Model AMREF projects that have been replicated and scaled-up
AMREF success stories that have been replicated and scaled-up in Africa and beyond
- The Ugandan Government revised its policy on supporting volunteer community health workers distributing anti-malarial drugs, following successful results from an AMREF malaria project. The Government adopted the model and scaled it up across all 78 districts of the country.
- The Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Education (PHASE) project was introduced in Kenyan primary schools, providing clean water and toilets and encouraging school children to be more hygienic. The project was so successful that the Ministry of Education has now incorporated PHASE into the national school curriculum and has rolled out the PHASE model in all schools in Kenya (excluding Kibera slum). It is also being replicated by AMREF in Uganda and through other partners in Zambia, Nicaragua, Peru, Bolivia, Mexico, Indonesia, Bangladesh, and Tajikistan.
- Through the Angaza HIV counselling and testing project in Tanzania, AMREF has tested nearly half a million people for HIV. The Tanzanian Government has adopted the Angaza method and now uses it nationwide.
- In Uganda, AMREF developed an innovative curriculum for training registered nurses who can provide curative, preventive, emergency and rehabilitative services. These nurses are called ‘comprehensive nurses’ and have become the pillar of the health care delivery system in Uganda. The Ministry of Health institutionalised comprehensive nurse training across Uganda in 2001.
- In Kenya, AMREF is upgrading the skills of 20,000 nurses with the help of an innovative eLearning scheme. Achieving this using traditional class-room teaching methods would have taken over 100 years, but using computers and eLearning means that it will only take five years. This project is due to be replicated in Uganda, and possibly further countries in the future.