health

Safeguarding lives of women & children

AMURT’s model of community-based collaborative healthcare in Nigeria has proven effective, with over 1965 successful births taking place in 2016 in the seven AMURT-supported health centers in three local government areas in Ebonyi state. In Offia Oji alone, 85% of the women are coming to the health center for delivery. This is remarkable given that previsouly the vast majority of women were giving birth at home or with a traditional birth attendant, a risky endeavor if faced with any birth-related complications. Read more

Samburu Women

Horn of Africa Disaster Response

The 2011 drought in Kenya was declared a national disaster by President Mwai Kibaki in April of 2011. Access to food and water had become very scarce, millions of livestock have died, and territorial violence had increased drastically as people competed for patches of fertile land. When nourishment could be found, heightened demand raised prices and made staple goods difficult to obtain. On June 28th of that year, the United Nations reported that 3.5 million people weere in need of humanitarian relief. Read more

Kenya AIDS Nurses - Home-based Care

Kenya – HIV/AIDS Overview

With major financing from the US Government, AMURT is dramatically expanding its work to address the problems caused by HIV/AIDS in three provinces in Kenya. Specifically, AMURT will organize care and protection for 3,000 orphans and vulnerable children (OVC) within their households, care for 1,000 people living with HIV/AIDS who are homebound, start youth clubs that impart life skills, youth empowerment and vocational training to 900 youth, and reach one million people with messages related to HIV prevention. Read more

Nigeria Rural Health Centers

Nigeria – Community Health Program

In 2010, AMURT launched a program in Nigeria aimed at developing community healthcare systems and reducing the country’s maternal mortality rate, one of the world’s highest. Providing some of Nigeria’s poorest and most rural areas with proper health facilities warrants the service of more than one NGO, so AMURT has teamed with ActionAid Nigeria as well as Nigeria’s overwhelmed state health department and the members of local communities to accomplish this task. Read more

Burkina Faso Agricultural Training Center

Agroecology in Burkina Faso

AMURT’s center is situated just at the edge of the artificial lake of Bissiri, deep in the country side of Burkina Faso, 45 kilometers south of the capital, Ouagadougou. The land was donated by the people of the community, who hope it will spur development and help provide the basic necessities of life. Read more

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