Why NGOs are wading into the world of business – Dr Githinji Gitahi

Non-governmental organisations (NGOs) around the world are going through a historic transition.They are slowly wading into the world of business by positioning themselves as “social enterprises.” Although the concept of social enterprises has gained prominence in development circles, it is still an enigma for the general public. This highlights the need for a more open […]

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Hiring more doctors will not solve Kenya’s health crisis – Lennox Yieke

The fact that Africa has less doctors than the rest of the world has frequently been identified as one of the root causes of the continent’s health challenges. In Kenya, for instance, the doctor to patient ratio is 1 to 17,000 against the World Health Organisation’s recommended ratio of 1 to 1,000. However, increasing the […]

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Africa Health Agenda International Conference Communiqué

Africa Health Agenda International Conference Declaration on Accelerating the Achievement of a Healthier Africa Nairobi, Kenya, 5th-9th March, 2017 We, the organisers, keynote speakers, panelists, scientists and researchers, leaders from government, multilateral agencies, the private sector, civil society, development partners, youth delegates, advocates for health and the media, came together at the Africa Health Agenda […]

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Amref launches FGM eradication strategy

Amref launches FGM eradication strategy

Amref Health Africa yesterday launched its vision to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) by 2030 during the ongoing Africa Health Agenda International Conference. The launch coincided with the International Women’s Day celebrations. The event, graced by H E Mrs Toyin Saraki and moderated by Dr Joachim Osur, discussed strategies for combating FGM, which is still […]

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Innovate for Life hackathon winners

Innovate for Life hackathon winners

In a bid to reduce the maternal and infant mortality rates in the continent, Amref Health Africa in Kenya merged forces with Takeda Pharmaceutical Company and Nailab (Nairobi Incubation Lab) to bring in innovators from different parts of Kenya and Africa who will build startups that help reduce the mortality rates by focusing on the challenges faced by expectant mothers.

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Town Hall with Edward Macharia

Town Hall with Edwin Macharia

Youth have for the longest time been ignored and locked out of decision making. Despite this, they have time and again proved their potential, and through the Africa Health Agenda International Conference have demanded to be included in decision-making.

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Africa should focus on causes and not symptoms of health challenges to implement health-related SDGs

Focus on causes and not symptoms to implement health-related SDGs

For the health-related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to be successfully implemented in Africa, countries in the continent need to address the underlying causes rather than the symptoms of key health challenges. This was the key takeout from the plenary on the status of the implementation of health-related SDGs yesterday.

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Global Fund Chief of Staff visits Amref Project in Nairobi

The Chief of Staff at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria, Dr Marijke Wijnroks paid a visit to the Medical Mission of Mary Health Centre in Mukuru kwa Njenga slum, Embakasi in Nairobi, to check on the progress of the Centre. The Amref Health Africa in Kenya project is funded by Global Fund.

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Nellie Keriri, PharmAccess and Dr Frasia Karua, Amref Health Africa interact with mhealth solutions at i-PUSH launch

Pushing the maternal health agenda through partnerships and innovation

Amref Health Africa and PharmAccess have joined forces in an innovative partnership called i-PUSH. The partnership aims to improve access to better health care for 100,000 women and their families in Kenya through mobile phones.

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