Project information

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Charity information: Amref Health Africa

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  • Need


    Our vision is one of lasting health change in Africa, where 3% of the world's health workers are fighting one quarter of the world's disease burden. Our scope and impact in Africa is supported by a small UK office struggling to find unrestricted funding for our support staff, office equipment and overheads. UK support is vital as our community projects in Africa are often located in rural locations so can be without internet/electricity for long periods of time.


    We are proud that £88p in every £1 donated goes directly to our projects in Africa, although we are always looking to improve this. By taking some of the burden of paying for our core costs such as heating, office equipment and project support staff salaries, we will be able to invest in efficiencies, and send even more money to our projects in Africa in the future.

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    Improve impact and efficiency of the UK office


    » Big Give funding will help cover some key core costs, so that we can invest in improving efficiencies and increasing our unrestricted income base.

    Increase the ratio of 84p in every £1 going to our projects to Africa, to at least 88p in every £1

  • Impact


    more children immunised against childhood illnesses like malaria.
    more young girls given the chance to pass safetly into adulthood with
    knowledge to make informed decisions about their future.
    more women getting antenatal care and suppport and giving birth in an
    facility that will keep both them and their newborn’s safe.
    more young people making the decision to stay in school, and who
    knows? Maybe even training to become health workers one day.


    The main risk is a lack of funding, and given the increasing difficulty in covering core costs, this is seen as a priority in terms of fundraising efforts.


    Updates on our work are posted on our website, newsletter to members, and our annual review. We produce monthly email updates that highlight the work of the organisation, forthcoming activities, and the development of key services. Any specific reporting requirements of donors will be adhered to.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £20,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £10,000 Staff Help complete the funding for our programmes support staff, including the finance team
      £10,000 Overheads Help towards the cost of the office rent
  • Background


    Amref Health Africa UK works Ethiopia,Djibouti, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Madagascar, Mozambique, Rwanda, Burunni, Angola, Zambia, Lesotho, Uganda and South Sudan.


    Our work transformed the healthcare for 737,520 in 2014. Of these 207,844 were children and 308,742 were women. we strive to improve our impact year on year.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    We are uniquely African. We are headquartered in Nairobi; Kenya and >90% percent of our staff are African. We understand the barriers to health care and health care systems and listen and work from within communities to overcome these challenges: strengthening health care systems and community structures. Our projects integrate with policies of regional and local government. We combine project work with a strong research and evaluation component, achieving long-term sustainable results.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Miranda Harrington

    UK Director Has been integral to the growth of Amref Health Africa in the UK for the past five years and is an expert in international development.