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 2020, we directly supported 7.8 million people in East, West, and Southern Africa.
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
Strengthening Africa's health workforce: A decade of investment
One of the most significant barriers to accessing basic healthcare in low- and middle-income countries is a chronic shortage of trained...
Our reaction to the new UK International Development Strategy
The UK government this week released its long-awaited International Development Strategy, outlining an approach to aid and trade that s...