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January 7: Martina Fuchs
Inspired by lessons learned after working for months in the tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka, Dr. Martina C. Fuchs created the Real Medicine Foundation providing support to people living in disaster and poverty stricken areas struggling to rebuild their lives.
Martina Fuchs 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, California; Dr. Félix Bulnes Hospital, Santiago de Chile, Chile, among others. She holds a PhD in pediatric psychiatry and graduated magna cum laude from Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany. She holds a fellowship in pediatric intensive care and is also trained in alternative medicine. Martina Fuchs has hosted the TV show Guardian Angels, MD on TLC.
Dr. Fuchs founded the Real Medicine Foundation in May 2005 inspired by lessons learned after working for months in the tsunami relief efforts in Sri Lanka. She established a children’s clinic in an area devastated by the tsunami and realized that even though aid for immediate needs often is provided, people’s lives remain shattered long after physical trauma is no longer an issue.
Real Medicine Foundation provides humanitarian support to people living in disaster and poverty stricken areas — providing immediate relief as well as longer term development support. This includes medical/ physical, emotional, educational, social and economic support.
Real Medicine forms partnerships with individuals and existing organizations throughout the world, creating effective models and sustainable solutions that can be applied globally. Projects are in Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Southern Sudan, Uganda; India, Indonesia, Myanmar/Burma, Pakistan, Sri Lanka; Armenia; the United States, Haiti and Peru.