A mother and her children at a health clinic in AfricaTanzania has only 5.0 clinical health workers per 10,000 people - one-fifth of the ratio recommended by the World Health Organization (2012, World Health Organization)

Amref Health Africa is bringing together Canadian and African expertise to create better health for moms and babies in Tanzania. READ MORE about this four-year project.


Accelerating Efforts to Improve Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health in Simiyu Region- “UZAZI UZIMA PROJECT - See more at: https://www.amrefcanada.org/why-africa/tanzania/saving-lives-moms-and-babies-in-tanzania/#sthash.V6kSLYBX.dpuf

Stop Female Genital Mutilation (FGM)

Published: 08 March 2017 Sean Power

Amref Health Africa's global vision to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting (FGM/C) by 2030. Read more

Improving Maternal and Newborn Health in Underserved Areas in Tanzania

Published: 11 January 2017 Sean Power

The project aims to reduce maternal, newborn and child mortality rates in Simiyu region in Tanzania. Read more

Partnering to Create Better Health for Moms and Babies in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania

Published: 19 October 2016 Sean Power

Significant progress has been made around the world in reducing the number of women who die in pregnancy or childbirth – the rate dropped globally by 43% between 2000 and 2015. Yet, in many communities in sub-Saharan Africa, the maternal and newborn mortality rates continue to be unacceptably high. Read more

Since 2002, when the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria was founded, Amref Health Africa has been an active and proud partner. Read more

The Economist brings much needed attention to a dangerous practice being carried out on young girls today – female genital mutilation (FGM) – despite it being illegal in most countries. In many African countries, the practice is interpreted as a ‘coming-of-age’ ceremony that marks the transition to womanhood. Globally, on average, young girls who undergo FGM are just 10-years-old. It’s disappointing that one glaring fact was neglected in the editorial in The Economist – that FGM is recognized internationally as a violation of the declaration of human rights. Read more

Amref Health Africa is bringing together Canadian and African expertise to reduce the high rates of mother and child mortality within marginalized and remote communities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi and Tanzania. Read more

At a colourful event in Loitokitok, Kenya, near the border with Tanzania, 1,200 Maasai girls marked their transition to womanhood without experiencing Female Genital Cutting (also known as Female Genital Mutilation, or FGM). 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

We mark 2015 International Women’s Day with the words and experiences of women who are at the forefront of creating lasting health change in Africa. Read more

Saving Lives: Moms and Babies in Tanzania

Published: 31 March 2015 Sean Power

Mothers and their children in the Simiyu region of northwestern Tanzania lack access to basic health care during pregnancy, delivery and the first few years of life. Focusing on five districts where mother and child deaths are high, Amref Health Africa in Tanzania is working to ensure quality health care is available to prevent unnecessary deaths. Read more

Through a programme funded by the Government of Canada through the Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD), Amref Health Africa has been able to support Community Health Workers in Tanzania in carrying out their work. Read more

Amref Health Africa (formerly the African Medical and Research Foundation) has received more than $15 million in federal government funding for two projects since 2011. One of its projects is to help rural communities in Tanzania access the formal health system by training nearly 4,000 volunteer health workers to go into communities to deliver services, along with creating a model to replicate those efforts in different regions. Read more

First-hand look at Africa leaves an impression

Published: 01 April 2014 Sean Power

Toronto native, Heidi Parker, spent six months in Tanzania as an intern with AMREF. Read more

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

AMREF joins the world in celebrating World Water Day 2014 themed: Water and Energy Read more

Heidi Parker comes home to South Bayview

Published: 11 March 2014 Sean Power

Heidi Parker, from Toronto, spent six months interning with AMREF in Tanzania from June to December 2013. Read more

From Crofton to Tanzania: Peng lives her dream

Published: 05 February 2014 Sean Power

Yun (Annie) Peng's experiences prove the adage that you can go anywhere from a small town. Peng grew up in Crofton, but has just spent six months in Tanzania interning with the African Medical and Research Foundation. 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

10 Canadians spend six months with Amref Health Africa. Read more

AMREF and SickKids Join Forces to Improve Health

Published: 08 January 2014 Sean Power

SickKids’ experts train health professionals in Tanzania to improve care for newborns. Read more

AMREF Through Canadian Eyes

Published: 01 January 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

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

AMREF and SickKids Join Forces for Child Health in Tanzania

Published: 07 February 2013 Sean Power

TORONTO – The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) and The Hospital for Sick Children (SickKids) are joining together to combat the high mortality rate of children in rural Tanzania. Read more

AMREF helps Gongo la Mboto victims

Published: 07 March 2011 Sean Power

On February 16 2011, a series of explosions at a military munitions dump in Gongo la Mboto Tanzania killed at least 25 people, flattening buildings and terrifying thousands of people in the local community. AMREF is now training counselors to provide psycho-social support for the victims and their families. Read more