In an op-ed published in the Boston Globe, Executive Director Robert Kelty shares his thoughts on the risks of politicizing The Clinton Foundation's work in supporting vulnerable communities around the world.
This week, nearly 400 girls graduated through the Alternative Rites of Passage Program in Loitoktok, Kenya, with blessings from Maasai elders, rounding out the number of girls who have escaped FGM through Amref Health Africa to 10,500.
Amref Health Africa had a strong presence at Women Deliver 2016, the world's largest global conference on the health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women in the last decade. Over 5,700 people from 169 different countries gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark from May 16 to 19, to discuss, engage in and push the agenda forward on how to make the Sustainable Development Goals matter for girls and women.
Quick fixes to a complex problem like FGC do not exist: Amref Health Africa response to The Economist
On June 18th, The Economist published an editorial calling for "less harmful" forms of Female Genital Cutting (FGC) instead of ending the practice entirely. Amref Health Africa continues to stand by its goal to end FGC for all girls under the threat of the practice.
ArtBall unites artists, art collectors and global health supporters to raise funds for Amref Health Africa
On June 8, Amref Health Africa hosted its inaugural ArtBall – a contemporary African art auction and celebration honoring artist, Wangechi Mutu.