Network's Remarkable Woman award. The award spotlights extraordinary women who inspire and empower others to make a...
Giving Tuesday: Save the Date, December 3rd, 2013Black Friday, Cyber Monday... #GivingTuesday! What is #GivingTuesday, you ask? In the spirit of the season, #GivingTuesday is a day dedicated to giving -- when charities, families, businesses,...
Happy New Year: Thank You for an Amazing YearWe are so grateful to all our friends, supporters and teams around the world and wish everyone a fantastic 2012! Having wrapped up another successful  we want to pause and say a huge...
Philippines Typhoon Haiyan Relief  Typhoon Haiyan appears to be the deadliest natural disaster on record for the Philippines. Preliminary estimates are coming in with of 10,000 reported dead and more than 300,000 displaced....
Armenia Healthcare Project, Shinuhayr, Syunik Marz, Armenia (Completed)Accessibility to free, quality health services for children and mothers in rural Armenia is extremely limited.  Recent World Bank reports 28% of the country's population lives in poverty; 42...
Haiti Haiti Earthquake Relief ProjectsIn the aftermath of the January 12th earthquake, Real Medicine is moving forward with a comprehensive long-term strategy for sustainable health services development in Haiti to help rebuild its...
India Malnutrition Eradication Program, Madhya Pradesh, IndiaRMF's Childhood Malnutrition Treatment and Prevention Initiative boasts the largest field presence of any NGO working in malnutrition in the region, a result of strong partnerships with...
India HIV/AIDS Prevention and Care Program, Jhabua District, Madhya Pradesh, India HIV/AIDS in Jhabua and Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh The HIV/AIDS program was started 4 years ago and is now providing HIV/AIDS awareness, prevention, counseling, testing, and treatment services to...
India Adolescent Girl Outreach ProgramRMF’s outreach workers (Community Nutrition Educators, CNEs) for our Malnutrition Eradication Program cover 600 villages and counsel pregnant and lactating women on their diet and care in...
India mHealth: Malnutrition Eradication through Mobile TechnologySince 2008, the Real Medicine Foundation has worked with the National Government of India and the State Government of Madhya Pradesh in addressing similar health system challenges. Beginning in 2009...
India Naiara's Rahul Trust Naiara Tejados, an RMF Volunteer in India in 2011, created and funded Naiara's Rahul Trust in early 2012.  The Trust was created in memory of a very special little boy in lndia,...
India Bhil Academy, Jhabua District, Madhya Pradesh, India Bhil Academy, Jhabua District, Madhya Pradesh, India (Completed)In 2006, one of RMF’s partner NGOs in India ‘BHILS’ opened Bhil Academy, a residential school for poor tribal children in rural Madhya Pradesh. The medium of teaching is English,...
India Boarding School for Tribal Girl Students, Dattigaon, Dhar District, Madhya Pradesh, India In December 2009, RMF's Team India inaugurated a dormitory for girls at an English-medium boarding school in Dattigaon, a tribal village in Dhar District in the state of Madhya Pradesh. This...
India HIV/AIDS Adolescent Awareness Program, Jhabua District, Madhya Pradesh (Completed) India has about 5.7 million HIV/AIDS cases, outnumbering all other countries. This number is sometimes projected to reach 25 million by the year 2010. The epidemic is now reaching the rural...
India Chetna Healthcare and Education Programs for Children in Madhya Pradesh (Completed) It is largely unknown that India, a vast country of a billion plus, has its own "native" or tribal communities which have inhabited the subcontinent for tens of thousands of years. One of...
India School of Excellence for Tribal Children, Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh (Completed) The School of Excellence is located in Alirajpur in the state of Madhya Pradesh, India. It is run by Salesians of Don Bosco. The education in this school (6th to 12th grade) will allow its students...
India The Healing Tree Project, Madhya Pradesh, India (Completed) India - The Healing Tree Project The Neem tree is India's wonder tree as it plays an important part in healing and religious ceremonies throughout the country. The Bhils use Neem leaves for...
Indonesia "Koperasi DAMAR Jateng" (KDJ) - DAMAR Cooperative for Central Java Savings and Loans Cooperative In November 2009, the DAMAR-KOMPIP cooperative was founded to build on the success of the NEF model by supplementing the services currently provided. Acting as a...
Indonesia Children's Surgical Care: Ibu (Completed) Ibu Sami is a young woman who survived the Indonesian earthquake of May 2006, but had her leg badly injured. She and her family had lost everything in the disaster and she did not have the funds to...
Indonesia Community Savings Project, Mlese Village, Klaten City, Central Java (Completed) The earthquake of May 27, 2006 is the worst disaster in Indonesia since the December 26, 2004, magnitude-9.1 earthquake that triggered a tsunami, killing at least 131,029 people in Indonesia alone...
Indonesia Earthquake (May 2006) Relief in Birit Village, Wedi District, Central Java (Completed) One of the Real Medicine Foundation’s sponsored Neighborhood Endowment Fund (NEF) villages is Birit Lor. Founded on July 15th 2008, the aim of the NEF is to stimulate economic recovery in the...
Indonesia Neighborhood Endowment Fund (NEF) in Central Java; community-owned and operated microcredit units What is the Neighborhood Endowment Fund (NEF) initiative and what are our plans moving forward? This is the fourth operating year of RMF and KOMPIP’s joint NEF program. Out of 198 original...
Japan Japan March 2011 Earthquake and Tsunami (COMPLETED)RMF partnered with a Japanese non-profit in Tokyo, Japanese Emergency NGO (JEN) in late March 2011, to deliver aid and supplies to those most affected.  Our thoughts and prayers are with...
Kenya Drought Relief Project, Turkana, KenyaThe September 7th NY Times article by Jeffrey Gettleman, which highlighted the life threatening impact of the drought in Northern Kenya, called to action Real Medicine Foundation to coordinate a...
Kenya Healthcare Project, Lwala, KenyaLwala is a village of approximately 1,500 people near Lake Victoria in western Kenya. Within an hour’s walk, approximately 3,000 additional people live in nearby villages accessible by dirt...
Kenya Kenya: Lodwar District Hospital SupportReal Medicine Foundation is committed to new projects which demonstrate a real need in the area and serve to strengthen existing health system structures without building parallel ones. When RMF...
Kenya The Omari Project, Kenya (Completed) Since the mid 1980’s, heroin has been available in the towns along the Kenyan coast. The impact of heroin and other drug use has had dramatic consequences for the local communities in the...
Mozambique Mozambique Mobile Clinic ProjectReal Medicine’s Mobile Clinic is a new model of health care provision for our organization, conceptualized to reach remote and rural communities with no prior access to health care. The clinic...
Mozambique Land Mine Victims Treatment Program (Completed) According to the Landmine Survivors database, while there seems to be a number of rehabilitation centers available in Mozambique, it appears that many are underutilized due in part to a lack of...
Mozambique HIV-AIDS Prevention and Care Program, Xai Xai, Gaza Province, Mozambique (Completed) Harvard School of Public Health, in collaboration with the Mozambique Ministry of Health, the Real Medicine Foundation, and the African Millennium Foundation, proposes a pilot 18-month program to...
Myanmar Myanmar (Burma) Cyclone Nargis Disaster Relief (Completed) From the afternoon of Friday May 2nd until Saturday May 3rd 2008, Tropical Cyclone Nargis slammed along the coast of Myanmar (Burma) devastating large parts of the low-lying delta region of the...
Nigeria Healthcare Project, Gure, Baruteen, Kwara State, NigeriaNigeria has the 4th lowest survival rate of children under five out of 191 countries, a child mortality rate of 140 of 1000, and a maternal mortality rate accounting for 10% of the global burden of...
Pakistan Healthcare Project, Union Council Talhatta, Balakot Tehsil, District Mansehra, Pakistan (Completed)In October of 2005 a massive earthquake struck Northern Pakistan, killing more than 80,000 people and causing devastation on an unprecedented scale. Many in the remote Himalayan valleys of this...
Pakistan Healthcare Project, Union Council Agra, District Charsadda, PakistanThe devastating flood during the monsoon season of 2010 created havoc over a wide area across Pakistan. Although the flood affected the lives of thousands of families and individuals in each province...
Pakistan Maternal Neonatal and Child Health Research ProjectRMF Pakistan has partnered with the School of Public Health, University of Alberta, Canada to research and identify innovative, contextually specific solutions to the many problems the poor,...
Pakistan Nowshera RMF Health CenterThe RMF Health Center in Union Council Tarru Jabba, District Nowshera opened our doors in November 2013 to the women and children of the Internally Displaced People (IDP) community hosted in District...
Pakistan Healthcare Project, Gulbella, Union Council Sardaryab, District Charsadda, Pakistan (Completed)The devastating flood during the monsoon season of 2010 created havoc over a wide area across Pakistan. Although the flood affected the lives of thousands of families and individuals in each province...
Pakistan Sindh Mobile Clinic Initiative (Completed)Background The most devastating floods in Pakistan's living memory have affected up to 13.8 million people and killed an estimated 1600. The district in Sindh was particularly devastated where...
Pakistan 2010 Pakistan Emergency Flood Relief During the last week of July, 2010 floods in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly Northwest Frontier Province) claimed the lives of over 2,000 people and have affected over 3 million people, leaving...
Pakistan Flood Victims Healthcare Outreach Program, North West Frontier Province, Pakistan (Completed) The freak monsoon of 2008 wrecked havoc across Pakistan. The North West Frontier Province and its adjoining tribal areas had the most casualties where flash floods killed 200 people overnight,...
Pakistan Healthcare Outreach for Internally Displaced Persons, Swat Valley, NWFP, Pakistan (Completed) Imagine an ordinary day in your life. Food is warm on the table, the children are out playing and you’ve send your other half or your teenage son to get bread from the bakery. Suddenly the...
Pakistan Spinal Cord Injury Project for Pakistan Earthquake Rehabilitation (SCIPPER), Balakot (Completed) Balakot Rehab Centre was one of the focal points initially planned by Pakistan Institute of Prosthetic & Orthotic Sciences (PIPOS) to provide orthotic and physiotherapy services to this area...
Perú Policlinico Peruano AmericanoOn August 15, 2007 a magnitude-8 earthquake struck just off the coast of central Peru, with more than 500 killed, 3,000 injured and approximately 58,000 homes destroyed. After initially helping...
South Sudan Healthcare Sector Capacity Building - College of Nursing and Midwifery, South SudanSouth Sudan’s maternal mortality remains the highest in the world – 2,054 per 100,000 live births. This is an astronomical figure representing a 1 in 7 chance of a woman dying during her...
South Sudan Juba Teaching Hospital Support, South SudanBackground Juba Teaching Hospital, the only referral hospital in the whole country of South Sudan, is located in its capital Juba, Central Equatoria State. With an estimated population of 9.58...
Sri Lanka Long Term Medical Support and Growth Hormone Treatment for Children, Tangalle, Sri LankaIn 2005 shortly after the tsunami, Dr. Martina Fuchs, met Madumekala, an adolescent girl suffering from panhypopituitarism. At age 11, Madu was the height of a three year old. In an unsupported...
Sri Lanka Primary Care Clinic, Yayawatta, I.S.P. Tsunami Village, Seenimodara, TangalleSri Lanka marks the birthplace of Real Medicine Foundation, the place where the first promise was made and the concept of “Friends Helping Friends Helping Friends” was born. Five years...
Sri Lanka Minhath Montessori Pre-school, Dickwella, Sri Lanka The Minhath Montessori Pre-school is the first ever pre-school for the children of the Tamil/Muslim minority community in Dickwella, Sri Lanka, a region hit hard by the tsunami. The new building...
Sri Lanka Palathuduwa Preschool Support, Sri LankaReal Medicine moved funding from the Tangalle Children's Relay Preschool to this new location starting in February of 2010, in the village of Palathuduwa,  just 2 kilometers inland from the...
Sri Lanka Children's Clinic, Mawella Camp, Sri Lanka (Completed) It is beautiful to see that today, more than one year after we established it, our clinic keeps blossoming and serving the families in the area that have been severely affected by the tsunami. Dr....
Sri Lanka Children's Surgical Care: Anjali (Completed) On April 7, 2007, Anjali Mendis has undergone a successful Total Correction of Tetralogy of Fallot at Sri Jayawardenepura General Hospital in Nugegoda, Sri Lanka. Performing cardiothoracic surgeon...
Sri Lanka Children's Surgical Care: Dinithi (Completed) Children's Surgical Care Cardiac Catheter for Dinithi Uththara We met Dinithi Uththara and her parents at the clinic in the Mawella camp. Dinithi is a 14-months-old girl who was born with a...
Sri Lanka Children's Surgical Care: Sanali (Completed) 15-months-old D.V. Sanali Yehansi had a large atrial septal defect, with a large left to right shunt and moderate pulmonary hypertension. FYI: Atrial septal defects are a group of rare heart...
Sri Lanka Childrens Surgical Care: Thirushi (Completed) Children's Surgical Care Cochlear Implant for Thirushi Praveena Jayasuriya Thirushi Praveena Jayasuriya is a 7-year-old girl who needs a cochlear implant in order to not lose her hearing....
Sri Lanka Long-term Medical Support for Children, Tangalle, Sri Lanka - Tharindu (Completed) Some of the challenges faced by these children and their families include the prohibitive costs associated with treatment and the stigma of their stunted growth. Professor Sujeewa, who has worked...
Sri Lanka Model Village, Sri Lanka (Completed) Our vision is to rebuild good, stable, and environmentally friendly houses and/or small villages in three (3) specifically focused areas to be distributed to the really needy people (e.g., there...
Sri Lanka Orphanage Rating System, Sri Lanka (Completed) Seeing the poverty and sad conditions of the overwhelming majority of Sri Lanka's orphanages, we envisioned that there might be a possibility to work on elevating the situation of all...
Sri Lanka Pallemalala Vidyalaya School, Hambantota District, Sri Lanka (Completed) The Janadirya National Women Development Foundation had made us aware of the following two schools in the Hambantota district in Southern Sri Lanka. We met the principal and teachers of these two...
Sri Lanka Pediatrician for the Tangalle/Mawella area, Sri Lanka (Completed) Pediatrician for the Tangalle/Mawella area, Sri Lanka The children's clinic we built in February/March 2005 was desperately needed, even before the tsunami. There is an extreme shortage of...
Sri Lanka Peripheral Mother-Child Unit, Thalalla, Matara District, Sri Lanka (Completed) Visiting the refugee camps which were established following the tsunami, we were regularly confronted with the insufficient medical supply at the camps as well as at the hospitals. The few...
Sri Lanka Physical Therapy Enhancement Training (Completed) Now in its fourth year this program continues to take on a life of its own. Our intention was to implement two trainings for therapists at Navajeevana and the surrounding communities, but the...
Sri Lanka Powerloom Factory Camp, Tangalle, Sri Lanka (Completed) This camp has not been fortunate to be taken under the care of any large NGO. It is one of the 'missed' camps. Each of the 29 families here receives only 375 rupees a week from the Sri...
Sri Lanka Psychiatrist for the Tangalle/Mawella area, Sri Lanka (Completed) Countless Sri Lankans have lost loved ones and life as they knew it in the Tsunami, and there are still innumerable people who are suffering from post-traumatic stress syndrome, and the emotional...
Sri Lanka Support for Sri Lanka's National Cancer Institute, Maharagama, Sri Lanka (Completed) Sri Lanka, a low-income country of nearly 20 million people, is typical of many areas of the developing world. Modest increases in life expectancy have led to a subsequent rise in the number of...
Sri Lanka Support for Sri Lankan Youth post-Tsunami - Carpentry Tools for Rohana (Completed) Rohana is a deaf young man whose line of work is carpentry. Since he lost all of his equipment in the tsunami, he is seeking help to buy a set of carpentry tools. The whole set that would help him...
Sri Lanka Support for Sri Lankan Youth post-Tsunami - Garment Course for Dimuthu (Completed) The Real Medicine Foundation is sponsoring this young woman's education. The factory is only 10km away from her house. She is very happy with her job and will continue with them. The starting...
Sri Lanka Support for Sri Lankan Youth post-Tsunami - Nimasha and Family (Completed) After learning about the orphans, the homeless and the unemployed people who were greatly affected by the tsunami, 8-year-old Jade Brenner-Katz knew that she needed to do her part. "I'm...
Sri Lanka Tangalle Children Relay, Day Care Center, Montessori Pre-School and Hostel, Tangalle (Completed) Since 2005, Tangalle Children’s Relay Preschool, situated just outside of Tangalle’s city center continues to serve tsunami affected families and the rural poor. Originally established...
Sri Lanka Tangalle Hospital Rehabilitation Project, Tangalle, Sri Lanka (Completed) On December 26, 2004, a major earthquake off the west coast of Northern Sumatra measuring 9.0 on the Richterscale triggered a massive tsunami. According to official estimates, Sri Lanka suffered...
Turks and Caicos Islands Hurricane Ike Relief Project (Completed) On September 6 and 7, 2008, Hurricane Ike a Category 4 system with sustained winds of 135 mph (215km/hr) impacted the Turks and Caicos. Declared a disaster area by their government, the Turks and...
Uganda Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement ProjectWhen the Kenyan refugees arrived at the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in 2008, there was very little support in terms of school fees for their children and there was no provision for a nursery...
Uganda Mama Kevina Comprehensive Secondary School Project, Tororo, UgandaThe Mama Kevina School is both an orphanage and a boarding school that provides education and care for orphans in Eastern Uganda.   The boarding school caters to both orphans and some local...
Uganda Panyadoli Healthcare ProjectThe Panyadoli Health Center, located at the Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Bweyale, Uganda, provides healthcare services to over 30,000 in the region including 16,000 refugees, comprised of...
Uganda Buwate Sports Academy, UgandaIn early 2013, RMF, the Mother Teresa Children's Foundation in Italy (Devoti Madre Terese Per I Bambini) and World Children's Fund started funding support of the Buwate Sports...
Uganda Vocational Training and Tailoring Shop Program, UgandaBackground of Vocational Training Institue This program is part of the economic component of RMF’s overall humanitarian vision, the ‘focus on the person as a whole’.  The...
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United States Athletes for Real Medicine Athletes for Real Medicine are dedicated individuals and teams competing around the world, on all levels, in all arenas, to help those in need on a global level. Separated by distance but joined by...
United States Outreach Programs at Downey Regional Medical Center's Family Care Clinic Overview Downey Regional Medical Center (DRMC) and Amrit Davaa World Health Corporation have partnered to create a primary, preventative and urgent care family clinic in Downey, CA. to serve the...
United States Outreach Programs at Florence Western Medical Clinic   The Real Medicine Foundation clinic located at the Florence Western Medical Clinic is focused on increasing health care access and health education to the South Los Angeles community...
United States Outreach Programs at Nuestra Clinica (Completed) In July of 2008, Carol Daugherty and Greg Jahangiri opened the Nuestra Clinica (“Our Clinic”) in Boyle Heights. From its inception, the clinic has been built on the principal of...
United States Teacher Training on Issues of Psychological Trauma in Children We are currently applying our global disaster expertise to a very local tragedy: The psychological trauma experienced daily by vast numbers of children living in poverty and homelessness, right...
United States Youth Teams - Children Helping Children Learn more about our Youth Team members here.
United States Privacy Policy Real Medicine Foundation Privacy Policy for Volunteer Information Name, address, email and phone numbers are collected for Volunteer applicants.  This information is kept on file with Real...
United States This Holiday Season Give the Gift of Health Thanks to your support, Real Medicine's impact continued to grow in 2011!  Now we need you to finish the year strong.  From the eastern shores of Asia, across the plains of Africa...
United States United Nations grants "Special Consultative Status" to Real Medicine FoundationReal 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...
United States Hurricane Katrina Relief Projects (Completed) The Real Medicine Foundation's Psycho-Trauma Teams completed the first phase of this pilot project in November, 2005, using mobile quick-response teams for the psychological support and...