Water is Life
Help bring the transformative power of clean, safe water to communities across Africa
Who we are
Amref Health Africa is Africa's leading health NGO. We believe that health is a human right and the key to a brighter future.
We partner with communities in 35 countries to identify their unique health challenges and co-design solutions close the gap between them and the healthcare that they need. We train health workers at all levels of the system, from volunteers in communities to specialist surgeons, providing training and tools to better equip them to serve their communities.
And we work with the public and private sectors at national, regional, and global levels to advocate for sustainable health financing for stronger health systems and more equitable health access.
We are an African-led organisation supporting African solutions to African health challenges, to bring about lasting health change for Africa.
Our impact in 2022
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
Appeal: Help communities access safe water
Water is life. Without access to safe water, it is impossible to prevent disease. With Amref's support to access clean water, health se...
Amref reaction: UK government plans to drop international climate pledge
Failure to meet climate mitigation pledges is a failure to protect the lives, health & livelihoods of the world's most vulnerable people.