Real Medicine Foundation CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs and our Coordinator of Maternal Child Health programs Cindy Urbanc are just back from the Women Deliver Conference2013http://www.womendeliver.org 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 longterm future.
This year, the conference was held in beautiful and welcoming Malaysia and the theme was “Investing in Girls and Women.” Topics included maternal health, education, child marriage, family planning, poverty, gender equality, and human rights which addressed the concept of investing in girls and women economically, politically, and socially.
Los Angeles, CA – Real Medicine Foundation is proud to announce the launch of its Travel for Real™ program. Through this program, members of the public can participate in deals from hotels, airlines, and other members of the tourist industry – save the world by traveling the world! Private companies that enroll in the Travel for Real™ program agree to donate a percentage of associated profits to the 501c3 organization.
Real Medicine’s debut Travel for Real™program partner is Ace Hotel, which has generously offered 10% of August-September stays at Ace Hotel New York or Ace Hotel & Swim Club in Palm Springs booked with the code “REAL” to be donated directly to Real Medicine. Ace Hotel New York reinvents the urban hotel. Located in Manhattan, its guest rooms are adorned with murals by local and international artists, and feature turntables and guitars, while its lobby scene is a local hub for fashion, music, film, and social events. Ace Hotel & Swim Club is a hotel, spa and resort located in Palm Springs, CA on the grounds of a renovated mid-century modern motel, walking distance from downtown. Why not lie in the lap of luxury as you do your part to change the world?
As we get ready to dive into a new year of challenges we want to pause and take a moment to celebrate all that we have accomplished. All of you have helped us achieve so much, and we give our deep thanks to everyone for their support!
In 2010 we…
We are now reaching over 6 million people in 15 countries across 4 continents.
We have treated hundreds of thousands of patients at our permanent and mobile health clinics in Africa, Asia, and the Americas
In India, Real Medicine Foundation surveyed over 37,000 families and 56,000 children across 500 villages for our Malnutrition Eradication Program with 38,000 counseling sessions held and over 6,000 cases of Severe Acute Malnutrition diagnosed.
In South Sudan, we initiated the First Ever Accredited Nursing and Midwifery College; the first class of 40 students is in full swing.
In Pakistan, we have been peacefully holding the Taliban at bay by providing access to healthcare for 150,000 in the KPK region.
Also in Pakistan, we have treated over 20,000 Flood Victims at our Free Medical Camps.
In Haiti, post earthquake, more than 200 patients were treated per day at our Primary Healthcare Clinic in Port-au-Prince and over $600,000 in medicines and supplies were delivered.
Our free clinic in Haiti provides public access to 24-hour emergency and general healthcare to a community that is home to more than 100,000 displaced persons living in tents.
In the drought regions of Turkana, Kenya, we gave food and water to thousands and provide medical support to a community of 30,000.
In Sri Lanka, India, Kenya, Uganda, more than 1,000 longer term care patients are cared for.
Across Africa and Asia, we support school fees for almost 1,500 children.
We are so grateful to all our followers, supporters and staff and wish everyone a fantastic 2011!
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.
From Google’s official blog yesterday, Google announced at the opening ceremonies of the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) that they would be providing $1 million in charitable grants to support the relief efforts in Pakistan. The announcement mentions Real Medicine along with the 8 other non-profit organizations that Google has chosen to be partners in their first round of support. We again are very thankful and proud that Google has chosen us to be one of their partners in this ongoing relief effort in Pakistan.