We are training health workers at all levels on infection, prevention, and control measures, emphasizing community involvement and education, distributing Personal Protective Equipment, and providing psychosocial support for front-line health workers.
Access to Clean Water and Proper Sanitation
We are supplying clean water stations, soap, and hand sanitizers to low-resource areas such as informal settlements, refugee camps, public transport terminals, border crossings, and health facilities to prevent the spread of the virus.
Testing and Laboratory Strengthening
We are strengthening testing and diagnostic capacity at both regional and national levels by providing essential testing kits and training lab technicians.
Mitigating the Secondary Impacts
We are adapting existing programs to mitigate the secondary impacts of COVID-19 in the areas of malnutrition, maternal and child health, sexual and reproductive health, gender and sexual-based violence, and infectious and non-communicable diseases.
Our COVID-19 Vaccine Roll Out
With the development and distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, Amref Health Africa is committed to ensuring that no one is left behind in accessing the COVID-19 vaccine in Africa. Thanks to our partners, The Rockefeller Foundation, The Nommontu Foundation, Tracelink, American Tower Foundation, and Internet Society Foundation, our overall response focuses on:
Planning and Coordination
Supply Chain and Procurement
COVID-19 Vaccine Services
Capacity Building of the Health Workforce
Demand Creation for COVID-19 vaccines
Advocacy for Vaccine Equity
Opportunities for Collaboration
Expanding Covid Vaccination Centers (CVC)
Together with the Africa CDC, we are helping governments across the continent identify the best places and the right types of CVCs for each community. We aim to outfit CVCs with essential equipment and train their personnel to administer COVID-19 vaccines effectively. Our goal is to expand CVCs to underserved or unserved high-needs areas.
Outreach Campaigns for Teachers & Students
We aim to lead targeted vaccination outreach campaigns to bring COVID-19 vaccines to secondary schools with low immunization rates, reaching thousands of teachers and students within a short period.
Strengthening Cold Chain Capacity
We aim to build out critical cold chain capacity (the infrastructure needed to transport and store vaccines) and make sure that COVID-19 vaccines can be safely sent to and administered at vaccination sites around Africa.