Amref is saddened to hear of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and sends sincere condolences to the royal family.
Queen Elizabeth II became queen while on a visit to Kenya in 1952, where five years later Amref was founded as the Flying Doctors of East Africa. Over these past 70 years, the world has seen many political and social changes, including the independence of many countries which were former colonies, among them Kenya. Through those changes, the Queen's commitment to duty, both to the UK and the Commonwealth of Nations, remained steadfast.
On the sad announcement of her death, Camilla Knox-Peebles, CEO of Amref UK, said: “Her Majesty the Queen was known for her commitment and service to charitable causes in the UK and beyond. At this difficult time, I extend our sincere condolences to the royal family on behalf of all at Amref Health Africa UK.”
Dr Githinji Gitahi, Global CEO, Amref Health Africa, added on behalf of the wider Amref Health Africa family: “We send our sincere condolences to Her Majesty the Queen’s family and the British people on the death of Queen Elizabeth II. She was respected worldwide and will be missed by many.”