Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: December 7, 2012, 7:11 PM
The African Medical & Research Foundation seeks to improve the health of people in Africa as a means to alleviate poverty and improve their lives. AMREF USA provides technical and financial support for AMREF.
AMREF works in six priority areas: HIV/AIDS & TB, Malaria, Clean water and sanitation, Maternal and child health, clinical and surgical outreach, and the training of health workers.
As an Africa-based organization, we understand that, to achieve lasting provision of health services on the continent, it is essential to build up local health systems.
We are planting the seeds of local and accessible health care, and those seeds take root best when they are planted by fellow Africans. That's why 97% of our employees are African. Our projects are sensitive to local needs and customs, and because of this, communities trust us to develop health solutions that make them partners rather than beneficiaries only.