Amref Health Africa is the continent’s leading health development organisation, founded and headquartered in Kenya. Amref Health Africa began 60 years ago as the Flying Doctors of East Africa to provide critical medical assistance to remote communities in East Africa. Today, Amref Health Africa works with the most vulnerable African communities through its country programmes in Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda, and its Southern and West Africa regional hubs.
With its laboratory, clinical outreach and training programmes, Amref Health Africa reaches more than 35 countries across the continent. The organisation’s work is supported by 11 offices in North America and Europe.
Amref Health Africa has over half a century of experience in delivering health care and building health systems in Africa and supports those at the heart of the communities, particularly women and children, to bring about lasting health improvement. Amref Health Africa works with these communities to build their knowledge, skills and means to improve their health (including health systems strengthening and capacity building). To do this, partnership and networking are key elements of Amref Health Africa’s approach.
Amref Health Africa is currently on an exciting journey and has just finalised its strategy for the next five years (2018 -2022).
The three overarching pillars in the strategy include: