Marisa Marquez

Mambo Marisa: Embracing Tanzania Part 3

Marisa Marquez 02/03/2015

Arrival in Meatu I believe there's an Elton John song that starts with "It's 3am in the morning..." I think he was singing about a late night but for the 14 of us, it is one very early morning. We are off to the Meatu region of Northern Tanzania...

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...

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