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Lennox Yieke

Global health agenda promoted at expense of Africa

Lennox Yieke 22/02/2017

Health is today viewed as a key aspect of human and economic development. This is a view championed by the United Nations after Member States endorsed the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 2015 as a blueprint of the global development agenda through to 2030. SDG 3 (good health...

Joachim Osur

Financing health in Africa: the time to reflect is now

Joachim Osur 22/02/2017

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to only 12 per cent of the world’s population but accounts for 22 per cent of the total global disease burden and 68 per cent of people living with HIV/Aids. Out of approximately 800 women who die each day worldwide due to pregnancy and childbirth...

Marie Kinyanjui

Face-to-face with a mother in labour

Marie Kinyanjui 28/07/2014

The strength of a woman is not only seen by the decisions she makes or the authority she portrays in top management, but also in this one place, the delivery room…dum dum duuuumm!!! Brace yourself! I got an opportunity to work closely with the Amref Virtual Training School team...

Betty Muriuki

How I lost my marbles (temporarily)

Betty Muriuki 25/01/2013

I have recently returned from a visit to Amref Health Africa’s programmes in South Omo. I must confess that at one point during the visit I was quite convinced that before we try to reconnect anyone with their health systems, we must find someone to reconnect Amref with its...

Gaye Agesa

The journey to ensuring ‘Zero AIDS related deaths’

Gaye Agesa 03/12/2012

Eight percent of the children under 5 who die in sub-Saharan Africa die from AIDS, and 19 percent of all people living with HIV/AIDS are children. AIDS has affected and infected many lives. But through the years, science has taught us not to despair because it is an epidemic...

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