Women throughout Africa continue to die in pregancy and childbirth at unacceptable rates. That's why Amref Health Africa has launched the Stand Up for African Mothers campaign, aimed at training 15 000 midwives by 2015. ... Read more
The announcement that GSK’s malaria vaccine candidate has passed a major step by receiving a positive opinion from the European Medicines Agency is indeed worthy of celebration, especially so for the thousands of children who are living with the risk of malaria across sub-Saharan Africa and the world. ... Read more
Amref Health Africa in Canada will lead a $29.3 million five-year project to improve the health of mothers and their children in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania, $24.9 million of which is provided by the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD). ... Read more
Amref Health Africa, the largest health development agency in Africa, has announced the appointment of a new Chief Executive Officer, Dr Githinji Gitahi, at the global headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. ... Read more
Dr Githinji Gitahi joined Amref Health Africa as our global CEO on June 1, 2015. He began his career as an MD practicing in Obstetrics and Gynecology, and also holds a Masters in Business Administration with a Major in Marketing.
In this Q&A conversation, Dr. Gitahi talks about the role of innovation and entrepreneurship in building lasting and sustainable health change.
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Amref Health Africa joins the international community in commemorating the International Day of the African Child, marked every year on June 16. While on this day we remember the black children massacred in Soweto, South Africa in 1976 for demanding their right to quality education under the apartheid regime, it is also the day that the African Union has set aside to promote children’s rights in Africa. ... Read more
More than 6.9 million people reached
324,078 people trained in basic and specialized health care