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Amref Health Africa turns 60

21/03/2017

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

15/03/2017

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

09/03/2017

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...

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Global Fund Chief of Staff visits Amref Project in Nairobi

09/03/2017

The Chief of Staff at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, Dr Marijke Wijnroks paid a visit to the Medical Mission of Mary Health Centre in Mukuru kwa Njenga slum, Embakasi in Nairobi, to check on the progress of the Centre. The Amref Health Africa...

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Pushing the maternal health agenda through partnerships and innovation

07/03/2017

Amref Health Africa and PharmAccess have joined forces in an innovative partnership called i-PUSH. The partnership aims to improve access to better health care for 100,000 women and their families in Kenya through mobile phones. i-PUSH was officially unveiled on Tuesday evening at the Radisson Blu poolside in an...