South Africa

An empty hospital bead19,310 people died of Tuberculosis (TB) in South Africa in 2010. In Canada, 156 people died. (2010 Global Burden of Disease)

Amref Health Africa in Canada worked with Traditional Healers, the primary health care professionals used by 80 per cent of South Africans, to improve detection and treatment of TB, HIV/AIDS and other infectious diseases.

Improving Health in South Africa: Traditional Health Practitioner Nompumelelo Mthembu

Published: 08 April 2014 Sean Power

Nompumelelo Mthembu is a Traditional Health Practitioner in South Africa. Amref Health Africa works with Traditional Health Practitioners like Nompumelelo to tackle HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria and improve health care for pregnant women and newborns. Read more

AMREF calls for greater synergy and investment to find ‘missed’ TB cases: World TB Day 2014

Published: 24 March 2014 Sean Power

As Africa’s leading health development organization working with vulnerable and under-served communities, AMREF joins the global TB Partnership in calling for increased efforts to reach the three million missed cases. 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

A Great Leader and True Icon of Africa

Published: 09 December 2013 Sean Power

Nelson Mandela was a great leader of Africa, a true icon who has made the impossible possible. AMREF expresses great sorrow and offers its sincerest sympathy at the sad news of the death of Madiba. Read more

Being the light at the end of the tunnel

Published: 29 November 2013 Sean Power

A Traditional Health Practitioner in rural South Africa is trained by Amref Health Africa to recognize symptoms of HIV/AIDS. Read more

Kevin O'Neill
Director of Programs

Kevin O'NeillWant to partner with Amref Health Africa in Canada on a health project? Want to know more about our projects? Get in touch with our Director of Programs, Kevin O'Neill.