Amref Health Africa Celebrates 65 Years of Creating Lasting Health Change at Goodwood House
Celebrating Lasting Health Change in Africa
On Thursday 14th July, Amref Health Africa UK welcomed supporters from our past, present and future to celebrate 65 years of Amref’s work, at Goodwood House in Chichester.
We were hosted by our long-standing President the Duke of Richmond, who spoke about the strong friendship that his parents had with Amref’s founder, Sir Michael Wood, after spending time together near Kilimanjaro.
The Duke himself spent a year in East Africa aged 17, and we are grateful for his continuing support.
My family are very happy to continue this long and close association in supporting Amref in the vital work they do in Africa
We were joined by Dr Githinji Gitahi, Global CEO of Amref Health Africa,
who spoke about the challenges that communities in Africa face when trying to access healthcare, and how Amref is working to ensure everyone, no matter where they live, can access the healthcare they need.
Camilla Knox-Peebles, CEO of Amref Health Africa UK, shared more information about how UK supporters can get behind Amref’s work, in particular, by joining our Giving Circle, the Mbele Movement.
The Mbele Movement (Mbele means ‘forward’ in Swahili) is an Amref UK initiative for individuals who want to offer significant long-term support to Amref, and in return, attend intimate updates and events, as well as have the opportunity to see Amref’s work in Africa in person.
For more information on how to support Amref with a personal gift, please contact Philanthropy Officer Eilidh Naismith, on Eilidh.firstname.lastname@example.org.