AMREF USA Executive Director, Lisa Meadowcroft
responds to new report "State of the World's Mothers" 2013
A Mother's story - Kechene slum, Ethiopia
Meet Ayelech Ayenachew, a mother of five and resident of Kechene slum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. For years she lived in poverty, struggling to make ends meet with her small pottery business. Since AMREF arrived in her community she has learned better hygiene and dietary practices. As a result, Ayelech's business has grown, her children are attending school, and she can provide food for her family.
Jane Wathome and the Management Development Institute
Jane Wathome is an alumni of the Johnson & Johnson, UCLA and AMREF Management Development Institute (MDI). A program that aims to enhance the leadership and management skills of health care professionals working in organizations devoted to the care, treatment and support of people and families living with HIV in Africa. Hear from Jane about why the MDI program is so necessary and how it helped shape her organization into what it is today.
Intro to AMREF's work to bring better health to Africa
In 1957 three men came up with an idea that would revolutionize health care in Africa: the African Medical and Research Foundation. From its origin as a Flying Doctors service, AMREF has evolved into Africa's largest health organization.
AMREF - helping AIDS orphans to have a future
In Africa 13 million children have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS, hear from one of them. This young girl was given a grant by AMREF and has started an income generating project to support herself and her younger siblings who are going to a school supported by AMREF. In AMREF's Africa AIDS orphans have a future.
An AMREF-trained health worker's story
See the work done by Almaz Nagade, a health extension worker in Doiso, Ethiopia. She was trained by AMREF, and is now able to provide health education and basic, but vital pre- and post-natal care to her village of 6,700 people. It's a tough assignment in this hot and arid region. But Almaz is happy to travel miles of rugged terrain daily to visit the women in her community, knowing that they need her help to ensure safe deliveries and healthy newborns.