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Our Stories2021-04-05T10:27:54-04:00
Check out these first-hand accounts of how we are creating lasting health change in partnership with communities in Africa. These stories will amaze and inspire you!

The Fight Against Gender-Based Violence: A Male Agent of Change in Kenya

March 16, 2022|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , |

Contemplative and eloquent, Justus Hassan, 36, is a father of three from Wang’chieng village, Migori County in Kenya. He has volunteered to fight sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV) alongside [...]

Community Health Workers in Kenya Demystify COVID-19 Vaccines

March 2, 2022|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , |

In the southern part of Kenya, along the shores of Lake Victoria – Africa's largest freshwater lake – meet Millicent Anyango, a Community Health Worker (CHW) leading the Arudho [...]

Integrating Services for Sexual and Gender-Based Violence Survivors in Ethiopia

February 7, 2022|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , |

In Ethiopia, Amref Health Africa is establishing and strengthening one-stop centres at targeted hospitals to provide integrated medical and psychosocial services to survivors of sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV). [...]

Essential COVID-19 training for Community Health Volunteers in Malawi made easier through phones

January 17, 2022|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , , |

Ensuring that people in the community have the correct information regarding COVID-19 is vital to containing its spread and making sure that those infected are receiving the necessary treatment. [...]

Training Health Workers in Kenya on Sexual and Gender-Based Violence

November 25, 2021|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , |

Health workers play a vital role in supporting survivors of sexual and gender-based violence in Kenya. They provide treatment, and can assist in efforts to prevent violence as well. [...]

Octavia Kakengela: Amref’s project has helped reduce mother and newborn deaths in our village

October 29, 2021|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , |

Octavia Kakengela, 38, is the in-charge health provider at the Mwasamba Dispensary in Busega District, in the Simiyu region of Tanzania. Mwasamba Dispensary is one of the facilities supported [...]

Aneles Lubagumya: New operating theatre at our hospital in Tanzania is saving lives

October 29, 2021|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , |

Aneles Lubagumya, 43, has been a nurse at Mwandoya Hospital in Meatu District, Simiyu region in Tanzania, for more than 15 years. She says that great change that has [...]

Michael Oscar: Spearheading school peer clubs for sexual and reproductive health education in Tanzania

October 28, 2021|Categories: Our Stories|Tags: , |

Michael Oscar, 43, a teacher at Chenge secondary school in Bariadi, Simiyu region in Tanzania, is one of the 435 teachers trained through the Uzazi Uzima (Kiswahili for “Safe Deliveries”) [...]

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