Here you'll find the latest news from AMREF projects in Africa and updates on events in the UK and rest of the world
Remarkable visionary, renowned surgeon and AMREF co-founder Dr. Thomas (Tom) D. Rees passed away at his home in Santa Fe, NM on Thursday November 14. He is survived and celebrated by his children Thomas Jr. of Los Angeles and AMREF USA Board Member Elizabeth of New York City; as well as his brother Richard Rees, MD, of Ogden, Utah. Dr. Rees’ beloved wife of 63 years, Nan Rees, had passed away last May.
AMREF has been shocked and saddened by the tragic events at the Westgate shopping centre in Nairobi this weekend.
Outside the administration block at Loborom Primary School, located 50km from Pader Town in northern Uganda, a group of teachers sit under a tree, sharing a snack of groundnuts as they chat and mark exercise books. Groups of children run around the school compound, enjoying the mid-morning break from lessons.
AMREF Flying Doctors has been helping with the international care of the two British students who were victims of an acid attack in Zanzibar last week.
As the world marks World Water Day, AMREF continues to advocate for integration of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in all development programmes, especially health-related interventions.
World AIDS Day, marked each year on December 1, brings the world together to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic.
Join us for our second Unity Event commemorating World AIDS Day 2012. This year, the event will focus on AMREF’s work to inform and empower some of the most marginalised communities in Africa to promote their sexual and reproductive health rights.