This photo exhibition made by Amref Health Africa shows powerful and inspiring Community Health Workers.

Each of them asks their own Minister to firmly embed their role in the renewed Primary Health Care Declaration.

Globally, 400 million people lack access to primary health care services

Community Health Workers bridge the gap between their communities and the formal health system. They want to ensure no one is left behind and everyone has access to quality and affordable primary health care. 

Astana’s renewed commitment to Primary Health Care needs to recognise the vital role of Community Health Workers. Universal Health Coverage remains a distant dream without substantial investment in Community Health Workers. 

Amref Health Africa advocates together with others for the recognition and remuneration of Community Health Workers.

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Amref’s campaign for Community Health Workers


This campaign is part of Amref’s contribution to the Health Systems Advocacy Partnership, financed by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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.


Photo credits: Joost Bastmeijer & Kevin Gitonga