AMREF believes that the power for lasting transformation of Africa’s health lies within its communities.
We believe we are agents for change in African health.
We are optimistic about Africa’s potential to find solutions to its health challenges, given the right support.
AMREF believes that by focusing on the health of women and children we can improve the health of the whole community.
AMREF shares knowledge gained from our grassroots programmes with others, and uses it as evidence to advocate for appropriate change in health policy and practice. In all our programmes AMREF partners with communities, civil society organisations, health practitioners, and the private and public sectors to establish a participatory health care system.
The building blocks of our approach are in 3 key areas:
- Human Resources for health – this includes training and re-skilling of community and other cadres of health workers
- Health Management Information Systems – we believe in the use of health information for planning and programming
- Community Systems Strengthening – this includes giving communities knowledge and skills to promote good health, engaging with grassroots structures and strengthening linkages between communities and health facilities.
At AMREF we believe that health is a human right, that the solutions to lasting health change can be found here in Africa, and that the community is all powerful. AMREF identifies priorities and allocates resources on a pro-poor basis giving support to people and communities that we believe to be the most vulnerable and marginalised.