Amref Health Africa

Rating: 5 stars   2 reviews

Issues: Health, International

Location: 4 West 43rd Street 2nd Floor New York NY 10036 USA

Mission: Amref Health Africa's mission is to create lasting health change in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems. Amref Health Africa is the largest African-based nonprofit that delivers health services to over 30 countries on the continent. Originally founded in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa and staffed by doctors who flew light aircraft to bring emergency health care to remote areas, our work is now focused on training health workers at all levels and strengthening community health systems. We use African solutions to tackle critical African health challenges with African expertise. Over 90% of our staff working on the ground is African.
Target demographics: Women, Children, Communities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 11,000,000 people
Geographic areas served: sub-Saharan Africa
Programs: Maternal and child health, water and sanitation, HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, surgical outreach, health worker training
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EIN 13-1867411
212-768-2440
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Rating: 5 stars  

I'm currently a senior in college, but I chose to take a semester off in order to gain more insight into the inner-workings of nonprofit before committing my job hunt to the sector. I am so glad I found AMREF! I interned there for a few months and it helped me to really understand the healthcare-related issues facing many nations in Africa. What was even more important to me was that you really got a feel from the office and the people who worked there of the strong connection between what they were doing in an office in New York and how it affected people thousands of miles away.

After interning with AMREF, I have confirmed 100% that I want to work with a nonprofit organization that works to increase access to effective and efficient healthcare. Who knows, maybe I'll even work for AMREF one day! :-)

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

While interning with AMREF in New York, I learned a lot about what AMREF does to help people throughout Africa

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Open an office in San Francisco...

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

I made a lot of great connections, I learned plenty of new skills, and AMREF has confirmed my ambitions to work in nonprofit

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Very, very happy

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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Rating: 5 stars  

AMREF USA is dedicated to helping African communities help themselves through health initiatives and training on the ground level. Most of the staff has been to East Africa and personal photos with AMREF workers and beneficiaries speckle each cubicle. From the beginning, the staff was friendly and helpful and encouraged me to ask questions. The staff is knowledgeable about AMREF's projects, and truely believe in fundraising for those in need.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I visited the AMREF headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya before I came to AMREF USA and was able to see the amazing facilities and programs that AMREF runs. For me, AMREF USA stands for the realistic recognition that fundraising and donations are necessary to continue serving the East African community.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

None

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Okay

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Likely

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

A renewed appreciation for the fundraising side of non-profit international health organizations. I am usually an "on-the-ground person", and I learned a lot from seeing the other side and remembering how necessary and hard it is.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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