Our global structure
AMREF was founded in 1957 and is the largest international health development NGO headquartered in Africa. We are planting the seeds of local and accessible health care, and those seeds take root best when they are planted by fellow Africans. That is why more than 97 percent of our staff are African. AMREF's headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya, sets the strategic direction and priorities for AMREF's work.
Country offices in Africa carry out health projects and influence policy and practices in their respective countries based upon specific country strategies agreed with headquarters.
National offices in North America and Europe support AMREF's work in Africa by providing funding and technical support. Additionally, the national offices influence policy and raise awareness of African health issues in their respective countries.