AMREF is the African Medical & Research Foundation – the world’s leading African health development organization. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, AMREF offers a point of view that is distinct from other health NGOs. Results-driven and evidence-based, AMREF openly shares knowledge and learning to strengthen the work of African Ministries of Health and other NGOs. With over 50 years on the ground in Africa, AMREF knows effective development strategies must be organized and developed with communities as integral participants while integrating NGOs and MOHs in the design and delivery of health care.
Founded in 1957 as the Flying Doctors Service, AMREF has since received prestigious accolades including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Award for Global Health. A leader in health solutions for mothers and newborns – especially those in remote communities and neglected urban slums – AMREF addresses the critical shortage of health workers at all levels in Africa. We have trained, for example, most of Southern Sudan’s health work force.