Amref Health Africa

The Right to Health for Women and Girls in Africa

Amref’s vision is a world where everyone can access their right to health. We will work with women and girls across sub-Saharan Africa to ensure they have access to affordable healthcare, including maternal health and sexual and reproductive education.

history Campaign has now closed

It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

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Registered Charity in England and Wales (261488)

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Campaign target

£12,500

Amount raised

£25,050

Donations

70

    Category

    Helping

Location

  • Amref Health Africa has been saving lives for decades and should give us all hope that even the most complex health challenges can be overcome.

    — Bill Gates

  • Amref Health Africa has been saving lives for decades and should give us all hope that even the most complex health challenges can be overcome.

    — Bill Gates

Situation

In sub-Saharan Africa, women are often disproportionately affected by inequalities in health. The biggest risk to the lives of teenage girls and women in the developing world today is pregnancy and childbirth. In too many cases, women are denied access to the information and services they need to be able to make choices about their health. The impact of this can be devastating, causing disabilities, domestic violence and death.

Solution

Our model places women and girls, often the gatekeepers to their communities’ health, at the centre of African-led solutions. Our work will ensure more women and girls can access antenatal care, skilled midwives, well-equipped health centres, and education about their rights in pregnancy and childbirth. These solutions not only ensure women and girls are safer and healthier in the short-term, but help to enable faster economic growth and sustainable development in the long-term.