Amref Health Africa is a non-governmental organisation headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya and founded in 1957. Our vision is lasting health change in Africa. We began partnering with communities to improve health in Uganda in the mid-1980s, and set up an office in Kampala in 1987.
Amref Health Africa partners with the Uganda Ministry of Health, Ministry of Water, Ministry of Education and Sports and corporate and non-profit organisations to improve access to health services across the country.
Amref Health Africa’s seminal projects in Uganda were related to providing health services and education to communities and local institutions acutely affected by the detrimental effects of ongoing civil and political unrest.
To improve the lives of disadvantaged people in Africa through better Health care.
1. Reproductive Maternal Neonatal, Child and Adolescent Health
2. HIV/AIDs, TB and Malaria
3. Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
4. Capacity Building for Health Workers
5. Medical Specialist Out Reach
Since 1957, our way of working has been “African solutions for African Health challenges”. We deliver change by employing consistent approaches, focused on underserved women, men and children in underserved communities. We remain connected through partnership, being resourceful by developing and deploying innovative solutions, being vibrant by investing in existing staff and attracting exceptional talents to achieve lasting health change.
Through the European Union Water Facility Fund, access to improved basic sanitation for Urban and Peri Urban Communities of Uganda was achieved. Sanitation infrastructure were improved, sanitation chain strengthened, hygiene policy and practices improved in Gulu, Kitgum, Pader and Kawempe Division of Kampala. In addition;
42,354 people were reached with messages on appropriate sanitation, hygiene practices, waste management, proper latrine use and safe water chain management.
52 schools were sensitized on; school sanitation and operation and maintenance plans and menstrual hygiene improvement plans.
52 School health clubs from 52 schools participated in sanitation week activities, commemorated World Water Day, Global Hand Washing Day and World Toilet Day where they passed key messages on hand washing, hygiene practices and good sanitation.
7 water borne toilets completed with 4 having on site drainage systems, 3 directly connected to the sewer line. This improved access to sanitation in communities and public places to thus eliminating open defection practice.
3 garbage demonstration and learning centers constructed in Pagwali and Trained women groups in Par Pi Anyim are using the demo site for manure making and vegetable growing as a source of income generating activity t0 improve their ecomonic status in the communities.
1 sludge drying bed was constructed and commissioned in Kitgum for sludge management.
153 new members of sanitation committees were trained and 199 old members given refresher courses on operations and maintenance and roles and responsibility. These include management committees for newly constructed WASH facilities, garbage demo sites, and water points.
267 local groups including women, and youth groups sensitized and formed into groups to champion community rights to water and sanitation. They are also involved in collection and re-use waste as a source of income generating activities.