Category: Events

Independence Day Around the World

Celebrating Unique Cultures and Traditions

July 04, 2018
Lindsey Mills

The Fourth of July has been celebrated in the United States of America since independence was declared from the British Empire in 1776. The day is commemorated with many traditions, including backyard barbeques, fireworks, parades, and displaying the national flag.

While Real Medicine Foundation’s headquarters are based in the US, we are a global organization with more than 1,500 team members in 19 countries around the world. As our team in the US celebrates the 4th of July, our teams in Perú and Uganda look forward to upcoming celebrations.

Perú’s Military Parade

Perú, gained its independence from Spain in 1821...

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Humanity United Provides Support for the Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan

December 30, 2013

Humanity United announced today that it will provide Real Medicine Foundation with a $50,000 grant to provide supplies, medicine and support for the Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan. The aid comes at a critical time for the country, with violence since mid-December displacing over 180,000 people.

To learn more about the grant the Humanity United press release has been posted below and for a recent update on the hospital click here.

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Humanity United Provides Support for the Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan

San Francisco – December 30, 2013 –...

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October 29, 2013

On November 11th, a group of volunteer, amateur mountain climbers will begin hiking up Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world. Their effort, Climb for Real™ will raise awareness and funding for Real Medicine (only if you sponsor them!)

We checked in on them to see how they’re preparing for the biggest climb of their lives.  Here, we interviewed RMF Advisory Board members Dr. Garrett Cale Smith and Mr. George Clardy, as well as Mr. Byrom Hess and Mr. Ryan Clardy, George’s son.  The fab four had a lot to say about...

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Novice Mountain Climbers Taking On Kilimanjaro to Benefit International Health Aid

October 03, 2013

Los Angeles, CA – International health and humanitarian relief organization Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) announces the completion of its first Climb for Real™ squad. Climb for Real™ is an effort by a number of private individuals and amateur climbers who will summit Mount Kilimanjaro to raise awareness of and funding for Real Medicine’s work around the world. Kilimanjaro is Africa’s highest peak, located in Tanzania and standing at 19,341 feet. The climb will take place November 11-20, 2013.

Dr. Garrett Cale Smith, CEO of Nasseo, Inc. and an RMF Advisory Board member, will join Climb for Real™. He...

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Training to Climb Kilimanjaro for Charity:

The Updates on Climb for Real!

September 18, 2013

We recently checked in on George Clardy, the founding member of Climb for Real.  Along with a group of amateur climbers, George will take on Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania this November 11-20, to fundraise for Real Medicine’s work around the world.  Sponsors, from individual to business, are invited to support George’s climb by donating at   The view from the top after climbing Mount Kilimanjaro will be even more beautiful if he knows he has your support!

RMF:  George, how is Climb for Real coming along?

GC: Great. We now have the core climbing team...

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Women Deliver 2013 Kuala Lumpur

June 12, 2013

Real Medicine Foundation CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs and our Coordinator of Maternal Child Health programs Cindy Urbanc are just back from the Women Deliver Conference 2013 Held every 3 years, this conference brings together 5,000 world leaders, advocates, health workers, corporate, government and non-profit organizations to discuss the current status of girls and women worldwide and collectively address plans for their immediate and long-term future.

Cindy Stein Urbanc, Janet Michael, Gillian Butts-Garnett, Dr. Martina Fuchs

Dr. Martina Fuchs, Cindy Stein Urbanc, Princess Mabel van Oranje

Cindy Stein Urbanc, Afshan Bhatti (RMF Pakistan), Dr. Martina Fuchs, Dr...

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March 04, 2013

We are proud to report that donations have been tallied and our first Beauty for Real™ event was a success!

On Saturday February 16, Dr. Tanya Kormeili and Great Earth Compounding Pharmacy of West Hollywood hosted Beauty for Real™ a unique fundraiser that aimed to have people show their beauty from the inside out.  Attendees could obtain a number of cosmetic services – at a one-time discount, with proceeds going to Real Medicine – from Dr. Kormeili, a popular LA dermatologist (who has been seen on The Doctors and in media worldwide).

Beauty for Real™ is part of our efforts...

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London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Fundraiser for RMF

May 09, 2012
The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Student Committee invites you to a band night to benefit NGO partners Real Medicine Foundation and Mathare Roots.
LSHTM Band Night
Richard Mully Basement Bar
University College London Union

The event will feature 5 London based acoustic acts including Gemma Sampson and Simren Priestley. Tickets are only 5 pounds at the door

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Let Love Live. Mother's Day 2012

May 08, 2012


Midwifery and Nursing Students gathered in front of new college buildings


Let love live.

Not sure what to get Mom this year? As you get ready to celebrate Mother’s Day, please consider participating in Real Medicine’s Let Love Live drive to pay it forward!

First, the sad stuff: South Sudan’s maternal mortality remains the 5th highest in the world. Maternal mortality is unnecessarily high in South Sudan due to the fact that fewer than 20 certified midwives and even fewer registered nurses exist in the entire country. There is a severe lack of education and access to...

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Congratulations Athletes for Real Medicine LA Marathon Runners!!

March 20, 2012

by Sandra Jersby, Athletes for Real Medicine Project Coordinator

To all our Fantastic Athletes for Real Medicine Runners….Fantastic race this weekend! You did it! After months of hard training and dedication you completed the 2012 LA Honda Marathon and 5K. Your efforts and hard work also contributed to a very successful fundraiser and we are very grateful for your support in helping us reach our fundraising goal.  We are still counting donations but it looks like we might have over $20,000 from Athletes for Real Medicine donors/sponsors!

I’ve had a great time and it has been a pleasure and honor...

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