by our partner Subhash Ghimire

With new constitution comes resurgence in the hopes and dreams of our people, once unsure of the future but now captivated with dreams of easy, peaceful and simple life

“The constitution would be beautiful only if we succeed in uniting people from all communities,” Hari Bhatta, 55, from Dadeldhura, told our reporter on the feedback trail this week.

Not every country on the brink of a new constitution would insist on something beautiful, but as Nepalis we understand that togetherness is our birthright and beauty our destiny. The earth beneath us, once cracked, failed to...

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by Charlotte Alfred

KUAJOK, South Sudan — After 48 hours of agonizing labor pains, Nyibol Garang’s family still refused to bring her to the hospital.

So the 23-year-old woman set off by herself — mid-labor — to walk four hours to the only major hospital in the state of Warrap in South Sudan.

The hospital is a small cluster of one-story buildings in the state capital of Kuajok, crammed with rickety beds and mattresses lining the floors. It treats more than 100 patients a day from all over the...

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Real Medicine Foundation Joins Forces with Future Doctors for South Sudan to Improve the Health of the World’s Newest Country

These two organizations, with the Ministry of Health, are working toward building a sustainable and self-sufficient health system in South Sudan

Los Angeles, Calif. — June 30, 2015 – Real Medicine Foundation (RMF), a non-profit organization that provides humanitarian support and development to people in disaster and poverty-stricken areas worldwide, has teamed up with Future Doctors for South Sudan (FDSS) to continue its work building a strong foundation for a successful medical system...

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Report on the Burundian Refugees that RMF is supporting at the Nakivale Refugee Settlement

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UNHCR UGANDA

UPDATE FOR THE BURUNDI EMERGENCY

19th-25th June, 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of Burundian refugees arriving Uganda since November 2014 to 25th June
    2015 is 9,038, with 2,605 refugees arriving in June so far.
  • The Office of the Prime Minister (OPM) and UNHCR in Mbarara held a joint meeting to
    review the inter-agency planning figure for an estimated 15,000 new arrivals by the
    end of 2015, given that over 9,000 refugees have already arrived.
  • UNHCR built 2 emergency structures...
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Report on the influx of South Sudanese Refugees to the RMF supported Kiryandongo Refugee Settlment in Uganda

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UNHCR UGANDA

UPDATE FOR THE SOUTH SUDAN EMERGENCY

19-25 June 2015

HIGHLIGHTS

  • A total of 154,840 South Sudanese refugees have been assisted in Uganda since the influx
    began in mid-December 2013, including 96,463 in Adjumani, 14,691 in Arua, 35,806 in
    Kiryandongo and 7,880 (as of 18 June) in Kampala.
  • The World Refugee Day was celebrated on 20 June around the country. This year, the national
    event was in Adjumani. The theme of the year was “Refugees are regular people...
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Dear SSMJ reader,

We are pleased to announce that the May 2015 issue of the South Sudan Medical Journal is now available on our website – http://www.southsudanmedicaljournal.com. You can download it as a PDF or view the individual articles which are listed below. We thank everyone who contributed to or reviewed this issue. Hard copies are being funded by a generous grant from CordAid.

If you know anyone that may like to receive this newsletter then please forward this email onto them and they can be added to this mailing list by clicking here.

We are looking for...

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Link to Article Here

by Nick Stockton

LESS THAN A month ago, the world fell down on Nepal. Soon after, thousands of aid workers descended to help pick up the pieces. And then, a week ago, the world fell down again. “When the second earthquake happened, people everywhere were saying the death prayer. There was a lot of screaming,” says Cindy Stein, who was working at a hospital in Kathmandu.

Stein’s organization, Real Medicine Foundation, came in to offer traditional relief—food, water, shelter, medicine. But it also delivered an often-overlooked component of disaster recovery: care for psychological trauma, in addition...

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RMF is very pleased to announce that the kind folks over at Ace Hotel (www.acehotel.com) have agreed to match donations to our Nepal Earthquake Relief dollar for dollar up to $5,000.

Currently, our relief efforts are focused on supporting an orphanage, a children’s hospital, and providing food, water, medical supplies and tents to areas in and surrounding Kathmandu. Our most recent field report of our relief efforts can be found here

If you are interested in donating to our Nepal Relief Efforts, please be sure to mention Ace Hotel on the “Direct Donation Towards” section of the website donation...

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Charities, Locals and Bikers Help Repair Nepal After New Quake

Linda Poon

The crows freaked out. The dogs howled. And just as the sun was beginning to set, a second earthquake struck Nepal.

Animals react to earthquakes before they strike. People react after they hit. And in Nepal, Tuesday’s 7.3 magnitude earthquake, coming almost three weeks after the April 25 quake, prompted a primal response.

“You could hear chunks of buildings just falling,” says Cindy Stein, director of global programs at the Real Medicine Foundation, speaking from Nepal. “People were saying this prayer you say when you’re dying. A lot...

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Another Powerful Earthquake Strikes Nepal (via NPR)

Eyder Peralta

A magnitude-7.3 earthquake struck Nepal on Tuesday, just over two weeks after a massive magnitude-7.8 quake killed more than 8,000 people.

The United States Geological Survey puts today’s quake as close to the capital, Kathmandu, as the one two weeks ago.

From Kathmandu, Cindy Stein, the director of global programs for Real Medicine Foundation, sent this update late Tuesday:

“I’m in a very communal tent in a parking lot right now, The city is in a cryogenic freeze. Nobody is going anywhere and most everything is closed. We set up...

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