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Amref Health Africa (global) and the Amref Health Africa office in Spain received the Princess of Asturias Award for International Cooperation in Oviedo, Spain at a ceremony officiated by the King of Spain Felipe VI. The award was received by Amref Health Africa Group Chief Executive Officer Dr Githinji Gitahi, Chair of the Amref Spain Board Álvaro Rengifo and Amref´s End FGM/C Ambassador Ms Nice Nailantei Leng’ete.
Throughout the week leading up to the award ceremony, the Amref Health Africa team was involved in a numberRead More
Improving Nutrition of Refugee Children in Uganda
Amref Health Africa in Uganda, with support from Amref Health Africa in Germany and funding from Sternstunden, has started a supplementary school feeding program for refugee children hosted in the Adjumani district of Uganda. The project started following the high influx of refugees from South Sudan into Adjumani district which is currently hosting nearly 225,251 nationals and 215,312 refugees of whom 61% are children. Adjumani has 35 primary schoolsRead More
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Partnership to improve health and livelihood for 500,000 people
Today, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) celebrated the launch of a partnership with Amref Health Africa that will sustainably improve the health and enable the economic empowerment of more than 500,000 people living in communities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda through improved access to safe water and sanitation as well as economic empowerment through income generating opportunities.The partnership will sustainably improve the health and enable the economic empowerment of more than 500,000 people living in communities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Ugan Read MorePersonal Stories
Building Local Capacity: Aneno’s Journey to the National Laboratory
When Aneno Irene Oriech obtained her Uganda Certificate of Education from YY Okot Memorial College in 2005 in Masindi, she dreamt of becoming laboratory technician. The career path that Aneno was to take is a science discipline which required both practical and theoretical training.
The youthful and ambitious Aneno, who is from Eastern Equatorial State, joined Maltesa School of Medical Laboratory Technicians in Rumbek, where she studied her dream course and obtained a certificate in medical laboratory technology in 2009.Read MorePersonal Stories
Christine Akello’s Story
AKELLO CHRISTINE 28 years of age is a qualified enrolled midwife working in a remote sub county of Lalogi where the Health Center 1V she works in is located and it is about 145 kms from Gulu Town. Christine, just like most of the affected persons from the northern part of Uganda, suffered from the LRA atrocities that caused socio economic and psychological setbacks twenty years ago.
Christine was determined to excel in her studies with the intention to come back home to support the rehabilitation of the tattered health sector. She strongly fRead MorePersonal Stories
Renewed hope for fistula survivors in Eastern Uganda
Inspired by the fistula repair programme initiated by Amref Health Africa as a part of Uganda’s Staying Alive Project, women in the Teso Region of Eastern Uganda have come together to form a support group to help them come to terms with their new lifestyles, as well as improve their livelihoods since their reparative surgeries.
Based in Kateta in the Serere District, the Aipecitoi Women’s group brings together resources from each member to help develop small-scale income generating activities and encourage stRead MorePersonal Stories
Improved health for Nabirye's family
Nabirye Mary, a 35 year old married woman resides in Njeru Village in Nakitoma sub-county, Nakasongola district, Uganda. She is one of the community members reached by Village Health Teams (VHTs), trained by Amref Health Africa, through door to door mobilisation. She is a mother of three children - 10 month old twins and a four year old boy. Mary’s children frequently suffered from diarrhoea and malaria which was caused by her poor sanitation methods. When the VHT approached her in June 2011, sheRead More