Health Worker Training in Ethiopia
With $2.25 million in financial support from the Government of Canada provided through the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA), AMREF is launching a program in Ethiopia to improve mother and child health. We will be working with the pastoralist and semi-pastoralist communities of the Omo Valley, a population about the size of Kingston, Victoria and Trois-Rivières combined. The three-year program will train more than 850 health care workers, strengthen laboratory services and provide education and treatment to combat malnutrition and communicable diseases.
AMREF Canada is currently fundraising for $750,000 to meet its total fundraising obligation for this program. Please help us to improve the lives of women and children in South Omo by making a donation today.
Canadians Support Families Affected by Horn of Africa Drought
Thanks to the generosity of Canadians, AMREF continues to support families in Kenya who have been affected by the drought.
AMREF supporters in Canada have so far donated more than $35,000 for a nutritional supplementation program in Makueni. The program provides food to children under five, pregnant and nursing mothers and the elderly. To date, more than 21,000 kg of rice and 7,000 kg of beans have been distributed to 772 people, mainly children. Read more about the work being done by AMREF to help create lasting change in communities vulnerable to future crises.
You’re Invited: AMREF’s 15th Annual African Marketplace Celebration MAMATOTO
MAMATOTO means “MOTHERBABY” in Swahili and reflects the belief that mother and baby are one. Please join AMREF Canada for a glorious evening in our African marketplace alive with the sounds and tastes of Africa. This lively celebration will feature vendors selling their arts and crafts, live and silent auctions, dancing and entertainment. Funds raised at MAMATOTO will go towards AMREF’s campaign for safe motherhood in Africa.
MAY 10, 2012 / 7 TO 11PM / POLSON PIER
TICKETS $250 / 416 961 6981
Be sure to save the date! Tickets go on sale March 1st. Watch our website for details of this one-of-a-kind event.
Paul Collins, author of Mack Dunstan’s Inferno/ Mystery of Everyman’s Way
To contact him, go to: http://www.facebook.com/authorpaulcollins