For more than 50 years, training health workers has been at the heart of AMREF's work.
We believe that appropriately trained and supported health workers are key to improving the health and lives of communities in Africa.
The papers and stories from the field below demonstrate the critical difference health workers make in the lives of Africans every day.
Retention of Clinical Officers in South Sudan: A tracer study
AMREF Position Statements
Stories with AMREF trained health workers
Please visit our projects page to see more about how, and where we are training health workers. http://www.amrefusa.org/what-we-do/train-health-workers-/
In addition to training health workers, we are collaborating with other organizations to advocate for solutions to address the health worker crisis in Africa and other parts of the world. As part of our efforts, we are members of several alliances and coalitions.
To learn more about why health workers in particular are so critical to health in Africa, please read the WHO position on achieving the health related Millenium Development Goals.
“Only 5 of the 49 countries categorized as low-income economies by the World Bank meet the minimum threshold of 23 doctors, nurses and midwives per 10,000 population that was established by WHO as necessary to deliver essential maternal and child health services.
Achieving the health-related MDGs. It takes a workforce!