About Amref Health Africa

Amref Health Africa teams up with African communities to create lasting health change.

And, we work with some of the most marginalized and vulnerable communities in Africa to make sure they have access to good health care.

Amref Health Africa, the largest African-led international organization on the continent, reached more than 5.3 million people in 2019 through 178 health-focused projects. Founded in Kenya in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa, Amref Health Africa’s strategic pillars focus the organization’s work around human resources for health, innovative health services and solutions, and investments in health. Our partnerships with communities in Africa to create lasting health change are at the heart of all we do.

Our Vision

Lasting health change in Africa

Our Mission

To increase sustainable health access to communities in Africa through solutions in human resources for health, health service delivery, and investments in health.

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Our Core Values

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Our Code of Conduct

In keeping with our vision of Lasting Health Change in Africa and values of Integrity, Quality and Ubuntu, Amref Health Africa is committed to maintaining the highest degree of ethical conduct amongst all its board members, Advisory Council members, staff, and associated personnel (interns, volunteers, consultants, suppliers, and contractors).

The code of conduct lays out Amref Health Africa’s expectations and guiding principles for appropriate workplace behaviour.

2019 Global Accomplishments

A snapshot of some of Amref Health Africa’s key accomplishments made possible by our supporters around the world.

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people directly reached through our health-focused projects, 31% women and 29% girls
health workers trained.
vaccinations provided to children.

Amref Health Africa in Canada

Amref Health Africa in Canada provides program oversight and management, raises funds and engages Canadians on African health issues. In Canada, Amref Health Africa is led by an Executive Director and governed by a volunteer Board of Directors  composed of diverse Canadians who oversee and ensure due diligence in financial performance, management and growth.

Amref Health Africa has won highly-regarded international awards for our innovation, expertise, and ability to make lasting changeThe Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Award for Global Health, and the Hilton Humanitarian Award.

We’re making a difference each and every day partnering with African communities. We have country offices in EthiopiaKenyaSouth AfricaSenegalSouth SudanTanzania and Uganda. In total, we work in 35 countries across Africa.