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Astrazeneca Launches Healthy Heart Africa Programme to Address Hypertension in Africa

07/11/2014

AstraZeneca has today launched a programme aimed at tackling the burden of hypertension in Africa. Healthy Heart Africa is designed in consultation and collaboration with non-governmental and community based organisations, international organisations, health experts and governments to support local health systems by increasing awareness of the symptoms and risks...

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Good for health, good for business

06/11/2014

Why would a global corporation reinvest 20 percent of its profits from developing countries back into training health workers? It’s simple. Health workers are the driver of health systems. That’s why five years ago, health care company GlaxoSmithKline decided to reinvest 20 percent of its profits from least developed...

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Empowering communities to improve maternal newborn and child health

06/11/2014

This BCC toolkit is particularly designed to guide organised groups within communities in Makueni County on how to influence both women and men in their midst to drop habits that expose mothers, children and newborns to ill health, and while at it, acquire practices that will help to reduce...

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UNFPA and Amref Health Africa seal Partnership to Boost the Health of Africa’s Women and Children

23/10/2014

The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today reaffirmed its commitment to a partnership with Amref Health Africa aimed at improving the health of women and children in Africa. Speaking at the exchange of a signed Memorandum of Understanding that makes Amref Health Africa an implementing partner for UNFPA in...

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Ugandan Government Honours Esther Madudu

23/10/2014

Esther Madudu, the face of the Amref Health Africa’s Stand Up for African Mothers Campaign has been recognised by the Ugandan Ministry of Health for her exemplary performance and commitment to work as a midwife. The Minister for Health, Dr Elioda Tumwesigye, handed over the Outstanding Achievement Award 2013/2014...