Uganda

A woman holds a baby.102.3 people die of malaria per 100,000. In Canada, the rate is 0. (2010 Global Burden of Disease)

 

A woman pumps water in Uganda.11.4 women die in pregnancy or child birth for every 100,000 live births. In Canada, the rate is 0.1. (2010 Global Burden of Disease)
 

A woman stands with two children.1,494 children per 100,000 die before they reach the age of five. In Canada, that number is 116. (2010 Global Burden of Disease)

 

In the rural Luwero region of Uganda, Amref Health Africa in Canada is training community and other health care workers to prevent and treat malaria, one of the deadliest diseases for pregnant women, babies and young children.

Make Your Shot Count

Published: 16 October 2014 Sean Power

Rexall and Amref Health Africa have teamed up this flu season to deliver life-saving vaccines to children who need them most. When Canadians visit Rexall for a FluShot, a donation will be made to Amref Health Africa’s immunization program in rural and hard-to-reach communities in northern Uganda. Read more

Rexall Launches ‘Shot For Shot’ Helping Deliver Life-Saving Vaccines to Children in Need

Published: 22 October 2014 Sean Power

This flu season, Rexall is partnering with Amref Health Africa to launch ‘Shot For Shot’, a campaign committed to providing life-saving vaccinations to children that need it most. For every flu shot administered by a Rexall pharmacist, Rexall will make a donation towards delivering vaccines to northern Uganda where vaccination rates are well below World Health Organization targets. Read more

Combatting Malaria Outbreaks: Nets for Children in Africa

Published: 17 September 2014 Sean Power

African countries, including Uganda, Kenya and Ethiopia, account for nearly 90% of malaria deaths worldwide. This is mostly due to lack of resources. Read more

Global Changemaker Conrad Koczorowski

Published: 12 September 2014 Sean Power

How does a political science major who grew up in frosty northern Ontario end up jetting off to Sub-Saharan Africa? For Lakehead grad Conrad Koczorowski (BA'08), travelling to Uganda to improve the health of mothers and children was something he felt compelled to do. He arrived there in June 2013 for a six-month internship with Amref Health Africa (formerly the African Medical and Research Foundation). Read more

E-learning boosts medical training

Published: 07 July 2014 Sean Power

Amref Health Africa in Uganda is training midwives using E-learning tools. Electronic learning (e-learning) refers to learning delivered using electronic means through internet, intranet or CD-ROM to access the education curriculum outside of a traditional classroom. Read more

AMREF Through Canadian Eyes

Published: 25 February 2014 Sean Power

Ten young Canadian interns joined the AMREF family in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda from June to December 2013. AMREF asked the interns to share their favourite photo from their internship, and what it means to them. Read more

Amref Health Africa meets the community’s needs by increasing access to education for girls at Atanga Secondary School. Education and health go hand in hand. Read more

Community Health Workers Save Lives

Published: 13 January 2014 Sean Power

Program to train community health workers helps create lasting health improvements. Read more

Rehabilitating Patongo Primary School in northern Uganda

Published: 13 January 2014 Sean Power

Health and education go hand in hand for school children and their families in Uganda. Read more

10 Canadians spend six months with AMREF. Read more

Computer Skills for Midwives in Uganda

Published: 19 August 2013 Sean Power

"My name is Angela Adrikos, a 30 year old midwife married with a 4-year-old daughter, called Nyamungu Rita Faith. I am currently the acting in-charge of Awere health centre 111 in Uganda and have been working as a midwife here for the last four years." Read more

Helping Communities Tackle Malaria: Resty Nsamba

Published: 19 August 2013 Sean Power

Resty Nsamba says that she is 30 years old, but her experiences and level of respect in her community suggest that she is much older. Read more

Insecticide Treated Mosquito Nets Prevent Childhood Death

Published: 19 August 2013 Sean Power

Eighteen-month-old Sarah Nalubega used to fall sick every three to four weeks. Her mother, Caroline Nakitende, had just returned from Kakooge Health Center III where Sarah was admitted with a severe fever when she learned that insecticide treated mosquito nets were being distributed in her village. Joining the waiting line, she received a net from Amref Health Africa-supported Village Health Team members. Read more

Christine Akello, 28, is a qualified enrolled midwife working in a remote sub county of Lalogi, Uganda where the health centre she works in is located, about 145 km from Gulu Town in the north. Read more

Ten young Canadians will have the opportunity to work with the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) through a special internship program funded by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA). Read more

Women's health in Africa a priority for AMREF

Published: 08 March 2012 Sean Power

Our water and sanitation programmes ensure that women do not spend long hours every day searching for water. Instead, they are able to use the time to take care of their families, and to engage in projects that boost the family’s income. Read more

Ten years ago, Kenya’s Ministry of Health and National Nursing Council took a bold step, pledging to transform the country’s nursing education system—there was simply no other choice. Read more

The statistics are grinding. One in six people on this planet with HIV/AIDS lives in South Africa. Not washing hands before eating kills more kids in Africa than starvation. There is one doctor for every 400 people in Canada – in Africa, it’s one for every 20,000. Read more

AMREF Wins Prestigious BITC Coffey International Award

Published: 12 June 2010 Sean Power

AMREF’s Katine project has won the Business in the Community (BITC) Coffey International Example of Excellence award. Read more

The Kawempe Community Health Development Project (KCHDP) located in a poor informal urban setting of Kampala aimed to improve sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services available to female commercial sex workers (CSWs) and equip them with employable skills for behavioural change. Read more

Rebuilding Lives after 21 years of Civil War

Published: 16 June 2007 Sean Power

In June 2007 Canadian Opera singer Measha Brueggergosman, Amref Health Africa's Goodwill Ambassador, traveled to East Africa to visit Amref Health Africa's work. Deep in the war-affected village of Patongo, northern Uganda, Measha found herself surrounded by school children performing the traditional Acholi Bwola dance. Measha shares her thoughts and feelings in her special Field Diary. Read more

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Kevin O'Neill
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