Amref Health Africa is the largest African-based nonprofit that delivers health services to over 30 countries on the continent. Our vision is lasting health change in Africa.
Amref Health Africa was originally founded in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa by three surgeons—Dr. Thomas Rees, Sir Michael Wood and Sir Archibald McIndoe—who flew light aircraft to bring emergency health care to remote communities. Today, our work is now focused on training health workers at all levels and strengthening community health systems. We use African solutions to tackle critical African health challenges with African expertise. Over 90% of our staff working on the ground is African.
The Amref Health Africa in the USA office raises awareness and critically needed funds for our work in Africa. Amref Health Africa in the USA is registered with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service as a 501 (C)(3) organization and contributions to Amref Health Africa in the USA are tax deductible to the maximum extent permitted under the law.