Amref Health Africa in the News

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E-learning boosts medical training

22/05/2015

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.

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The soft underbelly of weak health systems in Africa

22/05/2015

It is estimated that Sub-Saharan Africa needs 800,000 doctors, nurses and midwives. It is also estimated that to eliminate the shortage, $20 billion (Sh1.74 trillion) are needed. The few health workers are concentrated in urban centres, are poorly remunerated, and are demoralised. Further, their skills are not continuously updated in rare conditions like Ebola. The many problems that health systems in Africa face result from underfunding.

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Global Changemaker Conrad Koczorowski

22/05/2015

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).

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Amref Health Africa renews hope to victims of Lakes state shootings in South Sudan

22/05/2015

Having a mother is precious in life, it means care, comfort, hope but above all love. But in South Sudan many children grow without experiencing all these. One such a child is Nyandior Malou of Diayar Payam, Rumbek County Lakes State.

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Cycling for change

22/05/2015

Humber grad Shane Burt has always been fascinated by different cultures and countries. He’s also an enthusiastic mountain biker. This fall, he gets to combine those two passions in a particularly intense way – with a 400-kilometre bike ride in southern Kenya at the base of Africa’s highest peak, Mount Kilimanjaro.