The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To improve the health of people in Africa by partnering with and empowering communities, and strengthening health systems.
Amref Health Africa, the premier African-led health development organization, provides training and health services to more than 30 countries across Africa. Founded in 1957 as the Flying Doctors of East Africa to bring critical health services to remote communities, Amref Health Africa now delivers preventative, community-based health care. With a focus on women and children, we manage a full range of medical and public health programs, tackling the most critical health challenges facing the continent: maternal and child health, HIV & TB, malaria, clean water and sanitation and surgical and clinical outreach. Since 2012 alone, Amref Health Africa has trained over 250,000 health workers.