Clean Water

A woman in Kenya collects water from a wellAfrican communities have the right to clean water

Two in five people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to clean water. A baby in sub-Saharan Africa is almost 520 times more likely to die from diarrhoea than one born in Europe.

Amref Health Africa increases access to clean water, and in communities where we work, cases of diarrhoea and intestinal worms have dropped by about 70 per cent. 

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Amref Health Africa Calls for Increased Focus and Investment on Providing Safe Water to People Living in Marginalized Communities

Published: 21 March 2016 Sean Power

On Tuesday, March 22, Amref Health Africa joins the global community in celebrating World Water Day, notably the first following adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals in November 2015. The launch of the new global goals has renewed hope for millions of African women and children who spend up to 40 billion hours annually walking to collect water. Read more

Invest More in Sanitation to Save Mothers and Children, Amref Health Africa urges on World Toilet Day

Published: 18 November 2015 Sean Power

On November 19, 2015, Amref Health Africa joins the rest of the world in marking the UN World Toilet Day. Sub-Saharan Africa has a mere 30 per cent coverage of safe sanitation facilities, a startling statistic that is only a four per cent increase since 1990. This is a serious concern due to the associated massive health burden. Read more

Let’s integrate Water, Sanitation and Hygiene into public health interventions for sustainability, says Amref Health Africa

Published: 22 March 2015 Sean Power

On the occasion of this year’s World Water Day, Amref Health Africa wishes to remind African Governments and the international community that limited access to clean water causes challenges for primary health care. Therefore drinking water supply and the provision of sanitation facilities must be included in disease prevention and primary health care programmes. Read more

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

Clean Water and Maternal Health

Published: 01 February 2014 Sean Power

In Kenya, AMREF is partnering with communities to improve access to clean water and sanitation. 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

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

Toronto, July 25, 2011 - AMREF Canada applauds the Canadian government’s international leadership in providing $50 million to relief efforts while also matching all eligible donations made towards AMREF’s efforts supporting people suffering from the severe drought across the Horn of Africa. 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

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.