Amref Health Africa UK

Annual Review 2016

Delivering lasting health change across Africa

Thank you for your support

We are grateful for gifts, donations and support of all sizes, which have contributed towards our work in sub-Saharan Africa.

  • Patron

    HRH The Prince of Wales


    The Duke of Richmond & Gordon


    Gautam Dalal (Chairman to May 2016)

    Mark Chambers (Chairman May 2016 – present)

    Amanda Caine

    Paul Davey

    Justine Frain (sub-committee)

    Sue Hunt

    Sally James

    Craig Pollard

    Alastair Smith

    Corporate Partners

    Accenture Foundation

    Allen & Overy

    Euromoney Institutional Investor PLC




    ViiV Healthcare UK Ltd

    Somak Holidays


    Big Lottery Fund

    Comic Relief

    Department for International Development

    European Commission

    Jersey Overseas Aid Commission

    Trusts and Foundations

    Miss K. M. Harbison's Charitable Trust

    Nelsons Homeopathic Pharmacy

    Open Gate Trust

    PF Charitable Trust

    Pawle Charitable Trust

    Simon's Charity

    Somerset Local Medical Benevolent Fund

    The A&E Education Trust

    The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust

    The Andor Charitable Trust

    The Ardwick Trust

    The Batchworth Trust

    The Beatrice Laing Trust

    The Bryan Guinness Charitable Trust

    The Charles Hayward Foundation

    The Cotton Trust

    The Dulverton Trust

    The Evan Cornish Foundation

    The Fulmer Charitable Trust

    The Gilander Foundation

    The Golden Bottle Trust

    The Headley Trust

    The Hermitage Trust

    The Lord Deedes of Aldington Charitable Trust

    The Mainhouse Charitable Trust

    The Michael and Anna Wix Charitable Trust

    The Paget Charitable Trust

    The Pennycress Trust

    The Peter Stebbings Memorial Charity

    The Peter Storrs Trust

    The Pharo Foundation

    The Prince of Wales’s Charitable Foundation

    Souter Charitable Trust

    The St Mary's Charity

    The Sylvia Adams Charitable Trust

    The Thousandth Man - Richard Burns Charitable Trust

    Tula Trust

    Veta Bailey Charitable Trust

    Stella Symons Charitable Trust

    Community Partners & Supporters

    People for People

    Sally Poltimore - Hungerford Christmas Fair

    Wolfson College Oxford - Amref Supporter Group

    Pro Bono Partnerships

    Clear Channel

    Dean Bradshaw






This past year has been pivotal for our organisation as we undergo a period of growth and development both in the UK and sub-Saharan Africa. Building on six decades of trust and partnership at both grassroots and government level, we have continued to create lasting health change for Africa by working with women, girls, their families and their communities.

We have expanded our Maternal, Newborn and Child Health services across the continent, trained more health workers and supported more communities with sustainable health solutions.

In an era of uncertainty and change, Amref Health Africa has continued to stand with women, girls and their communities to enable them to improve their own health, now and for the long-term.

Writing this introduction has given me a welcome opportunity to reflect on our achievements over the last twelve months and also celebrate our strengths – and our differences – as an organisation. We are a truly African organisation, headquartered in Kenya and known and respected across the continent. For nearly 60 years our supporters, partners and friends have trusted Amref Health Africa to deliver lasting health change because of the local knowledge and respect we have earned as an organisation.

Headquartered in Nairobi since 1957, we have been working from the ground up using a combination of grass-roots development and government partnerships. This approach has made a tangible difference to generations and continues to enable communities to develop their own health solutions and access efficient and effective support and services.

In 2016, the UK team focussed our efforts on four key areasof Amref’s work; Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene, Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights and Training Health Workers. Through these themes and the overall goal of strengthening health systems across the continent, in 2016 the UK has supported 22 programmes across 15 countries, reaching nearly 775,000 people over a twelve month period. That means programmes funded from the UK alone benefit over 2,000 people each and every day.

We have also spent time together this year as a staff and board team, creating a new three-year strategy for Amref UK and securing resources to invest in strengthening our capacity to raise funds, support programmes and advocate for women’s and girls’ health. With a clear vision for our future, we are building a stronger team and ensuring we can continue to play a strong role within the Amref Health Africa global family in the coming years.

As always, our mission here in the UK is to celebrate and champion African women and girls through our programmatic and fundraising work. As gatekeepers to their communities’ health, women and girls hold a powerful position. By harnessing this power and by giving women the means to transform their health and the health of their communities, the positive impact of these opportunities are clear cross-continent. It is our privilege and responsibility to tell these remarkable stories in the UK in the way the African women who work with us tell us they want them to be told: representing African women as individuals, not victims.

During the course of this year we have commissioned stunning new photographs and captured individual stories and opinions to enable us to show you our work through the eyes of the remarkable African women at its core.

I would also like to take this opportunity to offer a special and sincere thank you to our partners, supporters and friends, without whom our work would not be possible. Our Annual Review gives a flavour of what you have helped us to achieve: together, we have made a powerful and significant difference to achieving lasting health change in Africa and we are looking forward to building on these relationships and creating new opportunities in healthcare development in 2017 and beyond.

Thank you for your support.

Frances Longley
Chief Executive, Amref Health Africa UK

About AMREF Health Africa

Amref Health Africa is Africa’s leading health charity and one of the leading healthcare development agencies on the continent. Working primarily with women and girls, our vision is of lasting health change within Africa’s most vulnerable and remote communities.

Headquartered in Nairobi, we are a truly African organisation which combines grass roots development with government partnerships. This ethos defines our community-based approach and echoes across each and every one of the projects and programmes we deliver.


We started life in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa. In 1970 the UK office was founded to support the growing work of Amref across Africa. Beginning with aeroplanes to provide the most remote communities with health care, we have always used innovative methods and the tools of our time to bridge the gap between health systems and people.



In 1970 Amref Health Africa UK – one of the 11 northern-hemisphere offices – was founded to support the growing work of Amref across Africa. Focusing on fundraising, advocacy and technical support; Amref Health Africa UK is a registered charity and limited company.

Themes Amref Health Africa UK addresses through health system strengthening

Maternal, Newborn
and Child Health

Training Health Workers

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

Sexual Reproductive
Health and Rights

Where we work

With our headquarters based in Nairobi, we are a truly African organisation. We know that women are the gatekeepers to their communities’ health, so we work primarily through women and girls to bring better health to those living in some of the region’s poorest and most remote communities. Amref Health Africa UK is one of 11 Northern fundraising offices.

  • Tanzania: 3 Projects

    Malaria Response

    Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

    Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights

  • Uganda: 3 Projects

    Water and Sanitation

    Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

  • South Sudan: 1 Project

    Fistula surgical outreach

  • Ethiopia: 6 projects

    Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

    HIV & Aids

    Water and Sanitation

    Clinic Construction

  • Kenya: 8 projects

    Mobile Health

    Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

    HIV & Aids

    Fistula Surgical Output

    Non-communicable Diseases

    Health Systems Strenghtening. Human Resources for Health

  • South Africa: 1 project

    Non-communicable Diseases







Tanzania: 3 Projects

Malaria Response

Maternal, Newborn
and Child Health

Sexual Reproductive
Health and Rights

Uganda: 3 Projects

Water and Sanitation

Maternal, Newborn
and Child Health

South Sudan: 1 Project

Fistula surgical outreach

Ethiopia: 6 projects

Maternal, Newborn
and Child Health

HIV & Aids

Water and Sanitation

Clinic Construction

Kenya: 8 projects

Mobile Health

Maternal, Newborn
and Child Health

HIV & Aids

Fistula Surgical Output


Health Systems Strenghtening.
Human Resources for Health

South Africa: 1 project

Non-communicable Diseases

GSK 20% Initiative*

Angola, Burundi, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Lesthoto, Madagascar, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia

Key Amref UK partner countries
UK – supported partnership projects with GSK as part of their 20% initiative

Headline Achievements

In 2016, Amref health Africa UK funded

22 programmes
across 15 countries








Young people

and trained



our total income for the year was

We reached over 1.2 million people with our high-impact international #SaveMothersDay campaign. The campaign championed African women and highlighted the work we are doing to address maternal health needs across sub-Saharan Africa. The campaign was nominated for the Bond International Development Awards, where we made the shortlist for Best Campaign.

Celebrating African Womanhood

In August 2016, we travelled to Kenya to capture images of the remarkable women and girls we work with. We wanted to tell a story of contemporary African womanhood, portraying women from Amref projects as they wish to be seen: as individuals - not victims. Their stories show the effect good reproductive health has and the positive outcomes that occur as a result. Known for his dramatic, cinematic style, we invited LA-based commercial photographer Dean Bradshaw to come with us.

“This trip was incredible to see not only the extent of Amref’s impact – which is considerable - but also how their projects are not just about providing people with free aid. Amref’s work is about empowering people at community level and giving them the tools to make improvements to their own lives to strengthen and build their future.”

Would you like to know more? Visit to see the Celebrating African Womanhood photo series.

Amref UK also began new pro bono partnerships with creative agency Droga5, ClearChannel, Facebook, Instagram

Our four year Mama na motto wa Afrika (Mother and Child of Africa) project in Kenya saw the roll out of MJALI, an innovative mobile health data collection tool for Community Health Volunteers to improve the quality, accuracy and timeliness of data.



Our total income for the year was




Our two year partnership with Allen & Overy raised a record total of £1.72 million through fundraising, pro-bono support and gifts-in-kind. Their generous support will help improve the sexual and reproductive health of 170,000 young people in Tanzania.

Seven Amref runners completed the Virgin Money London Marathon in April 2016, raising over

We celebrated over 40 years of partnership with Wolfson College Oxford who have raised over
through generous donations of students and staff.

For more than 15 years our supporters at Hungerford Christmas Fair have been fundraising for Amref Health Africa UK. In 2016, they raised an incredible

Case Studies

Maternal, Newborn and Child Health

  • Unlocking women’s potential in Turkana

    Turkana is the poorest county in Kenya, with over 80% of the population living below the poverty line. The people in Turkana are amongst the most marginalised and are largely excluded from mainstream health and development planning.


    Members of the women’s group collect crops from their community farm

    Here, providing sustainable, practical solutions to healthcare issues is key. Women in the region are the gatekeepers to their communities’ health, so leveraging their power unlocks opportunities.

    In Elelea – one of the many areas in Turkana where Amref operates – irrigation systems have been installed through water tanks, turning areas of scrubland into gardens and farms for crop growing. Not only does this address the issue of poor nutrition; the sale of vegetables gives women in the community an income – a significant shift in a largely patriarchal society. This income also gives the women the ability to buy nutritious food for their children to supplement what they grow.

    Samal is a member of the farming co-operative set up by Amref Health Africa UK. She works with other women from the local community, growing vegetables in the grounds of the local health centre.

    “Before Amref came to our village, our children were very malnourished. Now, we grow our own crops and we can feed our families properly. I didn’t always have a job, or a purpose. Now, we are all businesswomen.”

    Often, community groups can make up to KSh 600 ($6) a day that can be invested back into the farm to grow the business. Because money of this scale is a new concept in Turkana, training from Amref on banking and taking out loans to grow these businesses is part of the sustainability process.

    Once successful pilot farms have been introduced, the women’s group involved share their business model with nearby communities. This sharing of skills, knowledge and experience gives women a means to look after themselves and their young children, as well as establishing a strong sense of purpose and independence.

    John Kutna, Amref Project Manager, Turkana

    “In the past, there has been a huge focus on health, but no attention paid to the root causes of sickness and disease. The way Amref works is different. We address the underlying health issues to ensure there is no relapse. Because we have been a part of these communities for so long, we understand the challenges in a unique manner and address in a useful and sustainable way. We have to come up with innovative ideas because the environment and the people are so unique.”

    Our Results

    Partner: European Commission, Big Lottery Fund, Jersey Overseas Aid Commission

    • 155 Community Health Workers trained
    • 1,560 women introduced to Mother Support Groups
    • 2,487 action days with community members
    • 3,272 people attended family planning services
    • 4,682 children supported with growth monitoring
    • 6,528 people assessed at container clinics
    • 41,084 people benefitted from maternal healthcare

    Kenya in Numbers

    Population: 47.2 million
    Number of doctors 
	per 1000 people: 0.2
    Maternal mortality 
	rate (per 100,000): 362
     Under 5s mortality rate 
	(per 1000 live births): 52
    Unmet need for family 
	planning (among 
	women 15-49): 18%
  • Fighting malaria at community level

    Tandahimba in Mtwara is one of the poorest and most remote areas of Tanzania. Before 2015, the death rate for mothers and children was incredibly high because the community had limited access to malaria treatment and maternal health services. Until recently, there were very few health workers in the region and people had to travel a great distance to visit hospitals or clinics.


    One of Amref Health Africa’s trained Community Health Workers

    In 2015, Amref started working with local communities to make positive health changes. An integrated Maternal, Newborn and Child Health (MNCH) project was set up, with a specific focus on malaria prevention. The project enabled the most vulnerable members of the community to access the vital health services they need to fight one of Africa’s most dangerous diseases.

    The project supports
    the community by

    Empowering people to prevent and control malaria and other diseases such as TB and typhoid.

    Increasing access to effective malaria prevention and treatment for mothers and children.

    Training local health workers to manage and control malaria and other communicable diseases.

    Amref Health Africa’s approach is always community-based, providing local people with the skills they need to bring better health to their own communities. All 43 villages involved in the project have held successful Village Health Days supported by Amref, with increasing numbers of participants. The days focus on educating the community on malaria diagnosis and ways to prevent malaria from spreading and are also used for general health education and environmental cleaning.

    Ahmed Bakari is 34 years old and comes from the Tandahimba district. He received training from Amref Health Africa, which allows him to work with the community members and improve health in the local district.

    “My main job is to influence the community to have positive change in terms of health and social development. As well as encouraging the men to get involved, I have also had training from Amref on improving maternal and child health, malaria prevention and nutrition for under fives. My work is difficult but I feel supported by Amref and have proof that Community Health Workers in Tandahimba are making a difference to people’s lives.”

    Our Results

    Partner: GSK

    • 118 Community Health Workers received bikes
    • 148 Community Health Workers trained
    • 179 Health Committee Members trained
    • 1,857 pregnant women benefitted from improved health services
    • 10,542 children had increased access to healthcare

    Tanzania in Numbers

    Population: 47.2 million
    Number of doctors 
	per 1000 people: 0.2
    Maternal mortality 
	rate (per 100,000): 362
     Under 5s mortality rate 
	(per 1000 live births): 52
    Unmet need for family 
	planning (among 
	women 15-49): 18%
  • ‘The smile of a child is the happiness of a mother’

    There is a saying in Uganda, ‘Sanyu Ly’omuzadde Kwekuseka Kwomwana’ (the smile of a child is the happiness of the mother). This is the name of our Maternal Newborn and Child Health project in two rural districts of central Uganda - Kyankwanzi and Nakaseke.


    In this remote part of Uganda, skilled delivery and antenatal care attendance are very low and the mortality rate for mothers is much higher than the national average. To improve this Amref Health Africa UK in partnership with Comic Relief are working with local communities to increase skilled delivery, antenatal care and post natal care among pregnant women and mothers.

    photo of Atuhairwe Gorret

    Atuhairwe Gorret performs a routine check-up for an expectant mother

    Midwife Atuhairwe Gorret is 27 years old and works at an Amref facility in the region.

    “When I was at school, I used to see people waiting in long queues at hospitals. I always wanted to be a midwife to help and to stop their suffering. I qualified in 2012. It was such a proud day.

    “This district is very poor. Sometimes mothers come in to give birth who do not have clothes for the babies. They find it hard to reach the facility, because they don’t have access to transport. They have nothing.

    “Women here are also used to giving birth at home without a midwife or a nurse and treat themselves and their babies with traditional methods like herbs, rather than medicine. This is really bad for their health. People are not used to coming to hospitals, so we have to train them that it is safer to give birth here, rather than at home. We educate that registering and immunising your baby is very important. We are also working to change men’s attitudes, because they can be skeptical and sometimes don’t take responsibility for their partners or their babies.

    “The Volunteer Health Teams are doing a great job and together, we are making a difference. We really appreciate all the support we have and things are improving. Since working here, I have never lost a baby or a mother. I hope it stays that way.”

    Our Results

    Partner: Comic Relief

    • 21 District Health Teams trained
    • 24 Health Champions implemented behaviour change activities
    • 59 nurses and midwives trained
    • 202 community leaders participated in community workshops
    • 685 pregnant women supported
    • 4,308 children benefitted from outreach services

    Uganda in Numbers

    Population: 47.2 million
    Number of doctors 
	per 1000 people: 0.2
    Maternal mortality 
	rate (per 100,000): 362
     Under 5s mortality rate 
	(per 1000 live births): 52
    Unmet need for family 
	planning (among 
	women 15-49): 18%
  • Changing attitudes in Ethiopia’s pastoralist communities

    In Ethiopia, the lifetime risk of a woman dying from pregnancy and childbirth related complications is extremely high. For women living in South Omo and Segen Zones, this risk is greater still. In this highly remote region, 80% of the pastoralist farming communities live below the poverty line, and the need to move herds in search of fresh pasture means accessing quality healthcare is even more challenging.


    Mothers queue to have their babies weighed at a local clinic

    This is reflected in the area’s alarming health indicators. Maternal, Newborn and Child Health services lag behind those in the rest of the country and are an urgent priority for the District Health Offices. For instance, immunisation coverage for children in these areas is approximately 30% below the national average.

    With funding from the UK Department for International Development, The Pharo Foundation and The Allan & Nesta Ferguson Charitable Trust, Amref Health Africa UK has been implementing a project to improve Maternal, Newborn and Child Health in South Omo and Segen since 2013.

    The project

    Increases the awareness and use of Maternal, Newborn and Child Health services.

    Improves the skills of existing health workers at community and facility level.

    Strengthens health systems so that more effective services can be delivered to women and children.

    One way that Amref Health Africa UK is creating change is through women and girls, who are often the gatekeepers to their communities’ health in pastoralist communities. For this project, women were involved in key activities, management groups, community conversation and mother to mother support groups. Women also lead steering committees for Health Extension Workers and midwives and take control of project management from the ground upwards. By harnessing women’s power, Amref Health Africa is creating long-term, sustainable health change for these remote communities.

    As well as working specifically through women, the project is unusual for Ethiopia because it reaches people with disabilities through regular advice and support to health centres and hospitals. Spare wheelchairs are made available in hospitals and stand by help is available to support those who cannot speak. The project also advises that health centres should be situated in low land or in locations which can be accessed by people with physical disabilities and provides useful advice to community health centres to improve knowledge and change attitudes towards disability rights and inclusion.

    “One way that Amref Health Africa UK is creating change is through women and girls, who are often the gatekeepers to their communities’ health in pastoralist communities”.

    Our Results

    Partners: UK Aid and The Allan & Nesta Fergunson Charitable Trust

    • 464 Health Extension Workers trained
    • 1,120 women supported with health services
    • 8,186 children supported by Health Extension Workers
    • 41,302 women and children reached through health education

    Ethiopia in Numbers

    Population: 47.2 million
    Number of doctors 
		per 1000 people: 0.2
    Maternal mortality 
		rate (per 100,000): 362
     Under 5s mortality rate 
		(per 1000 live births): 52
    Unmet need for family 
		planning (among 
		women 15-49): 18%
  • Health System Strengthening

  • Addressing the growing burden of Non-Communicable Diseases in Southern and East Africa

    Since 2015, Amref Health Africa UK has been working in partnership with GSK to reduce Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs) across sub-Saharan Africa, by giving communities the expertise and equipment they need to prevent, diagnose and treat these conditions


    A patient gets his blood pressure checked by an Amref trained Health Worker

    Whilst typically sub-Saharan Africa is associated with epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and malaria; the World Health Organisation estimates that NCDs are now a major concern, with health issues such as diabetes, cancer and hypertension likely to overtake infectious diseases by 2030. In 2015, NCDs were also included in the Sustainable Development Goals, under Goal 3: Ensure healthy lives and promote wellbeing at all ages.

    In an increasingly connected world, where the effects of globalisation extend to even the most remote communities, Africa’s lower and middle class populations are now more likely to suffer with health conditions more often associated with the West, such as obesity, asthma and heart disease. The growing burden of NCDs is having a significant and profound effect on sub-Saharan Africa’s already stretched health systems, which have little resource or experience in treating the significant health risks.

    Amref Health Africa UK has begun innovative work to meet the need for effective and accessible NCD treatment and training. In 2015, we rolled out a specific NCD programme in Kenya. A year later, we expanded into South Africa.

    South Africa suffers from a
    quadruple burden of disease

    Maternal, Newborn and Child related deaths (2-3 times global average)

    HIV/AIDS and TB (23 times the global average)

    Non-Communicable Diseases (2-3 times average of developing countries)

    Violence and injury (equating to 1.3% of global burden of injuries)

    In South Africa, Non-Communicable Diseases NCDs are responsible for approximately two out of five deaths. To address the damaging impact this has on communities, Amref South Africa in partnership with Amref UK has implemented a three year project in the Gauteng and Limpopo Provinces.

    This NCD project aims to develop skills for health workers so they are able to address, screen and manage obesity, hypertension and diabetes. It will also strengthen regional training centres in the two Provinces, build the capacity of health workers, raise awareness and improve knowledge of the related lifestyle risk factors.

    Anne Khangale is 48 and lives with her husband and children in Rabie Ridge, Midrand, South Africa. For years, Anne dreamed of becoming a Community Health Worker, but couldn’t afford to study without the promise of a job.

    However, thanks to an Amref NCD learnership course, Anne’s fortunes changed. This course trains Community Health Workers on how to educate, care and make referrals for patients, with the intention that students will work in the community, educating and caring for those affected by NCDs and make referrals when their training is complete.

    The course is implemented over a one year period, with the ambition of training 350 Community Health Workers in the first year.

    Anne said: “I think I have set an example for people my age and younger that it is never too late to learn and contribute to your community”. Anne’s husband is happy that she did not give up, and that the Amref course is helping her to achieve her dream and passion. Anne added: “I am enjoying learning and the course has reached and surpassed all my expectations!”

    Our Results

    Partner: GSK

    Kenya training target
    • 100 Nutritionists
    • 100 Health Managers
    • 200 Lab Technicians
    • 200 Community Health Extension Workers
    • 1,100 Community Health Volunteers
    • 600 Nurses
    South Africa target
    • 1,628 frontline health workers trained
    • 183,236 men reached
    • 214,260 women reached
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene

  • Bringing water and sanitation to the Addis Ababa slums

    Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world. Whilst images of rural poverty in Ethiopia are common in the UK, often less attention is paid to the increasing number of people who live in urban slums.


    Children enjoy the new water facilities on offer in Yeka Sub City

    Amref Health Africa UK, in partnership with Comic Relief, is improving the health of communities living within Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, by improving the access to water and sanitation facilities.

    The informal settlements in Yeka and Akaki Sub Cities have high levels of poverty, poor housing and illiteracy. Sanitation is a particular issue. In these areas, 18% of the community do not have access to a latrine, 32% have no access to water and 96% of latrines do not have hand washing facilities. Many women who are in charge of waste disposal in their communities do not have the tools or the knowledge to collect and dispose of waste safely. This leads to the spread of diseases such as cholera, typhoid and childhood diarrhoea – one of the leading causes of deaths in under fives. With good sanitation and consistent access to healthy drinking water these conditions are easily preventable.

    The project

    Improves access to safe and affordable Water, Sanitation and Hygiene services in Yeka and Akaki.

    Increases the use of safe water sources and improve attitudes and practices towards hygiene and sanitation.

    Increases the capacity of local water and sanitation Community Health Volunteers and outreach workers.

    Gives women greater confidence and skills to look after their communities and a belief in their ability to improve opportunities in life.

    Hand Washing Campaign at Yeka Sub City district

    As part of the Amref Health Africa UK and Comic Relief project, handwashing days have been organised throughout the year to improve awareness in the Addis Ababa slums. These campaigns have been designed to demonstrate and promote proper handwashing, as well as spread the word about the importance of good hygiene and sanitation. The locations for these awareness campaigns were at areas that had a high level of reported cases of Acute Water Diarrhoea – 25 cases per week.

    The Hand Washing Campaign at Yeka Sub City district in June 2016 was a great success. Over a month-long period, we were able to reach over 6,500 people and after the campaign the number of reported cases of diarrhoea was reduced to just six.

    Our Results

    Partner: Comic Relief

    • 28 water and sanitation committees established
    • 84 community members trained
    • 57 experienced public health professionals trained
    • 60 community members trained
    • 19,928 people received sanitation education

    Ethiopia in Numbers

    Population: 47.2 million
    Number of doctors 
		per 1000 people: 0.2
    Maternal mortality 
		rate (per 100,000): 362
     Under 5s mortality rate 
		(per 1000 live births): 52
    Unmet need for family 
		planning (among 
		women 15-49): 18%


of every £1 spent...

goes on fundraising

goes on charitable activities

For every £1 spent on fundraising

we raise £17

Total income generated for the year was


Corporates: 3,380,065
Institutional Donors : 1,588,741
Individuals: 453,271
Trusts and Foundations: 175,028
Other* : 13,327

*Gifts in kind, Christmas cards, investments.

Last year, we sent


to projects in sub-Saharan Africa

*£2.4 million restricted funds were held in the UK at year end on behalf of donors awaiting distribution to Amref HQ in line with agreed milestones.

These financial highlights are from our Annual Accounts 2015-16, which can be found in full at




In 2017 is Amref Health Africa’s 60th anniversary. A number of events will be held worldwide throughout the year to celebrate this milestone achievement.

Amref Health Africa UK is expanding Sexual Reproductive Health and Maternal, Newborn and Child Health programmes across East Africa learning from best practice achieved during current projects.

Building on the success of our Non-Communicable Diseases pilot programmes in Kenya and South Africa, we will be rolling out further projects in Namibia and Botswana.

Amref Health Africa UK is launching a new three-year strategy to strengthen our team and grow our income.