Amref Health Africa through the Institute of Capacity Development today signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Aga Khan Foundation East Africa. The overall goal of Aga Khan Foundation is to improve the quality of life. The partnership seeks to attain this through provision of quality health care.
“We have to think about how health affects quality of life and the poverty statistics,” stated Dr Githinji Gitahi, the Group CEO of Amref Health Africa.According to a report by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, 86% o Read More
The First Lady’s Beyond Zero in partnership with Amref Health Africa in Kenya and other partners launched the integrated Medical Safari, an initiative geared towards achieving Universal Health Coverage. Speaking during the launch at Narok Stadium in Narok County, the First Lady HE Mrs Margaret Kenyatta urged Narok residents to enrol into the National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF) and Linda Mama programme emphasising her commitment to contribute to the President's mission of Universal Health Coverage by conducting medical safaris across the country. "We have committed to remain responsibRead More
Amref Health Africa in Kenya in partnership with KELIN and the Ministry of Health through the National Tuberculosis, Leprosy and Lung disease Program (NTLD-Program), with support from the Global Fund (GF) plan to conduct sensitisation of 100 lawyers on Tuberculosis (TB) and human rights in the months of October and November 2018. Details at>> EOIRead More
Kenya is experiencing an upsurge in the prevalence of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) with current estimates showing that NCDs account for a third of the of disease burden. Cardiovascular diseases, including hypertension, heart attacks, and stroke, account for most NCD related deaths in Kenya, followed by cancers, chronic lung diseases and diabetes. Majority of NCDs are the result of four behavioural risk factors: tobacco use, physical inactivity, unhealthy diets and harmful use of alcohol.
Statistics from the World Health OrgRead More
Unsung Heroes Championing Primary Health Care Services Amref Health Africa has long recognised the value and pivotal role of Community Health Workers (CHWs) in creating lasting health change in Africa by supporting the delivery of primary health care services. CHWs provide health education and referrals for a wide range of services, and provide communities, families and individuals information on and access to preventive health measures. By identifying community members in need of care, thereby promoting early initiation of treatment, preventing or delaying the emergenceRead More
Amref Health Africa invites applications for pre-qualification from interested vendors (including current suppliers) for the supply of goods, works and services to the organisation for the period January 1, 2019 to December 31, 2020. Download>> Prequalification of Suppliers for Goods Services and Works 2019-2020 to apply.Read More
WASTE, Amref Flying Doctors and Aqua for All are working together on local sanitation market development through the FINISH model (Financial Inclusion Improves Sanitation & Health). Through health awareness creation, demand creation, sanitation marketing, financial inclusion and loans, as well as mason and business training, we ensure that:
The costs of accessing malaria diagnosis and treatment services have largely reduced in the malaria endemic Lake Counties since community health workers (CHWs) started offering services in the communities. This has been revealed through an evaluation carried out by Amref Health Africa and the Ministry of Health in Bungoma, Busia, Homabay, Kakamega, Kisii, Kisumu, Migori, Nyamira, Siaya and Vihiga counties. These findings were presented in an end-term evaluation of the Global Fund Malaria Project implemented through 16 sub recipients in the period of 2012 to 2017 with the objective of assRead More