AMREF (the African Medical and Research Foundation) is Africa’s leading health charity.
AMREF started life in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa and have over 55 years experience working with the most marginalised and vulnerable communities across sub-Saharan Africa to create lasting health change.
Beginning with aeroplanes, to provide the most remote communities with health care, we have always used the ‘tools of our time’ to bridge the gap between heath systems and people.
Today we use e-learning, telemedicine, and mobile phones to spread health knowledge and care. Our work has won high-profile international awards such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s Award for Global Health and the Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Award.
In 2011, AMREF brought better health to 12 million people across Africa.