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.
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...
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.
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...
The February 2019 issue of the South Sudan Medical Journal has been published by our partners at The Juba Link.
“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...
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.
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.
News, Reports and Policy
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.
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...
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...
“The Cash Working Group (CWG) coordinates the implementation of Cash Transfer Programmes in Uganda. As of June 2018, 9 organisations reported ongoing cash activities in 11 Settlements.
To date the CWG has disbursed 16.74 million in cash transfers to 319,412 beneficiaries. The largest proportion of cash (81%) was disbursed in order to meet food needs while a relatively smaller proportion was provided for multipurpose cash (12%), livelihoods (6%) and Wash Support (1%). Overall, almost 100% of the targets for planned cash disbursements was achieved apart from Palrionya, Bidibidi and Kyangwali...