and here in the USA.
COVID-19 Report: Six Months Later
Six months into the global COVID-19 pandemic and Amref Health Africa has made great strides in slowing the spread of the virus on the continent. This report highlights our response in four pillars: training health workers, water and sanitation, laboratory strengthening and expansion, and mitigating secondary factors including malnutrition, maternal and child health, and gender-based violence.
Our Newsletter is sent out once a year to donors and stakeholders, and covers our latest news about our projects in Africa, and upcoming events and initiatives that support our work on the continent.
Want to share our work with others? Need resources for a professional or school project? Download these fact sheets in the topic you’re most interested in, from girls’ empowerment to water and sanitation. Learn more about our work here.
Fact Sheets on FGM
Amref Health Africa partners with Maasai communities to save girls from Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). We worked hand-in-hand with the Maasai to create Alternative Rites of Passage – which allows girls to become women in the eyes of the community without undergoing the dangerous and harmful practice of FGM. Thanks to donors and partners like the Maasai, Amref Health Africa has helped over 17,000 girls in Kenya and Tanzania undergo Alternative Rites of Passage.
Despite the work we’ve done, millions of girls are still at risk to being forced to undergo FGM, that’s why we want to end FGM by 2030.