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How would you cope without access to medical care if you were sick, injured or pregnant?

Without health services close to home, no community can thrive or prosper. More than half (52%) of people in Africa can’t access the healthcare they need close to home[1]. Sub-Saharan Africa has a critical shortage of trained local healthcare workers— African countries bear 22% of the world’s burden of disease – with just 3% of the world’s health workers to fight it.

The health worker shortage is projected to get even worse.

Donate today to help train more health workers to ensure their communities get the healthcare they need.

At Amref Health Africa we tackle this in the most practical and sustainable way possible. We train people as health workers, to return to their communities and transform local health. They range from doctors, nurses and midwives to ambulance drivers, mobile vaccine workers and community health educators working door-to-door in communities.

Every year, we train more than 60,000 people to deliver quality health services in 35 African countries.

But we urgently need to train more.

The more people we train, like midwife Hellen Hadiya, the more communities can solve their own health problems. People trained by Amref provide vital health information and services including:

  • Disease prevention and control, including for malaria, tuberculosis, and other infectious diseases
  • Maternal and newborn health
  • Water, sanitation and hygiene information and access
  • Sexual and reproductive health and rights

Hellen’s using her midwifery skills to save lives in her local community.

In South Sudan, mothers and newborns die needlessly because of a lack of skilled birth attendants. Young midwife Hellen Hadiya is passionately determined to change this. Hellen, 25, delivers babies safely at hospital in her local community and does follow-up visits at home. “It’s good to see that you have the power to do something,” she says.

Will you donate today to help train more health workers like Hellen?

Hellen’s using her midwifery skills to save lives in her local community.
Stand up for the fight for Africa’s health

Stand up for the fight for Africa’s health

Amref Health Africa trains more than 60,000 health workers a year to transform healthcare in their local communities. Donate to help train more.

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All images above © Kennedy Musyoka for Amref Health Africa, 2022

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