Real Medicine Foundation - South Sudan Initiatives News and updates from South Sudan http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/ 2019-10-15T08:51:25-07:00 72 Staff Supported by RMF: Q2 2019 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/08/23/72-staff-supported-by-rmf-q2-2019/ 2019-08-24T18:14:39-07:00 2019-08-23T13:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>Continued to boost hospital operations through in-kind donations. During the previous reporting period, <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> provided midwife kits</strong> to support <span class="caps">JTH</span> and other health facilities within South Sudan. This was made possible through our partnership with Direct Relief.</li> <li>Maintained a high-power generator (purchased and installed last year) for RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>), which can provide support to <span class="caps">JTH</span>, especially the main Operating Theatre when needed.</li> <li>Maintained the efficient, prefabricated office space that we previously installed for the Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>) store and pharmaceutical officer next to RMF’s office.</li> <li>Facilitated cleaning of the hospital premises and continued to support 3 <span class="caps">RMF</span> cleaners attached to the Surgical Emergency unit to supplement the few cleaners maintained by the Ministry of Health (<span class="caps">MOH</span>), including procurement of adequate cleaning materials.</li> <li>Continued monitoring and mentorship of trained healthcare professionals on the usage of Health eVillages tablets.</li> <li><strong>Maintained high-speed Wi-Fi internet services</strong> at the <span class="caps">JTH</span> administration office, <span class="caps">OPD</span>, and other departments, which <span class="caps">RMF</span> installed during the previous quarter.</li> <li>Printed antenatal cards for <span class="caps">JTH</span>, hence reducing hospital operating costs.</li> <li>One United Nations Volunteers (<span class="caps">UNV</span>) midwife working at Juba Teaching Hospital benefited from the Respectful Health Care (<span class="caps">RHC</span>) and Psycho-Trauma Support training funded by <span class="caps">RMF</span>. She <strong>expressed great appreciation for the training’s impact on service delivery</strong>.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org 10 Rubb Halls Installed for Supply Storage: Q2 2019 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/08/09/q2-2019/ 2019-08-15T11:03:59-07:00 2019-08-09T16:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>In Pibor County, additional funding from Common Humanitarian Funds (<span class="caps">CHF</span>) strengthened <span class="caps">WCF</span>, <span class="caps">WFP</span>,<br /> <span class="caps">UNICEF</span>, and RMF’s support and maintenance of the existing 6 Community Management of Acute<br /> Malnutrition (<span class="caps">CMAM</span>) centers and 1 stabilization center. All locations continue to provide quality, lifesaving nutrition interventions in Pibor County.</li> <li>In Ayod County, the existing 9 <span class="caps">CMAM</span> centers and 2 stabilization centers were maintained. We also <strong>began work to reestablish 1 additional stabilization center in Jiech</strong>, which had been damaged by strong winds.</li> <li>In both Ayod and Pibor, <span class="caps">RMF</span> procured and supplied all malnutrition treatment and prevention centers with adequate stationery and other items to facilitate effective operations.</li> <li>Continued to support satellite phone services for all 15 centers through payment of monthly subscription fees in those hard to reach areas where <span class="caps">RMF</span> works and where regular phone services are not available.</li> <li><strong>Procured and delivered an adequate amount of essential foodstuffs</strong> for RMF’s relocated staff members where basic commodities are not available.</li> <li>Facilitated routine in-country travel of nutrition staff between Juba and different nutrition centers in Ayod and Boma with <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights.</li> <li>Continued support of high-speed Wi-Fi internet service in the Juba office, as well as field sites in Jiech, Gorwai, Boma, and Mogok, to enable easy communication, coordination, and reporting through monthly subscription and maintenance.</li> <li>Program reporting and coordination continued to function at a high level, thanks to the high-speed Wi-Fi<br /> internet service installed and maintained by <span class="caps">RMF</span> at Gorwai, Boma and Mogok.</li> <li><strong>Project development and staffing were strengthened,</strong> as in the previous quarter, <span class="caps">RMF</span> South Sudan extended our funding period under <span class="caps">CHF</span>/<span class="caps">UNDP</span>/<span class="caps">UNOCHA</span> to implement the emergency nutrition intervention for another 6 months in Pibor County, effective from March 1, 2019 to August 31, 2019. More than 50 staff members were retained to continue delivering quality services under this project.</li> <li>Solar power was maintained to provide easy nighttime ward management in Jiech, Mogok, Boma, and<br /> Gorwai. This has greatly benefitted the wellbeing and care of stabilization center clients.</li> <li>Essential medicines, drugs, and other pediatric medical consumables were procured and distributed to all SCs across the two counties.</li> <li>LifeStraw <strong>water purifiers were procured and supplied to all 4 stabilization centers</strong> (SCs) across the two<br /> counties.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org 29,667 Children Screened for Malnutrition: Q1 2019 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/06/18/29667-children-screened-for-malnutrition-q1-2019/ 2019-06-19T11:19:54-07:00 2019-06-18T17:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>In Pibor County, additional funding from Common Humanitarian Funds (<span class="caps">CHF</span>) strengthened <span class="caps">WCF</span>, <span class="caps">WFP</span>, <span class="caps">UNICEF</span>, and RMF’s support and maintenance of the existing 5 Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (<span class="caps">CMAM</span>) centers and 1 stabilization center, while <strong>1 additional malnutrition treatment and prevention center was established</strong>. All locations continue to provide quality, lifesaving nutrition interventions in Pibor County.</li> <li>In Ayod County, the existing 9 <span class="caps">CMAM</span> centers and 2 stabilization centers were maintained, while <strong>1 additional stabilization center was established in Jiech</strong>.</li> <li>In both Ayod and Pibor, <span class="caps">RMF</span> procured and supplied all malnutrition treatment and prevention centers with adequate stationery and other items to facilitate effective operations.</li> <li>Continued to <strong>support satellite phone services for all 15 centers</strong> through payment of monthly subscription fees in those hard to reach areas where <span class="caps">RMF</span> works and where regular phone services are not available. This enhances communication and coordination of RMF’s programs and program sites</li> <li>Procured and delivered an adequate amount of essential foodstuffs for RMF’s relocated staff members (those recruited from Juba and deployed in Ayod and Boma) where basic commodities are not available.</li> <li><strong>Supported the welfare of relocated nutrition staff members</strong> in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Procured and provided in-kind support (soaps, salt, and sitting mats) to the infant and young child feeding (<span class="caps">IYCF</span>) mother-to-mother support groups at all our sites in both Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Continued support of high-speed Wi-Fi internet service in the Juba office, as well as field sites in Jiech, Gorwai, and Mogok, to enable easy communication, coordination, and reporting through monthly subscription and maintenance. This was done through maintenance of the equipment and payment of monthly subscription fees. Meanwhile, <span class="caps">RMF</span> installed another Wi-Fi internet system in Boma.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of RMF’s team to <strong>actively participate in nutrition cluster activities</strong> and meetings at national and state levels.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Midwife Kits Assist in Saving Lives: Q1 2019 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/06/11/midwife-kits-assist-in-saving-lives-q1-2019/ 2019-06-11T22:04:28-07:00 2019-06-11T21:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>Continued to boost hospital operations through in-kind donations. During this reporting period, <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> provided midwife kits to support <span class="caps">JTH</span></strong> and other health facilities within South Sudan. This was made possible through our partnership with Direct Relief.</li> <li>Maintained a high-power generator (purchased and installed last year) for RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>), which can provide support to <span class="caps">JTH</span>, especially the main Operating Theatre when needed.</li> <li>Continued to provide a top-up allowance for one public health officer to support <span class="caps">RMF</span> in <span class="caps">JTH</span> activities.</li> <li>Maintained the efficient, prefabricated office space that we previously installed for the Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>) store and pharmaceutical officer next to RMF’s office.</li> <li>Facilitated cleaning of the hospital premises and <strong>continued to support 3 <span class="caps">RMF</span> cleaners</strong> attached to the Surgical Emergency unit to supplement the few cleaners maintained by the Ministry of Health (<span class="caps">MOH</span>), including procurement of adequate cleaning materials.</li> <li>Continued monitoring and mentorship of trained healthcare professionals on the usage of Health eVillages tablets.</li> <li>Facilitated and coordinated weekly meetings with the <span class="caps">MOH</span>, Health Link, <span class="caps">HPF</span>, UN agencies, and partners on how to improve services at <span class="caps">JTH</span>.</li> <li>Continued to support high-speed Wi-Fi internet services at RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital.</li> <li><strong>Installed high-speed Wi-Fi internet services</strong> at the <span class="caps">JTH</span> administration office, <span class="caps">OPD</span>, and other departments.</li> <li>Printed antenatal cards for <span class="caps">JTH</span>, hence reducing hospital operating costs.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Students Benefit from Donated Learning Kits: Q1 2019 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/05/18/students-benefit-from-donated-learning-kits-q1-2019/ 2019-05-28T13:23:30-07:00 2019-05-18T21:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>The two master trainers for the Health eVillages project continued to benefit from the <strong>tablets preloaded with medical materials</strong>.</li> <li>Provided support to the National Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan and project partners in the coordination and implementation of project activities over the reporting period. Support and activities are in line with the approved <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> annual work plan.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of interlinkages with <span class="caps">UNFPA</span>, <span class="caps">MOH</span>, <span class="caps">IMC</span>, and other stakeholders to guarantee quality assurance in the implementation of both <strong>nursing and midwifery curricula</strong> in the diploma program.</li> <li>Coordinated <span class="caps">RMF</span> activities with other organizations and UN agencies supporting the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (<span class="caps">JCONAM</span>) by participating in meetings and conferences.</li> <li>Continued support of college human resources through payment of a South Sudanese <strong>national midwifery tutor’s salary</strong>.</li> <li>Continued paying top-up <strong>allowances for eight midwives</strong> who are working in the Maternity department of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>) and mentoring students from <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> during their clinical practice at the hospital.</li> <li>Continued to support the consultative process in developing policies/guidelines and strengthening the South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association.</li> <li><strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> continued to supply basic medical supplies/medications</strong> for students.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Maternal Near-Miss Research Published: March 2019 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/04/02/near-miss-audit-results-published-march-2019/ 2019-04-05T15:24:28-07:00 2019-04-02T16:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <p><img src="/assets/5ca3d15a21c79b16fc0c5c9d/SouthSudan.jpg" style="width:2880px;"></p> <h4>Article Investigating Near-Miss Events</h4> <h5>International Journal of Women&#8217;s Health</h5> <p>Co-authored by <span class="caps">RMF</span> Founder and <span class="caps">CEO</span> Dr. Martina Fuchs, along with Fekadu Mazengia Alemu, Dr. Taban Martin Vitale, and Dr. Mergani Abdalla Mohamed Salih, &#8220;Severe Maternal Morbidity (near-miss) and its correlates in the world&#8217;s newest nation: South Sudan&#8221; was recently published in the <em><a href="https://www.dovepress.com/articles.php?article_id=44646">International Journal of Women&#8217;s Health</a></em>. The paper analyzes the frequency and causes of near-miss events at <span class="caps">RMF</span>-supported Juba Teaching Hospital, recorded through a cross-sectional study conducted from from March 20 to June 12, 2016.</p> <p>This original research and peer-reviewed article are part of RMF&#8217;s efforts to raise awareness of <a href="/our-work/countries/south-sudan/">South Sudan&#8217;s</a> high maternal mortality rate and build long-term solutions to save mother&#8217;s lives.</p> <p>The article concludes:</p> <blockquote> <p>The near-miss rate was high. Contributing factors were lack of resources, low quality of primary health care, and delays in care. All near-misses should be regarded as opportunities to improve the quality of maternity care. Health institutes should address delays in conducting interventions, referral barriers, and personnel gaps. Fully functional intensive-care units must be created in all facilities, including Juba Teaching Hospital and other hospitals. Notification policies for all near-miss cases should be in place in all health care units, with a “no shame, no blame” approach.</p> </blockquote> <p>Read the full text below.</p> International Journal of Women’s Health info@realmedicinefoundation.org RMF Provides New Office Space: Q4 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/03/10/q4-2018/ 2019-06-15T17:57:36-07:00 2019-03-10T07:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>Continued to boost hospital operations through in-kind donations. During the previous quarter, <span class="caps">RMF</span> received midwife kits to support <span class="caps">JTH</span> and other health facilities within South Sudan. This was made possible through our partnership with Direct Relief.</li> <li><strong>Maintained a high-power generator</strong> (purchased and installed earlier this year) for RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>), which can provide support to <span class="caps">JTH</span>, especially the main Operating Theatre when needed.</li> <li>Continued to provide a top-up allowance for one public health officer to support <span class="caps">RMF</span> in <span class="caps">JTH</span> activities.</li> <li>Continued to support the hospital’s human resource capacity by paying top-up allowances for eight midwives.</li> <li>Facilitated cleaning of the hospital premises and continued to support <span class="caps">RMF</span> cleaners attached to the Surgical Emergency unit to supplement the few cleaners maintained by the Ministry of Health (<span class="caps">MOH</span>), including procurement of adequate cleaning materials.</li> <li>Continued <strong>monitoring and mentorship of trained healthcare professionals</strong> on the usage of Health eVillages tablets.</li> <li>Facilitated and coordinated weekly meetings with the <span class="caps">MOH</span>, Health Link, <span class="caps">HPF</span>, UN agencies, and partners on how to improve services at <span class="caps">JTH</span>.</li> <li>Continued to support high-speed Wi-Fi internet services at RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital.</li> <li><strong>Continued to support a midwifery tutor</strong> to serve the whole Maternity unit and mentor students from <span class="caps">JCONAM</span>. This has positively changed maternal outcomes at Juba Teaching Hospital.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org 14 Centers Providing Nutrition Support to Remote Locations: Q4 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/03/08/q4-2018/ 2019-06-17T18:07:47-07:00 2019-03-08T12:00:00-08:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>In Pibor County, additional funding from Common Humanitarian Funds (<span class="caps">CHF</span>) strengthened <span class="caps">WCF</span>, <span class="caps">WFP</span>, <span class="caps">UNICEF</span>, and RMF’s support of the existing 3 Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (<span class="caps">CMAM</span>) centers and 1 stabilization center in the county, while 1 additional malnutrition treatment and prevention center was established in Kordep. <strong>All locations continue to provide quality, lifesaving nutrition interventions</strong> in Pibor County.</li> <li>In Ayod County, the existing 9 <span class="caps">CMAM</span> centers and 2 stabilization centers were maintained and continued to provide quality, lifesaving nutrition interventions.</li> <li>In both Ayod and Pibor, <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> procured and supplied</strong> all malnutrition treatment and prevention centers with adequate stationery and other items to facilitate effective operations.</li> <li>Facilitated the <strong>participation of <span class="caps">RMF</span> in the joint rapid response mechanism mission</strong> conducted by <span class="caps">WFP</span> and <span class="caps">UNICEF</span> in Ayod County during the reporting quarter.</li> <li>In both Ayod and Pibor, <span class="caps">RMF</span> procured and supplied all malnutrition treatment and prevention centers with adequate stationery and other items to facilitate effective operations.</li> <li>Continued to support <strong>satellite phone services for all 14 centers</strong> through payment of monthly subscription fees in those hard to reach areas where <span class="caps">RMF</span> works and where regular phone services are not available. This enhances communication and coordination of RMF’s programs and program sites.</li> <li>Facilitated routine in-country travel of nutrition staff between Juba and different nutrition centers in Ayod and Boma with <span class="caps">UNHAS</span>.</li> <li>Continued <strong>support of high-speed Wi-Fi internet service</strong> in the Juba office, as well as the field sites in Jiech, Boma, Gorwai, and Mogok, to enable easy communication, coordination, and reporting. This was done through maintenance of the equipment and payment of monthly subscription fees.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of RMF’s team to participate in nutrition cluster activities and meetings at national and state levels.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org 30 Students Graduate, 2 Pass with Distinction: Q4 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/02/01/30-students-graduate-2-pass-with-distinction-q4-2018/ 2019-05-20T15:59:02-07:00 2019-02-01T22:00:00-08:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>The two master trainers for the Health eVillages project continued to benefit from the tablets preloaded with medical materials.</li> <li>Continued to support the consultative process in developing policies/guidelines and <strong>strengthening the South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association</strong>.</li> <li>Provided support to the National Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan and project partners in the coordination and implementation of project activities over the reporting period. Support and activities are in line with the approved <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> annual work plan.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of interlinkages with <span class="caps">UNFPA</span>, <span class="caps">MOH</span>, <span class="caps">IMC</span>, and other stakeholders to <strong>guarantee quality assurance</strong> in the implementation of both nursing and midwifery curricula in the diploma program.</li> <li>Coordinated <span class="caps">RMF</span> activities with other organizations and UN agencies supporting the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (<span class="caps">JCONAM</span>) by participating in meetings and conferences.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Encouraging Visit by Dr. Martina Fuchs: Q3 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2019/01/01/encouraging-visit-by-dr-martina-fuchs-q3-2018/ 2019-10-15T08:51:25-07:00 2019-01-01T12:10:00-08:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>Continued to boost hospital operations through in-kind donations.</li> <li>Maintained a high-power generator (purchased and installed earlier this year) for RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>), which can provide support to <span class="caps">JTH</span>, especially the main Operating Theatre when needed.</li> <li>Continued to provide a top-up allowance for one public health officer to support <span class="caps">RMF</span> in <span class="caps">JTH</span> activities.</li> <li>Continued to <strong>support the hospital’s human resource capacity</strong> by paying top-up allowances for eight midwives.</li> <li>Maintained the efficient, prefabricated office space that we previously installed for the Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>) store and pharmaceutical officer next to RMF’s office.</li> <li>Facilitated cleaning of the hospital premises and continued to support <span class="caps">RMF</span> cleaners attached to the Surgical Emergency unit to supplement the few cleaners maintained by the Ministry of Health (<span class="caps">MOH</span>), including procurement of adequate cleaning materials.</li> <li>Continued monitoring and mentorship of trained healthcare professionals on the usage of Health eVillages tablets.</li> <li><strong>Facilitated and coordinated weekly meetings</strong> with the <span class="caps">MOH</span>, Health Link, <span class="caps">HPF</span>, UN agencies, and partners on how to improve services at <span class="caps">JTH</span>.</li> <li>Continued to support high-speed Wi-Fi internet services at RMF’s office on the premises of Juba Teaching Hospital.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs Encourages Team: Q3 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/12/15/q3-2018/ 2019-10-10T11:24:31-07:00 2018-12-15T05:00:00-08:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li><span class="caps">RMF</span> <strong>provided midwife kits to support Juba Teaching Hospital</strong> and other health facilities within South Sudan. This was made possible through our partnership with Direct Relief. <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> students benefit from this equipment during clinical practice at the facilities.</li> <li>Continued <span class="caps">RMF</span> support of basic medical supplies and medications for students.</li> <li>The two college tutors continued to <strong>supervise and mentor the nurses/midwives</strong> provided with Health eVillages preloaded tablets, which in turn has improved patient care in the facility, as healthcare professionals are able to do quick reference checks and provide health education using the devices.</li> <li>Continued to support the consultative process in developing policies/guidelines and strengthening the South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association.</li> <li>The college <strong>continued to house students</strong> from Kajo Keji Health Training Institute due to relocation of the students and teaching staff to Juba because of insecurity in the area. Provided support to the National Ministry of Health, Republic of South Sudan and project partners in the coordination and implementation of project activities over the reporting period. Support and activities are in line with the approved <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> annual work plan.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of interlinkages with <span class="caps">UNFPA</span>, <span class="caps">MOH</span>, <span class="caps">IMC</span>, and other stakeholders to guarantee quality assurance in the implementation of both nursing and midwifery curricula in the diploma program.</li> <li>Coordinated <span class="caps">RMF</span> activities with other organizations and UN agencies supporting the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (<span class="caps">JCONAM</span>) by participating in meetings and conferences.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org An Update on Cholera: July-November 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/12/05/an-update-on-cholera-july-november-2018/ 2018-12-10T07:28:07-08:00 2018-12-05T12:00:00-08:00 [ Read more...]]]> Deanna Boulard info@realmedicinefoundation.org RMF Founder and CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs Visits Field Sites: Q3 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/11/18/12-nutrition-center-sites-helping-thousands-q3-2018/ 2019-03-14T12:01:27-07:00 2018-11-18T15:00:00-08:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>With additional support from <span class="caps">OFDA</span>, <span class="caps">WFP</span>, and <span class="caps">UNICEF</span>, our 12 existing Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (<span class="caps">CMAM</span>) centers were maintained and continued to provide quality, <strong>lifesaving nutrition interventions</strong>.</li> <li>With support from <span class="caps">RMF</span> headquarters, all our <span class="caps">CMAM</span> sites in both Ayod and Boma were fully funded in terms of operating costs throughout the reporting quarter.</li> <li>Facilitated the maintenance of our <span class="caps">CMAM</span> sites in Ayod and Boma throughout the reporting quarter.</li> <li>Supported the operations of all the nutrition centers in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Facilitated the <strong>participation of <span class="caps">RMF</span> in the joint rapid response mechanism mission conducted by <span class="caps">WFP</span> and <span class="caps">UNICEF</span></strong> in Ayod County during the reporting quarter.</li> <li>Procured and provided adequate stationery for the <span class="caps">OTP</span>/SC/<span class="caps">TSFP</span> sites in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Continued to support satellite phone services through payment of monthly subscription fees in those hard to reach areas where <span class="caps">RMF</span> works and where routine phone services are not available. This enhances communication and coordination of RMF’s programs and program sites.</li> <li>Procured and delivered an adequate amount of essential foodstuffs for RMF’s relocated staff members (those recruited from Juba and deployed to Ayod and Boma) where basic commodities are not available.</li> <li><strong>Supported the welfare</strong> of relocated nutrition staff members in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Procured and provided in-kind support (soaps, salt, and sitting mats) for the infant and young child feeding (<span class="caps">IYCF</span>) mother-to-mother support groups at all our sites in both Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Facilitated routine in-country travel of nutrition staff between Juba and different nutrition centers in Ayod and Boma with <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights.</li> <li>Through good coordination with the nutrition cluster, logistics cluster, and others, as well as regular <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights, <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> delivered adequate nutrition supplies</strong> to all our sites in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Continued support of high-speed Wi-Fi internet service in the Juba office, as well as the field sites in Jiech, Boma, Gorwai, and Mogok, to enable easy communication and coordination.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of RMF’s team to participate in coordination activities/meetings at national and state levels.</li> <li>Facilitated the visit of <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> Founder and <span class="caps">CEO</span> Dr. Martina Fuchs</strong> to the country (South Sudan); in addition to our operations in Juba, she visited <span class="caps">RMF</span> field operations in Boma, <strong>inspiring our teams</strong>.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Minister of Health Visits College: Q2 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/10/02/q2-2018/ 2019-10-10T11:21:36-07:00 2018-10-02T08:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>Continued support of college human resources through payment of a South Sudanese national tutor’s salary.</li> <li>Continued paying the monthly salary of a <strong>highly experienced, registered midwife</strong> who is heading the Maternity department of Juba Teaching Hospital (<span class="caps">JTH</span>) and mentoring students from <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> during their clinical practice at the hospital.</li> <li>The <strong>two master trainers</strong> for the Health eVillages project continued to benefit from the tablets preloaded with medical materials.</li> <li>Continued to support the consultative process in developing policies/guidelines and strengthening the South Sudan Nurses and Midwives Association.</li> <li>Continued coordination of <span class="caps">RMF</span> activities and participation in meetings/workshops together with NGOs and UN agencies supporting <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> and other National Health Training Institutes (NHTIs).</li> <li><strong>Provided support to the National Ministry of Health</strong>, Republic of South Sudan and project partners in the coordination and implementation of project activities over the reporting period. Support and activities are in line with the approved <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> annual work plan.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of interlinkages with <span class="caps">UNFPA</span>, <span class="caps">MOH</span>, <span class="caps">IMC</span>, and other stakeholders to guarantee quality assurance in the implementation of both nursing and midwifery curricula in the diploma program.</li> <li><strong>Coordinated <span class="caps">RMF</span> activities with other organizations and UN agencies</strong> supporting the Juba College of Nursing and Midwifery (<span class="caps">JCONAM</span>) by participating in meetings and conferences.</li> <li><strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> keeps the <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> dispensary stocked with essential medicines</strong>; the students and college staff receive medication from <span class="caps">JCONAM</span> for simple medical conditions.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org Six New Operating Sites Established: Q2 2018 http://realmedicinefoundation.org/initiative-reports/south-sudan/archives/2018/10/01/six-new-operating-sites-q2-2018/ 2018-10-23T08:38:28-07:00 2018-10-01T06:00:00-07:00 [ Read more...]]]> <ul> <li>With additional support from <strong><span class="caps">OFDA</span>,</strong> <strong><span class="caps">WFP</span></strong>, and <strong><span class="caps">UNICEF</span></strong> our existing Community Management of Acute Malnutrition (<span class="caps">CMAM</span>) centers were maintained, while 6 additional malnutrition treatment and prevention centers were established, all providing <strong>quality, lifesaving nutrition interventions</strong>.</li> <li>Facilitated the participation of <span class="caps">RMF</span> in the joint rapid response mechanism mission conducted by <span class="caps">WFP</span> and <span class="caps">UNICEF</span> in Ayod County during the reporting quarter.</li> <li>Procured and <strong>provided adequate stationery</strong> for the <span class="caps">OTP</span>/SC/<span class="caps">TSFP</span> sites in Ayod and Boma. In addition, <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> fully procured and transported setup items</strong> using charter flights for the 6 new sites: 4 in Ayod and 2 in Pibor.</li> <li>Procured and delivered an adequate amount of <strong>essential foodstuff for relocated staff members</strong> (those recruited from Juba and deployed to Ayod and Boma) where basic commodities are not available.</li> <li>Supported the welfare of relocated nutrition staff members in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Procured and <strong>provided in-kind support</strong> (soaps, salt, and sitting mats) for the infant and young child feeding (<span class="caps">IYCF</span>) mother-to-mother support groups at all our sites in both Ayod and Boma.</li> <li><strong>Facilitated routine in-country travel</strong> of nutrition staff between Juba and different nutrition centers in Ayod and Boma with <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights.</li> <li>Through good coordination with the nutrition cluster, logistics cluster, and others, as well as regular <span class="caps">UNHAS</span> flights, <strong><span class="caps">RMF</span> delivered adequate nutrition supplies</strong> to all our sites in Ayod and Boma.</li> <li>Continued facilitation of RMF’s team to participate in coordination activities/meetings at national and state levels.</li> <li><span class="caps">IMA</span> World Health provided and delivered the setup items for the outpatient therapeutic program/targeted supplementary feeding program (<span class="caps">OTP</span>/<span class="caps">TSFP</span>) center in Wai.</li> </ul> Odongo Bonny Oryem info@realmedicinefoundation.org