In a significant shift from tradition, Maasai elders in Loitoktok, in Kenya’s Kajiado County, yesterday blessed 363 girls who had chosen to forgo traditional female genital as a rite of initiation into womanhood. Instead the girls went through an alternative rite of passage ceremony that saw them graduate to womanhood with their cultural dignity intact, but without having to undergo the harmful cut.
Amref Salud Africa signs an agreement with the Council of Tenerife to promote health systems in Senegal
Amref Salud Africa (Amref Health Africa in Spain) signed an agreement with the Council of Tenerife and the University of La Laguna to reinforce health systems in Senegal, and avoid the prevalence of tropical diseases in some areas of the country.
The Council of Governors (COG) has today signed an MOU with health NGO Amref Health Africa to support health care development in the counties.
The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity, now the African Union.
Amref Health Africa has today unveiled an mHealth solution, LEAP, that seeks to revolutionise the way training of community-based health workers is conducted in Kenya and beyond. In Kenya, a community health worker receives basic initial training on health service delivery which almost always marks the end to any kind of health training throughout the life of the community health worker.