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Ending FGM/C by 2030: Uniting forces to make FGM/C a practice of the past

September 9, 2019|Categories: News|

VANCOUVER, June 4, 2019—3.9 million girls are at risk of female genital mutilation/cutting (FGM/C) every year. On the 2nd June 2019, for the first time ever, NGOs, grassroots and [...]

The African Union Appoints Amref Health Africa Global CEO to Board of Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC)

August 14, 2019|Categories: News|

NAIROBI, 8 August 2019: Amref Health Africa Global CEO and Co-Chair of UHC 2030 steering committee, Dr Githinji Gitahi has been appointed as a member of the Governing Board of [...]

Amref Health Africa Group CEO Receives Presidential Commendation for Promoting Health in Kenya

December 14, 2018|Categories: News|

Amref Health Africa Group Chief Executive Officer, Dr Githinji Gitahi on Wednesday, December 12, 2018 received the Moran of the Order of the Burning Spear (MBS) from the President [...]

Nutrition International and Amref Health Africa partner to fight malnutrition across Africa

June 15, 2018|Categories: News|

NAIROBI, May 21, 2018 – Amref Health Africa and Nutrition International ─ through its Nutrition Leverage for Transformation (NLIFT) model have today formalized a partnership intended to provide nutrition benefits to communities [...]

World Health Day: Community Health Workers not Volunteers for Universal Health Coverage in sub-Saharan Africa

April 7, 2018|Categories: News|

Countries in sub-Saharan Africa still face a huge shortage of health workers with an average of only 1.1 health workers per 1,000 population, against the recommended minimum of 2.3 [...]

Community Health Workers Critical to Achieving Universal Health Coverage

December 11, 2017|Categories: News|

Investment in Africa’s health systems is vital if the continent is to achieve inclusive and sustainable growth. According to the World Bank, Africa’s population is estimated to reach 2.5 [...]

Amref Health Africa Welcomes Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus as next Director-General of the World Health Organization

May 25, 2017|Categories: News|

Track record in Ethiopia points to potential for transformational change for health in African communities Tweet by Dr Githinji Gitahi, Group CEO, Amref Health Africa May 25, 2017: Nairobi, [...]

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