Communicable diseases such as malaria are the leading cause of death and illness in Uganda, and women and children are worst affected.
Working with district health councils and health care institutions, Amref Health Africa is improving the knowledge and skills of local communities and health professionals to improve overall access to better health across the country.
Lack of access to safe water, bad sanitation and inadequate health care mean that in Ethiopia preventable illnesses too often prove fatal.
The rural nature of much of the population means that access to healthcare isn't easy. Amref Health Africa is working hard to train health workers, reduce malaria and waterborne diseases, providing communities with vital basic healthcare and education.