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Photo: Dr. Martina C. Fuchs, RMF Founder/CEO, making new friends at the Lwala, Kenya Community Hospital, October 1, 2011
We are so grateful to all our friends, supporters and teams around the world and wish everyone a fantastic 2012!
Having wrapped up another successful we want to pause and say a huge THANK YOU to all of you who supported our work in 2011. You have helped us achieve so much, and we give our deep thanks to everyone for your generosity and support!
In recognition of his work in forging a partnership between Real Medicine and the Nigerian Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Dr. Ufuoma Ejughemre was awarded with the President’s NYSC Honor Service award on December 6th in Abuja, Nigeria.
Dr. Ufuoma was posted to the clinic in Gure during his Nigerian Youth Service corp 1 year medical posting. All doctors in Nigeria participate in the NYSC’s medical volunteering program for one year before there residency at a hospital. The majority of the clinics that NYSC manages are in very rural/underserved areas of Nigeria which are happy to receive the service of young doctors in their communities.
The NYSC program is modeled on a similar service program for doctors in Israel. Dr. Ufuoma initially approached RMF with the idea of a partnership at the clinic in Gure where he was posted during his service and began the collaboration between RMF and NYSC. RMF has filled the gaps in medicine and supplies over the past year at the Gure clinic and has continued it’s role as a partner with the NYSC organization after Dr. Ufuoma had left to begin his residency.
If you were considering donating to a worthy cause in 2010 and taking advantage of the tax benefits of charitable donations, now is your last chance to contribute!
As we look towards new efforts and projects in 2011 it is only through your generous funding that we will be able to continue our long term development projects in some of the poorest areas on this planet.
Sorority Row movie download Makoko is a shantytown in Lagos State with an estimated population of 50,000 people. The majority live in wooden huts built on stilts sunk into the dark waters of the Lagos lagoon. Makoko waterside inhabitants are mainly fishermen, who go out to fish in the night and stay indoors during the day, while the women take the fish to sell in the market or to dry. The maximum family income is about $50/month. The vast majority lives on less than $1 a day. The social infrastructure in Makoko is very poor. The mainland does not have good roads, the area lacks potable water and the waterside is devoid of a sewage disposal system. This results in high morbidity from malaria, diarrhea and other infectious diseases. To reduce the high morbidity and mortality, medical volunteers in conjunction with the Nigerian Red Cross organized a free clinic for children under the age of five years in 2001.
This clinic also provided care for the children in the motherless babies’ home being run by the Nigerian Red Cross in the area. The clinic was shut down the following year because of lack of support from other stakeholders.