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Human Rights Violations Persist

Returns to South Sudan are Not Supported

Despite the ceasefire and signature of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS) on September 11, 2018, it has been concluded that the UNHCR “cannot facilitate, promote or otherwise organize returns to South Sudan.” A reduction in overall violence has been noted; however, South Sudan remains the most dangerous place in the world to conduct humanitarian work, has the highest rate of maternal mortality, and high rates of physical and sexual violence against women and children persist.

Systematic...

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Article Investigating Near-Miss Events

International Journal of Women’s Health

Co-authored by RMF Founder and CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs, along with Fekadu Mazengia Alemu, Dr. Taban Martin Vitale, and Dr. Mergani Abdalla Mohamed Salih, “Severe Maternal Morbidity (near-miss) and its correlates in the world’s newest nation: South Sudan” was recently published in the International Journal of Women’s Health. The paper analyzes the frequency and causes of near-miss events at RMF-supported Juba Teaching Hospital, recorded through a cross-sectional study conducted from from March 20 to June 12, 2016.

This original research and peer-reviewed article are part of RMF’s efforts to...

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New Year Festival Celebration

YOU’RE INVITED!

RMF-supported Palathuduwa Preschool, located in Tangalle, Sri Lanka, is pleased to be celebrating the Sinhala and Tamil New Year once more. The teachers cordially invite RMF’s staff and supporters to join us for the event.

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RMF Urban Health Center Anniversary

Featured in the Kavre Post

On March 6, 2019, the RMF Urban Health Center in Lakainey, Namo Buddha of Kavre District, Nepal celebrated the first anniversary of its establishment. Namo Buddha Deputy Mayor Ram Devi Tamang was the chief guest, and other distinguished guests included the ward chairperson, chief executive officer of the municipality, teachers, health post managers, and social leaders. A large number of community members were present. RMF Nepal Program Manager Ganesh Kumar Shrestha traveled from Kathmandu to attend the event, and journalists from the Kavre Post and local FM radio stations reported...

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The February 2019 issue of the South Sudan Medical Journal has been published by our partners at The Juba Link.

Featured Article

Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV: knowledge, attitudes and practice among pregnant women at Juba Teaching Hospital

“Mother-to-child transmission (MTCT) of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) accounts for 90% of infancy and childhood HIV infections; hence prevention has a big impact in controlling the spread of HIV within this group.”

Learn more about this topic on SSMJ’s website.

Learn more about RMF’s work at Juba Teaching Hospital in South Sudan on our...

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Year-End Concert

You Are Invited

Every year, RMF-supported Palathuduwa Preschool holds a year-end concert. The teachers cordially invite RMF’s staff and supporters to attend. The event will be held at the preschool building on December 1, 2018 at 9:00 AM.

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The November 2018 issue of the South Sudan Medical Journal has been published by our partners at The Juba Link.

You can view and download the journal as a PDF below. To view the articles on the web, click the links below.

Editorials

Keeping an eye on Ebola Virus Disease in South Sudan

News, Reports and Policy

Obituaries

Call for Submissions

Neonatal resuscitation chart

Clinical Guidance

How to repair a vesico-vaginal fistula

Research

Knowledge of type 2 diabetes mellitus and adherence to management guidelines: a cross-sectional study in Juba, South Sudan

Knowledge, attitude and willingness to accept Caesarean section among...

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A new call center for refugees and asylum seekers is set up and operational in Kampala, Uganda. The center will receive and respond to calls from persons of concern.

Communication System Launched in Uganda

Receiving and responding to calls from refugees

The UNHCR published a press release noting that UNHCR and its partners have successfully piloted a Feedback, Referral and Resolution Mechanism (FRRM) in Nakivale and Kiryandongo. The helpline is operational as of October 10.

The new inter-agency Feedback, Referral and Resolution Mechanism (FRRM) will augment the existing information sharing system in refugee settlements and provide...

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Childhood Malnutrition Eradication Program

Success Story Featured in local hindi news

The goal of RMF’s Childhood Malnutrition Eradication Program is to reduce the prevalence of underweight children under 5 years old and to reduce child mortality from malnutrition by strengthening communities and village-level government facilities’ capacity to identify, treat, and prevent malnutrition.

Baby Ravindra was identified by Community Nutrition Educator Namrata as malnourished due to a cleft lip preventing him from breastfeeding. CNE Namrata counseled his mother and Ravindra was immediately referred and admitted to Nutritional Rehabilitation Centre Pati where he received successful treatment and recovered.

Ravindra’s story was featured...

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