African Medical and Research Foundation ( AMREF )


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About African Medical and Research Foundation

The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) was founded in 1957, by three surgeons as the Flying Doctors Service of East Africa. Three doctors – Sir Michael Wood, Sir Archibald McIndoe and Tom Rees – drew up a groundbreaking plan to provide medical assistance to remote regions of East Africa, where they had all worked for many years as reconstructive surgeons. Spurred by what they had seen of the combined effects of poverty, tropical disease and a lack of adequate health services in East Africa, their collective vision was born in the foothills of Mt Kilimanjaro.

AMREF press release, blog etc

12/05/2018 - 04:33 287 Girls Graduate from Childhood to Womanhood without The Cut
12/03/2018 - 06:18 Course for health journalists to kick off in February 2019
11/29/2018 - 14:06 Response to study published in BMJ Global Health Secular trends in the prevalence of female genital mutilation/cutting among girls: a systematic analysis
11/15/2018 - 12:20 County Health Workers Trained to Ensure Quality of Health Services in Kenya
11/12/2018 - 15:55 Innovate For Life Fund 2018 Cohort
11/02/2018 - 10:49 Amref Health Africa and UNICEF Renew Commitment to Strengthening Primary Health Care
10/29/2018 - 15:02 Equipping Surgical Care Providers with Leadership, Management and Advocacy Skills
10/02/2018 - 02:06 Amref Health Africa Partners with IT Firm ASIL to Scale up Availability of Blood Supply in Kenyan Hospitals
09/21/2018 - 06:14 Six Promising African Start-ups Selected for Health Accelerator Programme
09/19/2018 - 18:24 Amref Signs MoU with Aga Khan Foundation East Africa
09/16/2018 - 22:20 Amref Partners with the First Ladys Beyond Zero to End Obstetric Fistula
09/06/2018 - 05:32 Unsung Heroes Championing Primary Health Care Services
08/30/2018 - 01:49 We Are at World Water Week in Stockholm to Promote FINISH Mondial
08/27/2018 - 11:25 Community Workers Help Reduce Costs of Treating Malaria
08/22/2018 - 21:08 Amref International University to launch Health Journalism Course
08/20/2018 - 12:27 Addressing Non-communicable Diseases Effectively to Deliver on Universal Health Coverage
08/20/2018 - 04:48 Reflections from MDI 2018: Solving Africas Health Challenges
08/19/2018 - 22:36 Team Leadership Experience from Amref shared at YALI