Marisa Marquez

Mambo Marisa: Embracing Tanzania Part 2

Marisa Marquez 27/02/2015

Outside Dar es Salaam I'm still a bit off from the eight hour time difference from New York. The proof is in my hair - used body wash as shampoo the night before. This isn't a trip to be worried about walking the red carpet, at least not for...

Marisa Marquez

Mambo Marisa: Embracing Tanzania

Marisa Marquez 25/02/2015

A member of international legal practice, Allen & Overy, (A&O) Marisa was selected to participate in a ‘reconnaissance’ trip to Tanzania this month. A&O has recently partnered with Amref Health Africa on a two-year sexual health and reproductive rights project in Meatu, Tanzania, aimed at keeping young girls in...

Robert Kelty

International Day of Zero Tolerance to FGC

Robert Kelty 03/02/2015

Friday, February 6 marks the United Nation’s day to raise awareness about the dangers of female genital mutilation, FGM, also known as female genital cutting, FGC. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 120 to 140 million women worldwide have been subjected to FGC and three million girls...

Robert Kelty

Crossing the finish line in maternal health

Robert Kelty 12/01/2015

Welcome to 2015! On behalf of all of us at Amref Health Africa, I wish you all a year of health and prosperity, and thank you sincerely for your support over the past year. Your generosity has helped us provide health care to nearly 11 million people in the...

Robert Kelty

Ebola - What have we learned?

Robert Kelty 22/10/2014

Finally some positive news in this endless stream of devastation that has taken more than 4,000 lives in West Africa – Nigeria has been declared Ebola-free. And why is that? Because they adhered to the strict protocol required to wrestle this infection under control: isolate the carrier, trace all...

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