Appeals & Response Plans
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2018
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Kenya: Floods - Apr 2016
- Kenya: Floods - Nov 2015
- Kenya: Cholera Outbreak - Feb 2015
- Kenya: Drought - 2014-2018
- West Africa: Ebola Outbreak - Mar 2014
- Horn of Africa: Polio Outbreak - May 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Mar 2013
- Kenya: Floods - Jan 2013
Most read reports
- Four taken ill amid cholera fears in Tharaka-Nithi County
- ECHO Factsheet – Kenya – October 2018
- Measles outbreak: Two people dead, 300 infected in Mandera
- Kenya: Kakuma New Arrival Registration Trends 2018 (as of 30 September 2018)
- Kenya: Kakuma and Kalobeyei Population Statistics by Country of Origin, Sex and Age Group (as of 30 September 2018)
Amref Health Africa in Kenya distributed supplementary food worth KSh22 Million (€200,000) to drought-stricken residents of Samburu Central, Samburu East and Samburu North Sub-counties in Samburu County between September and December 2017.
Amref Health Africa in Kenya has received Ksh 4.6 billion from Global Fund to help fight Tuberculosis (TB) and Malaria in the next four years (January 2018-June 2021) after going through a competitive process as a non-state Principal Recipient for both TB and malaria.
Speaking during the official contract signing ceremony at the National Treasury, the Cabinet Secretary for the National Treasury, Mr Henry Rotich thanked the Global Fund for their continuous support to the country in the fight against HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
Today, The Coca-Cola Africa Foundation (TCCAF) celebrated the launch of a partnership with Amref Health Africa that will sustainably improve the health and enable the economic empowerment of more than 500,000 people living in communities in Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda through improved access to safe water and sanitation as well as economic empowerment through income generating opportunities.
Amref Health Africa organised a surgical and mobile outreach mission this week to Turkana County in Northern Kenya. The mission was funded by Amref’s office in the USA and organised in partnership with the UN Refugee Agency UNHCR, and the County Government of Turkana.
The commissioning of a spring in Buchenge, Kericho County, was the culmination of a private-public partnership that brought together the East Africa Breweries Limited (EABL) Foundation and Amref Health Africa in Kenya.
“The completion of the project on time means that we now have a good platform for even more collaboration in the future,” Daniel Kurao, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene and Neglected Tropical Diseases Programme Manager, Amref Health Africa in Kenya, ascertained.
By Maureen Cherongis
Amref Health Africa in Kenya on November 4, 2016 launched a four year project (2016-2020) aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of mothers and children in four sub-counties of Siaya County namely Alego-Usonga, Ugunja, Ugenya and Bondo.
In their bid to provide clean and safe water for communities of Kerwa Village in Kiambu County, Amref Health Africa in Kenya, EABL Foundation and Kiambu County Government commissioned a renovated borehole to the community at a ceremony held on October 24. The renovation of the borehole which will benefit approximately 7,000 people from the county was made possible by funding from EABL Foundation to a sum of US$ 42,900.
Boys and girls graduate in colourful alternative rite of passage ceremony
In a significant shift from tradition, Maasai elders in Loitoktok, in Kenya’s Kajiado County, yesterday blessed 363 girls who had chosen to forgo traditional female genital as a rite of initiation into womanhood. Instead the girls went through an alternative rite of passage ceremony that saw them graduate to womanhood with their cultural dignity intact, but without having to undergo the harmful cut.
By: Dr Githinji Gitahi, Group Chief Executive Officer, Amref Health Africa
The Day of the African Child has been celebrated on June 16 every year since 1991, when it was first initiated by the Organisation of African Unity, now the African Union.
This year, 2016, the day will be marked under the theme “Conflict and Crisis in Africa: Protecting all Children’s Rights”.
Amref Health Africa can today confirm that the cholera outbreak in Mandera County has already claimed 10 lives and at least 721 people are suspected to have been infected since the first case was reported on April 13. To contain the situation and help put a stop to the spread of the epidemic, we have launched an emergency appeal for Ksh25 million (US$250,000).
Amref Health Africa has opened a lactation room today in partnership with Alexander Forbes Kenya, which decorated and furnished the room. “I would like to really thank Alexander Forbes and the Amref Health Africa Kenya Country Office team. The Amref Health Africa Kenya Country Office team provided the room required, and Alexander Forbes was generous enough to fully equip the room,” said Amref Health Africa Group CEO, Dr Githinji Gitahi. He noted that the room was admirable due to its privacy, cleanliness and a proper storage facility.
Amref Health Africa will train over 400 health workers for mobile clinics donated by First Lady Margaret Kenyatta to counties across Kenya.
Amref Health Africa and PharmAccess will receive €9,950,000 from the Dream Fund of the Dutch Postcode Lottery. The Dream Fund grants funds trailblazing ‘dream’ programmes that catalyse structural change; in this case that programme is Amref Health Africa’s and PharmAccess’s M-Hakika, which makes money and quality healthcare accessible to women in Kenya directly via their mobile phone. M-Hakika cleverly combines healthcare knowledge, quality and financing, all through the mobile telephone.
Amref Health Africa in Kenya and Samsung have launched a one-of-a-kind project in Busia County that will see the establishment and installation of a Digital Health Village – a solution that will use solar power to improve the lives of the county’s residents.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) for implementation of the project was signed on December 15, 2015 by the Country Director for Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Dr Meshack Ndirangu, and Busia Governor Mr Sospeter Ojaamong at the Busia county governor’s office.
September 29th, 2015. Nairobi, Kenya: - Myths, superstitions and belief in using herbs to treat diarrhea in children under five still persists in Kenya. Such myths and misconceptions concerning diarrhea are part of findings in a study conducted by Amref Health Africa, Micronutrient Initiative and the Kenyan Ministry of Health.
Amref Health Africa in Kenya wins Global Fund contract 2015-2017
September 16th, 2015. Nairobi, Kenya: - Amref Health Africa in Kenya is the principle recipient of USD$ 30,472,094 (Kshs. 3,108,153,588) from the Global Fund for TB and Malaria.
During the official contract signing ceremony held at the National Treasury, the Cabinet Secretary, Henry Rotich commended the Amref Health Africa in Kenya for contributing towards the improvement of prompt diagnosis and treatments of malaria and improved TB case finding through community screening.
Funding strengthens resolve to provide affordable health care
Cabinet Secretary, The National Treasury
A total of 1,200 Maasai girls from Kenya and Tanzania graduated to womanhood without being circumcised at a colourful event held on Friday, August 28, 2015 at Romboi Emanyatta grounds in Loitokitok, near the border of the two countries.
As Kenya continues to battle the cholera outbreak that has affected 16 counties so far, Unilever East Africa and Amref Health Africa have joined forces to boost government efforts in stopping the spread of the disease.
The cholera response will be the first activity under a one-year extendable partnership outlined in a Memorandum of Understanding that was signed this morning by Dr Githinji Gitahi, Amref Health Africa’s CEO, and Marc Engel, Unilever’s CEO for East Africa and Emerging Markets.
A good day starts in the morning, says an Italian proverb. Amref Health Africa staff put this saying into practice yesterday morning when they visited survivors of the Garissa University College terror attack at the Kenyatta National Referral Hospital in Nairobi.