Real Medicine Foundation in Turkana, Kenya: A Documentary

Our new 15 minute documentary film covers both the history of Real Medicine and highlights our medical and relief work in Turkana, Kenya. This film features incredible on the ground footage of our relief efforts in Turkana, footage of our founder Dr. Martina Fuchs in action, and an interview with New York Times author Jeffrey Gettleman whose article inspired our work in Turkana.  A very special thanks to the whole RMF production team, but especially George Papuashvili, who tirelessly donated both his time and talents to producing this moving documentary for RMF.  Remember to have your YouTube viewer set to High Definition to enjoy this film as it was meant to be seen.

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Even in a good year life in the Turkana region in Kenya is precarious but a devastating drought has been sweeping this part of the country for years and pushing malnutrition rates well past emergency thresholds.  Some villages haven’t seen rain in years.    Inspired by a September 7th, 2009 NY Times article, written by Jeffrey Gettleman, which highlighted the life threatening impact of the drought in Northern Kenya, Real Medicine Foundation was called to action to coordinate a supply chain for water and food aid and medical support to the region. Dr. Martina Fuchs, RMF Founder and CEO, followed up on the ground just days later to oversee the food distribution and provide medical treatments.  We gathered every resource at our disposal to gather water, food and medical relief to these children and families.

Now a year later and through our partnership with Share International (SI), the new Real Medicine Foundation – Share International Health Program has been operating successfully since December 2009 delivering primary healthcare and much needed healthcare services to Lodwar and the surrounding areas and remote villages.

For more information about our Turkana Relief Project please visit here.

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RMF’s own Carly Panchura explains the foundation’s origins

As a new blog volunteer for the Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) and a fan of  YouTube, I took to searching it the other day for related video on RMF. Lo and behold, there was more to choose from than expected. I particularly liked this one with Carly, as it does a good job of explaining the <still brief!> history of the foundation.

It is truly inspirational how one motivated pediatrician’s instinct to hop on a plane to Sri Lanka to help in a disaster has turned into a foundation spanning  a dozen+ countries.

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Living Death the movie I believe it was Gandhi who said “Be the change that you want to see in the world.”  This foundation — and especially its founder, Dr. Martina Fuchs — is a testament to that philosophy.

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