About Realizing Global Health
What We Believe
At RGH we believe that safe, quality health care delivery can be realized now, worldwide. But only when every country can establish and maintain an effective, self-reliant health system. Global health progress shows we have the knowledge and technology to prevent millions of deaths. We just need a health system that can deliver quality healthcare consistently and efficiently. We know how. Let’s get it done!
Our Mission is to assist our clients to develop sustainable and self-reliant health systems that realize the right to health for every human being in every country.
Our Vision is to help our clients develop self-reliant sustainable health systems so everyone everywhere can access quality health care.
Our Focus is on helping our clients develop sustainable and self-reliant health systems by strengthening the health system from the bottom up.
Our Philosophy is based on our belief that in order to make a difference in global health, you have to do things differently. As represented by the photos on our home page:
We believe in the Power of One person to make a difference and achieve sustainable results for everyone, everywhere, every day. For that reason, we have developed a unique blended experiential training and coaching approach to empower health professionals to improve their performance. We assist with building upon their experience to better ensure the delivery of quality healthcare according to international standards.
We believe in rapid results in improving healthcare delivery, based on our experience adapting Six Sigma, LEAN and other tools developed for managing health facilities. Therefore, we have developed RGH100 that transforms a clinic or health center in just 100 days, whereas as most global health projects take many years. RGH100 ensures the delivery of quality health care to every person in the coverage area of each facility. By strengthening each facility, we help build an efficient network of community-based health centers and hospitals particularly in low and middle-income countries.
We believe in partnerships allow for effective cooperation, collaboration and communication with and among every stakeholder of a country’s health system – from government officials, to donors, academia, non-governmental organizations – to public and private doctors and other healthcare workers providing the services. Together we save lives. Together.
We believe in applying the principles of the Paris Declaration on Aid Effectiveness: ownership, harmonization, alignment, management by results and accountability.
The History of RGH
It started with the power of one…
Realizing Global Health (RGH) began when Dr. Beracochea established MIDEGO in 2005. The name MIDEGO represented the first two letters of the words Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), and was a symbol of her belief that the MDGs were achievable.
She founded our company based on the belief that global health organizations and donors needed to partner with developing nations to achieve the MDGs using innovative and more effective, rapid and sustainable global health assistance solutions that she had created.
She also believed that one person can and must make a difference and to demonstrate that she wrote the book “Health for All NOW” (HFAN) (RGH2007-2012- 2015). HFAN is a story based on a composite of many successful leaders that she trained and coached throughout her career who learned to defy the odds and made quality healthcare for all possible in their respective areas of influence. Since 2007, HFAN and its new editions, have inspired thousands of health professionals worldwide to apply the HFAN principles and program and achieve lasting results making the best of existing and additional resources.
Our company grew with a worldwide plan…
The plan was to change how the business of global health assistance worked to improve how healthcare is delivered faster, more efficiently and effectively at countrywide scale.
And here we are today…
Now 10 years later, Realizing Global Health (RGH) continues evolving and growing to meet the global health challenges of the Post-2015 agenda. We strive to go beyond the new health targets of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and help realize a new more effective global health assistance architecture and progressively achieve sustainable results.
In the spirit of the unfinished MDG agenda and as a response to our continuing belief in the right to health of every human being and that our world already has the tools and knowledge to stop millions of preventable deaths, we work to empower our clients to use effective tools and the latest medical knowledge and best practices to develop self-reliant and sustainable health systems that provide quality health care to everyone, everywhere, every day.
The RGH Logo Explained
The RGH Logo
A health system comprises three levels that need to be strong and interdependent: primary care facilities provide the foundation; secondary care and educational institutions comprise the second level; government sets policy at the top. Professionals at all levels must be ready to collaborate, coordinate, and effectively share knowledge. This approach transforms a health system into a sustainable health system. But there are often gaps in every system that affect the country’s health programs and prevent them from running smoothly and improving the healthcare delivery process. RGH has solutions, including the RGH100, to help partners fill-in these gaps to make the system work better together, and become more efficient and sustainable.