Amref Health Africa was officially founded in 1957 to deliver mobile health services and to provide mission hospitals with surgical support. A medical radio network was developed to coordinate the service and provide communication. In the early 1960s, ground-based mobile medical services were added, along with ‘flight clinics’ for the under-served and remote areas in the Kajiado and Narok districts.
Today, we work across Kenya with a diverse range of communities from urban slums in Nairobi, remote rural areas in the north-east and south, to lake regions in the west and coastal region in the east. With an annual average budget of US$ 35 million, we have carved out Community Health Systems Strengthening as a distinct area of expertise and used this advantage to forge collaborations and partnerships across the country.
In line with the Amref Health Africa in Kenya’s Strategic Plan (2018-2022), our solutions are geared towards supporting a devolved system of government, addressing the needs of vulnerable populations especially women, children, and youth, and addressing the burden of infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases and maternal mortality.