Description/achievement of initiative
The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF), in partnership with its donors and sponsors, will be investing an additional US $20 million per year in maternal and child health programmes, in 20 countries in Africa, including the training of 600 new midwives annually, retraining of 5,000 existing midwives to update their skills in saving lives of mothers and newborns, and up to 10,000 community health workers to help families provide care to mothers and children at home, and link effectively with health facilities when needed. This new commitment also includes considerable expansion of service delivery in direct community interventions. All this will enable AMREF to reach an additional 0.5 million women of reproductive age and 1.5 million children with health-enhancing interventions that will contribute to progress towards MDGs 4 and 5.
The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) will provide additional financial support in maternal and child health programmes, train new midwives and retrain existing midwives to update their skills. For additional information, please refer to the following publication : The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Annual Report 2010
Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer
Coordination mechanisms/governance structure
Donors and Sponsors of The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF)