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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 2021, Amref's programmes supported 20.1 million people across sub-Saharan Africa with programmes covering health advice, care and access to water and sanitation. We trained over 100,000 health workers and supported the vaccination of 1.5 million people against COVID-19.

We continue to respond to the ongoing effects of the pandemic in all our countries of operation. We are learning from country-specific contexts, adapting our existing projects, adjusting timelines, adding new activities, and finding new ways to deliver vital services and information to the communities we support.

In 2021

we supported
20.1 million
we trained over
and we supported the vaccination of
1.5 million

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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