Our Blog2021-04-05T10:27:54-04:00
Go behind-the-scenes of our work through our blog. It’s full of thoughts, opinions and experiences from the Amref Health Africa team and people from the communities in Africa that we partner with.

Combatting COVID-19 in Africa: How simple is handwashing?

March 21, 2020|Categories: Blog, Onome Ako|

Onome Ako, Executive Director, Amref Health Africa in CanadaAs the global community grapples with the novel coronavirus, several words and phrases are being repeated in our world: social distancing, self-isolation, [...]

Community Health Workers in Africa are the focal point for health education & promotion

January 31, 2020|Categories: Blog, Melina Kalamandeen|

Melina Kalamandeen, Amref Health Africa in CanadaI consider myself fortunate to have worked in global development for over 8 years now. I love what I do. I love meeting the [...]

Canada must drive global action on universal health coverage

September 20, 2019|Categories: Blog, Onome Ako|

By Onome Ako, Executive Director, Amref Health Africa in Canada and Mark Brender, National Director, Partners In Health Canada Canadian advocates for universal health coverage in the 1960s underpinned [...]

Myths and Taboos in Tanzania’s Simiyu Region: Endangering the Lives of Mothers and Children

September 18, 2019|Categories: Blog, Nuru Ngailo|

Patrick John (third from the left) is a Community Health Worker in Tanzania.Nuru Ngailo, Amref Health Africa in TanzaniaFrom their parents and ancestors, communities in Simiyu Region in Tanzania have [...]

Restoring Her Dignity: A Health Systems Approach to the Management of Female Genital Fistula

May 22, 2019|Categories: Blog, Elizabeth Wala|

by Elizabeth WalaMaternal mortality and morbidity has remained high in sub-Saharan Africa mainly due to poor access to quality reproductive health services, poverty and low education levels, lack of equity, [...]

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