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28 Nov 2012 description

AMREF Ethiopia officially launched the Stand Up for African Mothers campaign in the country on November 15, 2012. The President of the Federal Region State of Afar, H E Ismael Ali Siro was the guest speaker at the event which was hosted by AMREF Director General Dr Teguest Guerma alongside AMREF Ethiopia Country Director Dr Florence Temu.

01 Oct 2012 description

The British Ambassador to Ethiopia H E Mr Greg Dorey recently paid a visit to Kechene area in Gullele Sub-City of Addis Ababa where the Water, Sanitation & Hygiene (WASH) Project is being implemented. H E Mr Dorey, who is also the Permanent Representative to the African Union emphasised on the importance of availability of potable water as an important component of health development for communities especially women and children.

26 Jul 2011 description

In response to the severe drought that is being experienced in the Horn Africa, AMREF has received over 1.2 million euro in the past week to meet immediate needs of the affected communities in the areas where we work. The money has been raised by AMREF in Germany, Austria and Italy. An impact assessment of AMREF programme areas in Kenya shows that activities have been disrupted as communities’ priorities shift towards the search for water and food.

12 Apr 2011 description

AMREF is pleased to announce a new and exciting partnership with the Open University (UK).

Africa has a serious shortage of health workers and many have little or no formal training; yet, they are the ‘front line’ of health care across Africa.

16 Feb 2011 description

The Australian High Commissioner to Kenya, Mr Geoff Tooth, visited AMREF Headquarters on February 14, where he met and held discussions with AMREF Director General Dr Teguest Guerma, and members of AMREF’s Executive Committee. Mr Tooth was accompanied by AusAID Counsellor Sue Graves.

21 Jul 2009 description

"The longstanding belief here is that malaria is transmitted by sharing cups or sleeping next to people suffering from malaria. And people try to treat it by drinking raw camel's milk, so we have a lot to do."

Kediga Gemur, 35, is a trained community health worker living in a remote village called Keda Gesso, 40 km away from Gewane town in north-eastern Ethiopia. She, along with thousands of others, has been badly affected by flooding.

"A sudden flash flood struck a vast area of land in Gewane and surrounding areas. Nine out of ten villages were affected.

28 Jan 2009 description

This January, Olympic gold medallist Million Wolde visited AMREF's water and sanitation project in the Kechene neighbourhood of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

A celebrated long-distance runner and Addis native, Wolde has this to say about the visit: "Kechene has a reputation as one of the city's poorest and most densely populated areas, plagued by open sewers and poor sanitation.

14 Oct 2008 description

Betty Muriuki - AMREF Writing Manager

I have recently returned from a visit to AMREF's programmes in South Omo. I must confess that at one point during the visit I was quite convinced that before we try to reconnect anyone with their health systems, we must find someone to reconnect AMREF with its marbles, for I was sure we had gone and lost them!

South Omo is one of the zones of Ethiopia's Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples Region in the south-west of the country.

07 Jul 2008 description

Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world, and Afar, in the north-east of the country, is one of its most disadvantaged regions.

07 Jul 2008 description

Ethiopia has some of the lowest health indicators in the world.

20 Jun 2008 description

'My twin daughters died when they were only two years old. I didn't know what was wrong with them, they were both very ill and I was weak with a fever. So I carried them for two days to the nearest health centre, walking as fast as I could. It was hot and dry and my babies just kept getting worse. When I was a few hours away from the health centre they both stopped crying.

02 Feb 2006 description

AMREF is responding to the worst food crisis in the east and horn of Africa for a decade by providing sustainable water solutions and distributing emergency food. 5.4 million people are facing extreme food shortages, lack of water, malnutrition, water-borne diseases and deaths of livestock. The worst affected areas are northern and eastern Kenya, southern Somalia and southern Ethiopia.

27 Apr 2005 description

Kechene is a Kabele, or district, within Addis Ababa, Ethiopia's capital city. It has the highest HIV prevalence in the city, with almost 16% of its residents estimated to be suffering from the disease. Apart from its HIV and its poverty, Kechene is happily also famous for its weaving and pottery.

This 46,000 person-strong sub city within the capital is made up mainly of people who have migrated from the nearby semi-rural area.