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       AMREF is a non-governmental, independent, non-profit Association for Medicine and Research in Africa. Founded in 1957 in Kenya by three surgeons, it is headquartered in Nairobi and runs 140 projects in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan and South Africa.
       It has a staff of 500, 95% of whom are African.

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AMREF's objective :

       AMREF aims to improve the health and well-being of the most disadvantaged populations through various training, research and service activities.

Main activities :

CLINICAL AND EMERGENCY SERVICES:      Evacuations, training, vaccination programmes
PLANNING FAMILIAL:                             Women's health, family health, HIV, AIDS, STDs, TB.
HEALTH AND ENVIRONMENT :                    Construction of infrastructure, training related to Malaria and Sarcoma.
HEALTH POLICY AND MANAGEMENT:       Advice to Ministries of Health and local NGOs.

The role of AMREF in France :

       The Amref France office is part of the international network of AMREF Founded in 1978 by François SPOERRY to support the work of his sister Anne SPOERRY    "MAMA DAKTARI" the famous flying doctor.

       She treated people in the most remote areas of Africa until her death in February 1999.

       A tribute was paid to her by France 2 during the programme "envoyé spécial" with the broadcast of the film "On l’appelait Mama Daktari".

       Today, the French office of AMREF continues Anne's work thanks to the generosity of many donors and the work of volunteers.

Contact :

19 Rue Cassette - 75006    Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 45 48 14 18

Email: website:

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  the work of François SPOERRY...

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