We have been granted many awards for our work in building better health for Africa


Global Health Workforce Alliance Member/Partner Award - 2013

AMREF received the award at the 3rd Global Forum For Human Resources in Recife, Brazil in recognition of their contribution towards building the capacity of health workers across Africa.



MDG Award - 2013

AMREF Kenya received an award for its contribution to improving maternal health (MDG 5) in Kenya.

The award was given by the MDGs Trust Fund, an organization that acknowledges the contribution of NGOs, Development Partner Institutions, Private and Public sectors and individuals in Kenya that have demonstrated outstanding efforts in driving the achievement of the MDGs through their core programmes in partnership with UNDP Kenya, Ministry of State for Planning, National Development and Vision 2030, Synovate and the Government of Finland.



World Federation of Public Health Associations - 2012

Dr Teguest Guerma receives the award from Dr Luis Sambo, Director, WHO AFRO

The Award is given  during the World Congress on Public Health Meetings which takes place every three years. AMREF received the award in recognition of the organisation's outstanding achievements in and contributions to the field of public health.




Air Ambulance Provider of the Year - 2011

AMREF Flying Doctors CEO Dr Bettina Vadera receives the award alongside COO Sean Culligan

AMREF Flying Doctors won the prestigious 2011 Air Ambulance Provider of the Year Award.

The ITIJ (International Travel Insurance Journal) yearly awards are voted for by over 50.000 readers of ITIJ and other stakeholders within the international industry, representing the global travel/ medical insurance industry, air ambulance providers, underwriters to assistance companies and cost containment entities.


Gates Award for Global Health - 2005

Gates AwardThe award, worth $1 million, was established in 2000 by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, and is given annually to the organisation that they consider to have made a major and lasting contribution to the field of global health.



Medical Honors Award - 2004

AMREF received the Medical Honors Award from Discovery Health Channel, USA for its extraordinary lifesaving work of nearly 50 years in improving the health of millions of people in Africa.

Conrad Hilton Humanitarian Award - 1999

The world’s largest humanitarian award which honors tireless commitment by AMREF to bring health care services to the most remote areas of the continent. The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize was established by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation in 1996. The annual $1.5 million dollar award honors a charitable or non-governmental organisation that has made extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world.