Our Stories

Our Stories2024-03-07T12:43:47-05:00
Check out these first-hand accounts of how we are creating lasting health change in partnership with communities across Africa. These stories will inspire you!

Overcoming Tuberculosis: Bi Hawa’s Journey from TB Survivor to Community Health Champion

March 20, 2024|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |

In the rustic, closely-knit community of Kibweni, west of Zanzibar Island, where the houses huddle together, and the air carries the scent of the sea, Bi Hawa Mohammed's story [...]

World Food Day: Taking Action for Women’s Leadership in Water Governance

October 23, 2023|Categories: Blog, Melina Kalamandeen, Our Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Written by Melina Kalamandeen of Amref Health Africa in Canada, Saifullah Chaudhry of Development Impact Solutions, and Julie Truelove of WaterAid Every year on October 16, World Food Day [...]

E-Learning Bridging Zambia’s Healthcare Gap: Meet Nursing Student Sibu

September 28, 2023|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , , , |

Meet Sibusisiwe, affectionately known as Sibu, a remarkable nursing student on the brink of a significant milestone. Her journey is not just about fulfilling a personal dream; it also holds [...]

Josephine Katwamba. The Community Health Worker

August 16, 2023|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , , , |

It turns out that the right thing to do is a community-friendly action, a life-saving decision, and also the most loving choice. The right thing is to provide access [...]

Unsung Hero of Busenge Village: Amref Fistula Project

May 31, 2023|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , , , |

  Meet Samuel Shaban (54) a Community Health Worker (CHW) from Busenge, a small village located in Buchosa District, in north-west Tanzania. He is a dedicated CHW who has [...]

William and Samson: A Friendship Threatened by Nodding Syndrome.

January 30, 2023|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , , |

January 30 is World NTDs Day. As we celebrate the progress made toward the control of NTDs, we also acknowledge and attempt to respond to the daunting challenges faced [...]

Supporting Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Survivors in Ethiopia

August 18, 2022|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , |

As Amref Health Africa closed its Government of Canada-supported COVID-19 Response project in Ethiopia, we proudly delivered our last, but most important, intervention of this initiative – establishing an integrated [...]

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