Amref Health Africa in the News

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First-hand look at Africa leaves an impression

22/05/2015

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

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AMREF Launches a Fresh Brand

22/05/2015

The leading African health organization – the African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) – is launching a new name and logo globally. Today, AMREF becomes: Amref Health Africa.

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‘Fragmented’ maternal health aid data a step away from accountability

22/05/2015

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.

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Maternal, child-health initiative renewed with $3.5B pledge

22/05/2015

Canada is committing another $3.5 billion to improve global maternal, newborn and child health, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today on the sidelines of the government's health summit in Toronto. Non-profit organizations, such as Amref Health Africa, have said it would be possible to achieve Millennium Development Goal No. 5 of reducing the maternal mortality rate by three-quarters (from 1990 to 2015) if the Muskoka Initiative was to be renewed with similar funding.

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Juba labs to conduct first cholera sample tests

22/05/2015

Amref Health Africa has taken on a critical role during a cholera outbreak that has hit parts of South Sudan - a country that has been affected by conflict for several months now. For the first time, cholera samples are being tested in Juba - South Sudan's capital city. Previously, the samples had to be sent to Kenya or Uganda, slowing down the treatment of cholera patients in South Sudan.