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'From one clinic to global NGO ' - history and work of the Real Medicine Foundation

Thursday, June 14, 2012 - 16:30 to 17:30

Time: 4.30 - 5.30 pm
Venue: Manson Lecture Theatre, LSHTM, Keppel Street

Dr. Martina Fuchs, Founder and CEO of Real Medicine Foundation, will speak about the challenges she faced while leading Real Medicine Foundation on its remarkable journey from a small clinic in Sri Lanka to a global NGO covering 15 countries across 4 continents and how Real Medicine Foundation is "Reinventing Medicine."

The talk will be followed by a question and answer and discussion session where Dr. Fuchs would be happy to offer students advice on how to get into involved in humanitarian relief work.

This talk is organised by Caitlin McQuilling, LIDC student member from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine.

This is an open (and free) event with no registration necessary.

About the speaker:
Dr. Martina C. Fuchs is the Founder and CEO of the Real Medicine Foundation. She is a physician, specialized in pediatrics, who has worked and trained at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany; Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, United States; Dr. Félix Bulnes Hospital, Santiago de Chile, Chile, among others. She holds a PhD in pediatric psychiatry from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany, holds a fellowship in pediatric intensive care, and is trained in alternative medicine as well. Martina Fuchs has hosted the TV series Guardian Angels, MD on TLC and was recently honored with Lifetime's Remarkable Woman award.

About Real Medicine Foundation:
The Real Medicine Foundation (RMF) is an international humanitarian organization, which provides humanitarian support to communities living in disaster, post-war, and poverty stricken areas, and continues to help communities long after the world’s spotlight has faded. We believe that "real" medicine is focused on the person as a whole by providing medical/physical, emotional, economic and social support. Programs addressing some of the developing world's most important issues, such as maternal and infant mortality, malaria, HIV/AIDS, and malnutrition are part of RMF’s commitment to treating the whole person and providing sustainable, integrated solutions. Driven by a focus on "one child at a time," and leveraging a streamlined organizational structure, in just six years RMF has grown to operate in 15 countries in four continents around the world and has aligned with governments, international agencies, and most importantly local communities to reach those most in need.