AMREF Kenya receives matching grant for mHealth Project
March 7, 2014. Nairobi, Kenya: AMREF Kenya and WelTel have partnered to secure a $2 million investment to improve patient care and expand the mobile health (mHealth) program across rural Kenya.
Half of the funding, USD$1 million, is from APHIAPLUS IMARISHA, a five year USAID-funded project managed by AMREF Kenya. Grand Challenges Canada, an organization funded by the Government of Canada that supports bold ideas with big impact in global health, has also invested USD$1 million.
The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) and the World Health Organisation (WHO) recently launched ENGAGE-TB. This is an approach that seeks to integrate community-based TB activities into the work of NGOs and CSOs. To this end, a 5-day training workshop was held at the AMREF International Training Centre between 10th and 14th February 2014 and was facilitated by both AMREF and WHO experts. The workshop was attended by 17 leading consultants from various community-based programmes from around the world.
The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) on Friday, 7 February 2014 entered into an agreement with the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) to undertake joint research and capacity strengthening ventures for a period of three years.
Following the ceasefire agreement signed on January 23, 2014, thousands of people have flooded hospitals across South Sudan in search of medical care. Five of the seven wards at Juba Teaching Hospital are occupied by victims of the recent political unrest that began on December 15. Over 4, 500 patients have been treated for gunshot wounds since then.
Juba, South Sudan, 25th January 2014 - Fifty-five major humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in South Sudan have expressed their deep concern about the current humanitarian situation in the country and reaffirmed their commitment to help all civilian populations in need of assistance.