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Port Hope resident works with organization providing health care in rural Africa


The chance to help women and children gain access to health care in rural Africa drew Port Hope resident Rachel Lancaster to a change in career direction.

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Canada must help end FGM


Published in the Toronto Star, Amref Health Africa in Canada Executive Director Anne-Marie Kamanye outlines Canada's role in helping to end FGM.

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Accelerating key health gains in Africa


World leaders are meeting in New York later this week to close the door on the Millennium Development Goals and open another on the Sustainable Development Goals. What lessons do we take with us as we launch these global goals? And, where do we need to accelerate action?

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Malaria vaccine not perfect, but still useful


"The pattern of disease arising from malaria is still very high" despite measures such as insecticidal bed nets and clearing brush, which is why a vaccine is welcome, explains Dr. Githinji Gitahi, chief executive officer of Amref Health Africa, a humanitarian organization providing training and health services in more than 30 countries, including those most affected by malaria.

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Mandela’s Eldest Daughter Calls For Paradigm Shift In Africa


Dr. Mandela was the keynote speaker at MAMATOTO, the African marketplace gala, a fundraiser for mother and child health in Africa organized by Amref Health Africa in Canada at Daniels Spectrum in Toronto on May 26.