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Our Impact

Every year, we support millions of people who are driving change in their communities.

Our Impact
What makes Amref unique?

In 2023, Amref's 193 programmes directly supported 16.6 million people across sub-Saharan Africa with programmes covering: maternal, newborn and child health and nutrition; access to water and sanitation; sexual and reproductive health and rights; communicable and non-communicable diseases; neglected tropical diseases. We provided 60,500 trainings to health workers based in health facilities and communities across 35 African countries.

Our programmes focussed on strengthening health systems, training health workers, creating the conditions in which good health can thrive, and improving access to vital health services for some of the continent’s most remote and marginalised communities.

These are communities that are the most disadvantaged in the factors that influence their health, from access to education, to gender, and their exposure to the impacts of climate change. Together, these create further barriers to access, and to the delivery of, quality health care.

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How we measure impact

Ensuring sustainability

Our vision is of change that is not just meaningful, but sustainable. Working with communities throughout the lifespan of a project – from design, to implementation, to evaluation – is one way we ensure our work has a lasting impact.

In parallel, we create an enabling environment through our advocacy work, pushing for policy change at local, national, regional and global levels. Our unique expertise, excellent reputation, and decades-strong relationships with partners at all levels leave us well-placed to push the needle on the most pressing health challenges facing the African continent.

Ensuring sustainability

Strengthening systems

Africa is experiencing a critical shortage of health workers. The gap has been widened by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has put unbearable pressure on health workers across the continent, affecting their own physical and mental health.

Our focus on human resources for health is part of what makes our work sustainable. We train health workers - based in communities and at facility level - in a wide range of topics, using traditional face-to-face formats as well as mobile and online learning platforms. The health workers we train go on to use and share their skills, making a lasting difference to the people they care for.

Strengthening systems

Our research agenda

Research is a crucial step towards achieving lasting health change in Africa, and is a key component of Amref Health Africa's mission.

The overall purpose of research at Amref is to generate evidence in order to transform policies and practices in health development. We aim to contribute to regional, national and sub-national health policies as well as to share our research so that it can be more widely used across the NGO sector including by partners, donors and researchers.

Our research agenda

Impact Reports: What we've achieved together

Images (c) Brian Otieno (banner), Kenya, 2021; Gregg Telusa, Kenya, 2020; Sam Vox, Tanzania, 2018 and Uganda, 2019

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