Regional offices in North America

Amref Health Africa USA
4 West 43rd Street
2nd Floor
New York, NY 10036
Tel: +212-768-2440
Fax: +212-768-4230

Amref Health Africa Canada
489 College St. Suite 403
Toronto, Ontario
Canada M6G 1A5
Tel: +416 961 6981
Fax: +416 961 6984


In 1957, Michael Wood, one of the three founding surgeons of AMREF consulted the famous Dr Albert Schweitzer at his Leprosy Mission Hospital in Lambarene, West Africa. How, he asked can we serve the 80% of rural Africans who live beyond the reach of urban medical facilities? "Use the tools of our time," was his answer. Aeroplanes and radios were the tools of that time and became the framework of AMREF.