Client : Amref USA
Date : 31st July 2017
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Welcome to our 2016 Annual Report
Robert Wolk | Board Chair
Welcome to our 2016 Annual Report. I am delighted to have the opportunity to share with you an overview of Amref Health Africa’s essential work.
Africa has 16% of the world’s population, but 49% of the world’s maternal deaths and 50% of the world’s children-under-five deaths. Furthermore, there is a critical lack of access to trained healthcare workers, especially in rural areas.
That’s where Amref Health Africa comes in. Amref Health Africa is the largest healthcare NGO in Africa and aims to create lasting change by empowering communities, strengthening health systems and training trusted health workers to serve in their communities. This year alone we trained over 235 million health workers (the majority of whom are women).
Having visited many of Amref Health Africa’s programs, I have witnessed firsthand the commitment and dedication of the organization – and our amazing staff – to the communities we serve and the impact the health workers we train make.
As Board Chair, I am incredibly proud of the work Amref Health Africa does, which we could not accomplish without your support. However, I recognize there is still an enormous need and we can do so much more to improve the lives and enhance the potential of women, men and children across sub-Saharan Africa. We are profoundly grateful for your continued support and hope you enjoy our 2016 Annual Report.