Our Vision & Values
Amref Health Africa's vision is of a world where everyone, everywhere, has access to high-quality and affordable healthcare. Our mission is to play our part in making that vision a reality.
What we believe
We know that if change is to be lasting, it must be driven and owned by communities. That's why we work with communities to co-create solutions that address the specific challenges they face.
We work with partners at all levels – from the grassroots, to the governmental, to the global – with a particular focus on the health and rights of women and girls.
Health is a human right
Sustainable Development Goal number three commits the world to ensuring “healthy lives and [promoting] well-being for all at all ages”. To this end, every UN Member State has agreed to try to achieve the ambitious goal of Universal Health Coverage (UHC) by 2030.
This goal is underpinned by the belief that everyone, everywhere - simply by virtue of being human - should have the right to a healthy life.
Women and girls are changing the world
Universal Health Coverage won't be achieved until the global health community puts women and girls at the heart of its efforts: if access to healthcare is to be universal, it must also be equitable.
Our goal is to ensure that by the end of 2023, an increased number of people in sub-Saharan Africa have access to high-quality health services every year as a result of our support.
Here's how we'll do it.
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