Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, Amref Health Africa was first established in 1957 to provide mobile health services in under-served remote areas in the Kajiado and Narok Districts. Today, we work across all of Kenya's 47 counties.
What do we do?
Our work in Kenya dates back to the very first iteration of Amref Health Africa - when, in 1957, it was established as the Flying Doctors of East Africa, flying in small planes containing medical supplies and personnel to remote regions where access to health services was limited. Today, we have grown into Africa's largest health NGO, with our work spanning 35 countries across the continent: but our roots remain firmly in Kenya.
From our Kenya country office, we implement circa 40 programmes across all 47 counties. Our work is built on three pillars: human resources for health, innovative services and solutions, and investments in health. To this end, we work closely with the government, other partners, and local communities to sustainably strengthen the health system by supporting a devolved system of governance that can directly address the needs of local communities - especially women, children, and young people.
Meet the people we work with in Kenya.
ARPWASH Model Project
Ending female genital mutilation or cutting (FGM/C) in Kajiado County, Kenya, through alternative rites of passage (ARP) and improved access to water, sanitation, and hygiene (WASH).
Community Health Worker Margaret Kilonzo
In March 2021, Amref Health Africa hosted a virtual event to give supporters a window into our work. The star of the show was Margaret Kilonzo, a Community Health Worker (CHW), who was born, raised and continues to work in Kibera, Nairobi: Africa’s largest informal settlement.
Sport for Health
In the Dagoretti and Mukuru informal settlements of Nairobi, Kenya, we are working with communities to empower girls on their sexual and reproductive health and rights through sport.
Kibera Reach 90
Testing, treatment, and support for those at risk or living with HIV/AIDS in Kibera, Nairobi: Africa's largest informal settlement.