A great way to celebrate International Women’s Day is to take time to learn about the work being done by women and for women to advance their rights and health around the world!
A great way to celebrate International Women’s Day is to take time to learn about the work being done by women and for women to advance their rights and health around the world! In honor of this international observance day, we spoke with our Charity Alliance member Amref Health Africa (Amref) to learn more about the central role women play in transforming health care in Africa.
With headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, Amref is the largest Africa-based health care nonprofit, serving millions of people every year across 35 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. They train local health workers and provide health services to meet the dynamic and critical health needs of communities located south of the Sahara. Crucially, 97% of Amref’s global staff are African; they are always tackling African challenges with African expertise.
You may already be aware of Amref’s support of health care in Africa by their name alone, but what you may not know is that Amref centers women and girls in their work. With a holistic approach to health care, they ensure that women and girls in this region of Africa are safe and healthy their whole lives.
Here are five unique aspects to Amref’s work in bringing life-saving care to women in Africa:
Join Amref Health Africa in celebrating International Women’s Day this year. Here are a few suggestions of ways to get involved:
- Support Amref’s International Women’s Day #HERstory campaign. Share your stories about groundbreaking women you know using #HERstory and tag @amrefusa on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Learn more about the campaign and how you can help Amref support women who are changing their communities every day.
- Does your company want to feature Amref in an upcoming workplace event? Contact us for ideas on how Amref can share their work with your employees and get them involved.
- Subscribe to Amref’s newsletter so you don’t miss any of their updates.