Health—General & Rehabilitative

Amref Health Africa, Inc.

New York, NY

Mission

Amref Health Africa's mission is to improve the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. Our vision is lasting health change. Amref Health Africa delivers health services and health worker training to over 30 countries in Africa including Ethiopia, Kenya, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda.

Notes from the Nonprofit

Amref Health Africa has successfully stopped the outbreak of diseases such as Ebola and cholera. To stop the spread of COVID-19 in Africa, Amref is working closely with African Ministries of Health, the African Centres of Disease Control, and the World Health Organization to train frontline health workers with training on COVID-19, scale up testing, and expand community awareness on preventing the spread of the disease. In Kenya for example, we are improving disease surveillance, early symptom detection and tracking the spread of the disease, which Amref already does in several African countries including Tanzania. Please see https://amrefusa.org/featured/coronavirus/ for more specific information on COVID-19

Ruling Year

1961

Executive Director

Mr. Robert Kelty

Main Address

75 Broad Street Suite 703

New York, NY 10004 USA

Formerly Known As

AMREF

Keywords

Africa, poverty, health, health care, health education, training, research, HIV, AIDS, reproductive, child, women, maternal, malaria, health worker

EIN

13-1867411

 Number

1206381449

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Public Health Program (E70)

AIDS (G81)

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Our programs

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Koota Injena

Strengthening Laboratories in South Sudan

Expanding Disease Prevention

Immunization for Young Children

COVID-19 Response

Where we work

Our Results

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Number of Community Health Workers Trained

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

Community Health Workers were trained in community disease surveillance to prevent deadly disease outbreaks, such as Ebola.

Number of people reached with Health Services

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Population(s) served

No target populations selected

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Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

This represents the number of beneficiaries reached directly through RMNCH, WASH, clinical and diagnostic services, and treatment for infectious and Non-Communicable Diseases

Number of youth trained in Advocacy for SRHR in Kenya

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

We provide training to help youth advocate for policies that advance gender equality and increase access to sexual and reproductive health services.

Number of women and children receiving Reproductive, Maternal and Child Health Services

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people with improved water access

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context notes

The number of beneficiaries reached directly through improved Water and sanitation Access.

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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What have they accomplished so far and what's next?

Overall, Amref Health Africa's aim is to achieve lasting health change in Africa. To do this, we work to improve people's health in a sustainable manner by finding solutions to African health challenges with African expertise. More specifically, we aim to reach the most marginalized and remote areas of Africa to eradicate poverty and improve health. One of our priorities in achieving lasting health change is reducing the maternal mortality rates because women are at the heart of the community – if a woman is healthy, her family, the community and the economy benefits from her contributions. Other goals include: decreasing incidence of infectious disease – HIV, malaria, TB; improving overall health of communities with clean water and sanitation (leads to disease prevention and better health); and delivering medical and surgical outreach to communities that otherwise could not benefit from specialized surgical services.

Our unique approach focuses on strengthening health systems at the community level, so that even people living in Africa's most marginalized and remote communities can access vital health services, and training local health workers at every level of the health system from doctors and Ministry of Health administrators to nurses and midwives. We also involve the community in every step of the program development process - from planning to implementation. We equip local communities with the knowledge, skills and tools to transform their own health.

Our staff is 97% African, most of which work in the communities in which they live, which gives them a profound depth of understanding about how to partner with communities to create behavior change and better health. Furthermore, we have been working with African communities for 58 years and understand the cultural contexts within which to operate, empower and improve conditions. We are very closely aligned with the Ministries of Health in all the countries in which we work, implementing programs that reflect national health strategies, which ensures efficient implementation and sustainability. We are experts in our field - we operate a national training center in Nairobi, Kenya where we train all health worker cadres from over 35 countries. Additionally, we have pioneered the use of several newer technologies such as eLearning and mLearning to train health workers. One accomplishment we are particularly proud of is the development of the first open source mobile platform for training community health workers on simple mobile phones to enable greater scale up in training the critical frontline health workers who, with basic training, are capable of preventing common and potentially fatal diseases. Additionally, we have six African offices and two hubs in South and West Africa deeply familiar with the communities and contexts in which they operate. And finally, we partner with private sector and key academic institutions to ensure we have the resources and technical expertise to implement our programs.

We have established monitoring and evaluation functions within each project we implement. Also, we have a highly structured reporting and data collection system which ensures we can course correct midstream and conduct evidence-based advocacy at various government levels to influence national health policy.

As an organization, Amref Health Africa is equipped to make a large, sustainable impact in the lives of people across sub-Saharan Africa- we reach millions of people every year. In 2015 we reached nearly 9,000,000 people through our health programs and trained over 115,000 local health workers.

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Accreditations

Better Business Bureau Accredited Charity 2020

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

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CEO OVERSIGHT

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ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

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BOARD COMPOSITION

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BOARD PERFORMANCE

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