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Amref participates in the First Lake Region Economic Bloc International Health Investment Conference


Amref Health Africa in Kenya was among key actors and stakeholders discussing various perspectives in policy formulation and investment in the Lake Region Economic Bloc Inaugural International Health Investment Conference. The Lake Region Economic Bloc is made up of 13 counties namely: Bomet, Bungoma, Busia, Homabay, Kakamega, Kericho, Kisii,...

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Amref, EABL Foundation commission Kiaoni Borehole in Makueni County


To mark the 2017 World Water Day, Amref Health Africa in Kenya and the East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) Foundation commissioned the Kiaoni borehole in Kanthuni Sub-County, Makueni County, Kenya, on Monday, 20 March. The project, funded by EABL Foundation, and implemented by Amref Health Africa, is in line...

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Amref Health Africa turns 60


Staff from Amref Health Africa came together to launch the Amref 60 anniversary celebrations today at the Amref Flying Doctors Hangar in Wilson Airport, Nairobi, Kenya.   The event was officially opened by Dr Bettina Vadera, the CEO and Medical Director of Amref Flying Doctors (AFD). “As we celebrate...

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Community health workers in Kenya need pay


In 2015, Brian Sepashina received a distress call to help save a pregnant woman’s life in Laramatas village in Kajiado County. The woman had been in labour for some hours and the traditional birth attendant who was handling her case had run out of ‘wisdom’ to help out. “I...

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Africa Health Agenda 2017 International Conference Communiqué


Declaration on Accelerating the Achievement of a Healthier Africa Nairobi, Kenya, 5-9 March 2017 We, the organisers, keynote speakers, panelists, scientists and researchers, leaders from government, multilateral agencies, the private sector, civil society, development partners, youth delegates, advocates for health and the media, came together at the Africa Health...