Mothers and children wait at a vaccine clinic in Uganda11.4 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)

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

You Made Your Flu Shot Count

Published: 16 October 2014 Sean Power

Rexall and Amref Health Africa teamed up last flu season to deliver life-saving vaccines to children who needed them most in northern Uganda. More than 175,000 life-saving vaccines were delivered. Read more

How Amref Health Africa Supporters are Enabling Innovation

Published: 15 April 2016 Sean Power

Innovation is a vital piece of the puzzle when it comes to our work with African communities to create lasting health change. Read more

How Grace Delivers Vaccines to Children in Northern Uganda

Published: 11 May 2015 Sean Power

Grace, the vaccination manager at Ongica Health Centre in northern Uganda, prepares vaccines to take to an outreach day in a remote community. 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

This winter, your flu shot counts. That’s the message of Rexall’s Shot for Shot campaign, which is providing life-saving vaccinations to northern Ugandan children in partnership with Amref Health Africa in Canada. Read more

Ugandan Government Honours Midwife Esther Madudu

Published: 23 October 2014 Sean Power

Esther Madudu, the face of Amref Health Africa’s Stand Up for African Mothers campaign has been recognized by the Ugandan Ministry of Health for her exemplary performance and commitment to work as a midwife. Read more

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 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 Health Africa. 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

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

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

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.