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AMREF UK team with AMREF Director General Dr Teguest Guerma (fourth from right) AMREF UK team with AMREF Director General Dr Teguest Guerma (fourth from right)

Amref Health Africa UK Staff

The Amref Health Africa office in the UK focuses on increasing the impact of Amref Health Africa's work in Africa by generating funds to support Amref Health Africa's strategic health priorities.

We do this by partnering with colleagues in Africa to support the management of grants and funders and raising awareness of the health challenges facing the continent through campaigning and advocacy work. Our current campaigning priority is maternal mortality through our Stand Up for African Mothers campaign.

We currently employ 16 members of staff at our office in London, including:

Samara Hammond

Chief Executive Officer
Samara is a clinician, a Nurse Practitioner and Public Health specialist with over 20 years experience as a manager in the public health sector. She has worked both in the UK and in Africa including Kenya, Ethiopia and Uganda. Most recently she has been Associate Director of Quality Innovation and Clinical Governance at NHS Wandsworth, London.

Samara is well known to Amref Health Africa, having served as a UK Board member from 2003 to 2009, and regularly spent time in our programmes working clinically and providing public health evaluations.

Miranda Harington

Head of Programmes
Miranda leads the Programmes team in the UK and brings a wealth of knowledge and hands-on experience from significant field based work across Africa, particularly Liberia and Sudan.

Her 4 years with the Department for International Development (DFID) have honed an impressive understanding of the funding landscape, while her time in Libera, managing a Primary and Secondary Health Care programme for Merlin, where she and her team were responsible for 14 Clinics and 1 major Hospital, mean Miranda is extremely well placed to understand the unique contribution that Amref Health Africa brings to Africa’s health care challenges.

Amref Health Africa

The African Medical and Research Foundation is Africa’s leading health development organisation.

We deliver good quality health care closer to those who need it most. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, AMREF is a truly African organisation whose vision is lasting health change in Africa.