Personal Stories

Fighting Malaria at Community and Household Level

Published: 22 April 2014 Denis

Milka Akinyi wakes up nauseous, feverish and too weak to walk to the nearest hospital, which is five kilometres away. She sends for Alice Aoko, the Community Health Worker (CHW) in her area. Alice... Read more

Bye Bye Malaria!

Published: 22 April 2014 Denis

“I am a teacher and a mother of five, three girls and two boys.   Whenever my children would fall sick, I would buy drugs from local shops without  knowing what they were suffering... Read more

Any patient or client who walks into Kasikeu Dispensary in Mukaa, Makeuni County, Kenya, will inquire if this young gentleman is on duty. His charisma and dedication to his work at this far-flung dispensary... Read more

Lelabo Kalemat Dere is a 20 year old midwife student attending midwifery training at Arba-Minch Health Science College (AHSC). She joined the college through an opportunity created by Amref Health Africa via a CIDA... Read more

eLearning for midwives in Senegal

Published: 15 October 2014 Marie Kinyanjui

“Midwives have an important role to play in helping our country solve its health problems,” says midwife Ngoma Top.  “And the e-learning programme comes just at the right time for midwives in Senegal.’’ Ngoma,... Read more

Amref Health Africa helped me fulfil my dreams

Published: 15 October 2014 Marie Kinyanjui

Twenty-two year old Isaack Mwongela Kyagali experienced the loss of his mother at a very young age. She died after giving birth to this youngest sibling. Such a painful loss inspired Isaack to dream... Read more

Renewed hope for fistula survivors in Eastern Uganda

Published: 15 October 2014 Marie Kinyanjui

Inspired by the fistula repair programme initiated by Amref Health Africa as a part of Uganda’s Staying Alive Project, women in the Teso Region of Eastern Uganda have come together to form a support... Read more

Cataract's Story

Published: 15 October 2014 Marie Kinyanjui

I See the White Buildings “I can see all the white buildings, these beautiful white buildings that I had lost hope of ever seeing again,” exclaimed Mademba Guèye, a 70-year-old resident from Gueye Kabe,... Read more

In the middle of the battle field in South Sudan

Published: 16 October 2014 Marie Kinyanjui

Michael Maluwel, 29, has been in the military for over 15 years. After completing his training in 1998, he was posted to the Nuber Mountains where he worked until 2013. When the conflict began... Read more

Trained midwife playing her part in saving mothers

Published: 17 October 2014 Marie Kinyanjui

Amarech Abera is a midwife at a health centre in Malle, one of districts of South Omo Zone in Ethiopia. Amref Health Africa is building the capacity of health workers working in hospitals in... Read more

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