Nobody chooses to be a refugee. Nobody chooses to lose their home, livelihoods, culture and careers to go into the unknown. Half of the world’s 21.3 million refugees are children. These children have been witness to things that children should never be exposed to – the true horrors of the world. Welcoming refugees who are fleeing violence and terrorism is our duty as a human race, to help others in their time of need.
On Friday, 27 January, President Trump signed executive orders suspending the U.S. refugee program for 120 days, slashing refugee admissions by more than half and indefinitely...
Since early 2016, RMF has joined with Nepal’s Ministry of Health and Population (MOHP), UNFPA, WHO, and GIZ to support urgently needed midwifery education in Nepal. As one of the external development partners for the project, RMF’s specific contributions will include creating a database for the Nepal Nursing Council, providing a full-time international mentor to the National Academy of Medical Sciences (NAMS), providing scholarships, and supplying learning materials, equipment, and a skills lab to NAMS. RMF also brings unique expertise to the project, having initiated, co-founded, and...
South Sudan refugees and asylum-seekers in country
South Sudan new arrivals since July 2016
The number of Burundian refugees, many of whom are women and children, “fleeing violence, threats, extrajudicial killings, abduction, torture and persecution” has now surpassed 300,000. This press briefing from UNHCR spokesperson William Spindler further explains that resources for refugees are already overstretched in surrounding host countries, and additional support is urgently needed for the steady (and in some cases, increasing) number of new arrivals. Currently, Burundian refugees are seeking asylum in the following countries:
Prabhakar Sinha, RMF India’s Director of Programs, participated in the Fortune Institute of International Business (FIIB) Sustainability Summit on Saturday, February 27th. Mr. Sinha participated as a panelist during a panel discussion of sustainability and entrepreneurship. They discussed how to turn ideas into projects and projects into successful businesses.
Dr. Shanti Auluck is the Chairperson & one of the founding members of Muskaan – an NGO formed by parents and professionals to provide needed services...
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.
Key topics and speakers revealed at the upcoming AIDF Africa Summit 2016
With the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016 (2-3 February, UNCC, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia) fast approaching, you are invited to hear from internationally recognised experts, who will deliver invaluable insight into technological innovations and best practice to improve aid delivery and development strategy in East Africa, including:
• H. E. Debretsion G. Michael, Minister of Communications & Information Technology, Ethiopia and H.E. Kesetebirahn Admasu, Minister of Health, Ethiopia invited as keynote speakers of the Aid & Development Africa Summit 2016
• Opening Keynote Address by H.E. Dr...
January 29, 2015
Real Medicine Foundation South Sudan and UNICEF South Sudan Partnership
Malnutrition Treatment, Education and Outreach in Jonglei State, South Sudan
Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) is proud to announce a new partnership with UNICEF and the South Sudan Ministry of Health to bring our expertise in Malnutrition Treatment, Education and Outreach to one of the hardest hit areas of South Sudan, Jonglei State. The partnership agreement between RMF and UNICEF was signed in December 2014 with RMF preparing for launch in January and rolling out the activities in February, 2015.
This new initiative is...
November 04, 2014 by Marrison Worthington
Humanitarian organizations deploy mobile resources immediately to save babies’ lives
READING, MA – (November 4, 2014) – No mother should have to die giving life to a child. But in South Sudan a woman has a 1 in 7 chance of dying in pregnancy and childbirth in her lifetime – the highest official maternal mortality rate in the world with 2,054 deaths per 100,000 live births.1
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”