Alternative Rites of Passage
How Amref is working with communities
to end Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting
- securing a brighter future for young girls
Who we are
Amref Health Africa is Africa's leading health NGO. We partner with communities in 35 countries to sustainably strengthen health systems and improve access to life-saving care.
We know that lasting change is only possible when it’s community-led.
In 2021, we:
- Supported 20m people (48m indirectly)
- Trained more than 100,000 health workers
- Vaccinated 1.5m people against COVID-19
COVID-19 in Africa
Amref Health Africa has been at the forefront of the COVID-19 response across East, West, and Southern Africa - training health workers, providing PPE, strengthening diagnostic and testing capacity, and making sure vaccines reach the last mile.
Explore our work
Training Health Workers
We strengthen health systems in a way that's sustainable by building the capacity of health workers at all levels: community health workers, clinical officers, nurses, midwives, and more.
We work with practising communities and grassroots activists across Africa to reduce rates of female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) and keep girls safe from harm.
Maternal, New-born and Child Health
Pregnancy and childbirth are the biggest threats to the lives of women and girls in sub-Saharan Africa. We work with women, girls and entire communities to ensure that more women can give birth safely and with dignity - ensuring that every child has the best possible start in life.
Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights
One of the challenges people living in sub-Saharan Africa face is access to sexual health and family planning education. We want to ensure communities have the information and options they need to have responsible, safe and satisfying sex lives.
Spotlight: Ending FGM/C
Meet Nice Leng'ete - an award-winning activist and author working with Amref Health Africa to end FGM/C in her home country of Kenya and around the world.
Newsroom: The latest updates
Amref UK’s response to the Autumn Statement 2022
Camilla Knox-Peebles responds to the recent UK Government announcements on UK Aid spending and global health initiatives financing.
Expanding support for fistula survivors
Amref has started a second 3-year phase of work helping local health authorities in Tanzania and Uganda to build networks and capacitie...