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22 Feb 2017 description

Brussels, 22 February 2017

Dear European leaders,

We, the undersigned non-governmental organisations, are deeply concerned with the direction of the EU-Libya policy as outlined in the Commission Communication on the Central Mediterranean (25.01.17) and reaffirmed in the conclusions of the Malta Summit (03.02.17) and the Council Conclusions (06.02.17), aiming to stop migratory movements through Libya.

16 Jun 2016 description
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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”.

16 May 2016 description
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05 May 2016. Amref Health Africa is targeting to train at least 8,000 midwives in the next three years in a move aimed at improving maternal health for at least four million women across the continent every year. This is in addition to more than 7,000 midwives already trained under its Stand Up for African Mothers campaign launched three years ago.

05 May 2016 description
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05 May 2016. Amref Health Africa is targeting to train at least 8,000 midwives in the next three years in a move aimed at improving maternal health for at least four million women across the continent every year. This is in addition to more than 7,000 midwives already trained under its Stand Up for African Mothers campaign launched three years ago.

22 Mar 2016 description
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On Tuesday, March 22, Amref Health Africa will join the global community in celebrating the World Water Day, notably the first following adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in November 2015. The launch of the SDGs has renewed hope for millions of African women and children who spend 40 billion hours annually walking for water. Water is central to everything including agriculture, food security and nutrition, sanitation, hygiene and overall health, industry, human settlement and development in general means.

12 Jan 2016 description
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Amref Health Africa asks the Government of Sierra Leone to protect girls from injury and death caused by the harmful practice

On February 6, 2016, the world will be marking the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation. This day has been set aside by the United Nations as a reminder to all that the international community has taken a stand on complete eradication of female genital mutilation (FGM).

05 May 2015 description
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Amref Health Africa calls for greater focus on this important health worker cadre to reduce maternal deaths on the continent

International Day of the Midwife, May 5 2015

24 Mar 2015 description
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World TB Day 2015

Tuberculosis remains one of the world’s deadliest communicable diseases. In 2013, an estimated nine million people developed tuberculosis (TB) and 1.5 million died from the disease, 360,000 of whom were HIV-positive. TB is slowly declining each year and it is estimated that 37 million lives were saved between 2000 and 2013 through effective diagnosis and treatment.

05 Feb 2015 description
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International Day against Female Genital Mutilation – February 6, 2015

01 Dec 2014 description
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Closing the Gap: Amref Health Africa calls for joint action to reduce maternal deaths related to HIV/AIDS

As the 2015 deadline for the Millennium Development Goals approaches, countries are focusing their efforts on meeting the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). MDG 6 calls for global efforts to halt and begin to reverse the HIV/AIDS.

24 Oct 2014 description
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The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) today reaffirmed its commitment to a partnership with Amref Health Africa aimed at improving the health of women and children in Africa.

08 Sep 2014 description
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Africa, September 1, 2014…. Health care remains a huge concern for African states, indicating an urgent need for governments to prioritise access to quality health care, and for private players to partner with public institutions in advancing the continent’s health agenda.

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa demonstrates the weakness and vulnerability of African health systems and the underlying social and economic challenges.

12 Aug 2014 description
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Corporate leaders and other representatives from the private sector pledged their support for health and health development in Africa at a roundtable meeting organised by Amref Health Africa in Nairobi today.

The breakfast meeting was held to discuss private-public partnerships in health ahead of the upcoming first Amref Health Africa International Conference to be held in Nairobi from November 24 to 26, 2014. Besides corporates, the event was also attended by Government of Kenya officials, civil society representatives and the media.

29 Apr 2014 description

Les décès d'enfants liés à la sous-nutrition peuvent être enrayés en une seule génération : tel est le message lancé par une coalition d’organisations humanitaires. La campagne internationale intitulée "Génération Nutrition" dénonce le sort des 52 millions d'enfants dans le monde souffrant de malnutrition aiguë, soit 1 enfant sur 12.

22 Apr 2014 description
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Since the year 2000, global commitment and effort as well as huge investment in malaria control have saved an estimated 3.3 million lives, reducing malaria incidence and mortality rates in Africa by 31% and 49% respectively. But malaria still kills. In 2012 more than 200 million cases were reported and an estimated 627,000 deaths occurred the same year. Most of these cases are never tested or registered, and the situation is worsened by the emerging drug and insecticide resistance. More funding and efforts are urgently required to reverse this situation.