African Medical and Research Foundation ( AMREF )


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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

06/18/2018 - 17:18 Amref Health Africa to Host the Strategic Purchasing Africa Resource Center
06/04/2018 - 21:32 Beat Plastic Pollution Amref Health Africa in Ethiopias Initiative on the Move
05/31/2018 - 10:02 Health Accelerator programme for African start-ups now open for applications
05/25/2018 - 10:06 WASTE, Amref Health Africa and Aqua for All sign partnership to make safe sanitation a reality for all by 2030
05/21/2018 - 07:41 Nutrition International and Amref Health Africa partner to fight malnutrition across Africa
05/17/2018 - 00:08 Amref Health Africa announces Ksh80 billion healthcare financing
05/14/2018 - 06:16 Amrefs anti-FGM activist makes grand return to her Noomayianat village
05/02/2018 - 19:04 One area in Machinga, Malawi, has spent almost 60 years without access to clean water, but all that is about to change.
04/25/2018 - 02:52 Amref calls for overall increased investment in malaria control activities across Kenya
04/20/2018 - 09:33 350 Girls Safely Initiated into Womanhood in Samburu County
04/19/2018 - 07:57 Amref Health Africa Staff Named to TIME 100
04/07/2018 - 08:31 World Health Day: CHWs not Volunteers for Universal Health Coverage in sub-Saharan Africa
04/03/2018 - 15:30 Amref M&E Specialist Receives Fellowship at Prestigious University of California, Berkeley
03/21/2018 - 23:01 Amref partners with colleges to train medical personnel
03/21/2018 - 22:55 Amref hosts the first Social Accountability Conference in Nairobi
03/20/2018 - 06:50 E-Plus in partnership with AMREF Flying Doctors Rescues a Five Month Baby Specialized Treatment
03/19/2018 - 03:45 Amref Joins Health Stakeholders in Aligning NCDs to Universal Health Coverage agenda
03/16/2018 - 07:56 Amref reveals plan to improve health access for 25 million Kenyans over the next five years