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THE PROJECT

Amref and the Outreach

You don’t know

what AMREF is?

Watch this video.

Amref Health Africa is the largest non-profit African health organization. Founded in 1957, it aims to improve health in Africa through the active involvement of local communities operating in more than 30 countries of the continent. The organization mainly relies on African staff (around 97%) who work every day alongside the communities, to bring health where nobody else arrives. 

What is an Outreach?

An outreach is a medical home visit against malnutrition

In Kenya there are many rural communities that do not have access to health services because they are too far away, Amref has always been committed to reaching out to everyone, bringing health where no one else arrives.

To counter malnutrition in the county of Siaya, in Kenya, home medical interventions are carried out, called outreach, which aim to treat thousands of children under 5 suffering from malnutrition and to spread knowledge, forming communities on how to prevent malnutrition.

In order to reach children between the ages of 3 and 5, Amref performs its interventions in kindergartens by distributing thousands of vitamin D supplements, deworming, pediatric care and growth monitoring.

Amref also manages to gather a large number of mothers, initiating meetings and training on the importance of breastfeeding and putting young mothers in contact with older and more experienced ones, creating moments of confrontation and sharing that can help them grow children.

what we want to do!

Each outreach costs 250 euros. Our fundraiser aims to fund 10 home medical interventions!
Every 250 euros we manage to collect together we could finance an outreach.

250 euros X 10 outreach: 2500 euros!

This is the sum we would like to reach with this fundraiser, and this is why we will ride 2500 kilometers to Iceland.

Ride with us! Every euro you donate will correspond to one kilometer traveled with our bikes, let's reach our goal of 2500 together!

Gli Outreach sono visite mediche domiciari contro la malnutrizione.

In Kenya sono moltissime le comunità rurali che non hanno accesso ai servizi sanitari perchè troppo lontani , Amref da sempre si impegna per raggiungere tutti portando la salute dove nessun altro arriva.

per contrastare la malnutrizione nella contea di Siaya , in Kenya, vengono effettuati interventi medici domiciliari, chiamati outreach, che hanno l'obbiettivo di curare migliaia di bambini sotto i 5 anni che soffrono di malnutrizione e un obbiettivo correlato, ma non meno importante, che è quello di diffondere conoscenza ed istruzione formando le comunità sulle buone prassi per la prevenzione della malnutrizione stessa.

photos of an outreach