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Amref Group CEO discusses role of private sector in health at Japan G7 meeting


…Dr Githinji Gitahi speaks at the G7 Kobe Health Ministers’ Meeting on September 10, 2016 8 September 2016 Dr Githinji Gitahi, the Group CEO of Amref Health Africa, spoke at a meeting during the G7 Kobe Health Ministers’ Meeting Side Event on Saturday, September 10, 2016. He presented his...

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Kenya hosts 12th ECSASON scientific conference …


Over 700 nurses and midwives from 16 Africa countries meet in Nairobi 5 September 2016…Nairobi will from September 7-9, 2016 host the 12th ECSACON biennial conference, a platform for nursing healthcare professionals to share experiences, research findings and foster networks and linkages that can help to improve health outcomes...

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Exploring New Frontiers for Health Partnership


Amref Health Africa hosts Japanese investors to explore potential areas of collaboration Amref Health Africa this morning hosted a delegation of Japanese investors under the Japan Centre for International Exchange (JCIE) to discuss opportunities for partnerships to improve health services in Africa. The delegation included representatives from pharmaceuticals, manufacturers...

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Elders Bless Girls who Chose to Skip the Cut


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.

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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.