Amref Health Africa is targeting to train at least 8,000 midwives in the next three years in a move aimed at improving maternal health for at least four million women across the continent every year. This is in addition to more than 7,000 midwives already trained under its Stand Up for African Mothers campaign launched three years ago.
Malaria remains a big public health challenge and a leading cause of death, with 400,000 deaths annually across the globe. Africa is the most affected continent in this respect, bearing 91% of all malaria deaths and a similar percentage of malaria cases.
Amref Health Africa congratulates Ms Nice Nailantei Leng’ete for having been selected to participate in the 2016 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders.
In the year 2014, the World Economic Forum estimated that it would take up to the year 2095 to achieve global gender parity. This was later adjusted to 2133 in view of continuing global challenges decelerating the gains.
Tuberculosis (TB) remains a public health challenge in developing countries. Worldwide in 2014, World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that 9 million people developed TB with Kenya contributing about 89,000 TB cases. Kenya is ranked 15th among the 22 high TB burden countries making the risk of infection transmission high....