Amref Health Africa - Global Impact

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Amref Health Africa

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We train local health workers and provide health services to meet the continent’s dynamic and critical health needs.
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Health and wellness looks different in every country and on every continent. What some may regard as a right in one country, is inaccessible or scarce in another. Global health represents the environments that affect physical, social and mental well-being for all humans.

Charity Photos

  • Title: Alternative Rite of Passage Ceremony
  • Charity: Amref Health Africa
  • Country: Kenya
  • Photo Credit: Jeroen van Loon

Two girls participating in an Alternative Rites of Passage Ceremony in Kenya.

  • Title: Smiling Faces at the Water Station
  • Charity: Amref Health Africa
  • Country: Kenya
  • Photo Credit: Steve Kagia

Girl using a water station in Homabay, Kenya.

  • Title: Kenyan Girls in School
  • Charity: Amref Health Africa
  • Country: Kenya
  • Photo Credit: Jeroen van Loon / Amref Health Africa

Charity Videos

Charity Impact

Nashipai, A former Ngariba (cutter)
Nashipai (61) is taking a stand in her community by calling for an end to FGM. Nashipai was a circumciser (Ngariba) in her community for over 16 years before Amref Tanzania educated her on the adverse effects of FGM for women and girls. After learning about the damaging health risks, she decided to stop the cut and be one of the women championing the movement to end FGM in her village. It was not easy for her to stop practicing FGM. She considered it her main job and had no alternative source of income. To her, FGM/C was a “business.” Ngaribas receive 50000 Tshs, or about $21 per girl, and she cut more than 40 girls in one season, which is around $840. “I had no other source of income those days, so I had to do that in order to feed my family,” said Nashipai. Addressing the lack of…