The Management Development Institute (MDI) for Health Care Organizations is a one-week intensive program designed to enhance the leadership and management skills of program managers and leaders of sub-Saharan African organizations.
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Laboratory Courses
Laboratory Services are an essential component of health care delivery and can be utilised effectively at every level of health care delivery. In the African region, many commonly presenting diseases may be diagnosed using basic
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Short Courses
Amref Health Africa Short Courses: If you work in health care, a development organisation or in the caring industry at any level, then AMREF has the course for you. AMREF’s mission is to create vibrant networks of informed communities
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General Information:

  • Certification - The participants, upon successful attendance of each short course will be awarded an AMREF certificate of participation stipulating the topics covered.
  • Learning Resources:- Computer laboratory with internet access; A well-equipped clinical laboratory where trainees carry out practical examinations; A state-of-the-art health library which provides access to information that is otherwise unavailable locally.
  • Costs: - Training costs covers lunch, stationery, field trips and all course related learning materials.- Accommodation (US$ 48 per day) To cover half board accommodation (bed, dinner and breakfast) including daily transport to and from the training venue using the AMREF bus.-Mode of payment All payments to the course should be made two weeks to the commencement of each course in cheques payable to AMREF or through bank transfer to the AMREF account
  • Tailor made courses: AMREF organises customised short courses for groups of not less than 15 participants in health and health-related fields, tailored to the needs of individuals or organisations.

Our clients have included NGOs and Ministries of Health in South Sudan, Malawi, Somalia, Kenya, Ethiopia, Uganda and Eritrea.

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Amref Health Africa Virtual training School (AVTS) was started in March 2007 to test and disseminate eLearning best practices as a methodology for scaling up the numbers and capacity of health workers, particularly upgrading Enrolled Community Health Nurses (ECHNs) to registered nursing (KRCHN) level.  As a virtual nursing school then, AVTS’s objectives were to develop quality eLearning models, upgrade ECHNs to Kenya Registered Community Health Nurses (KRCHNs) through use of cost-effective eLearning approaches and disseminate best practices to fellow internal and external partners.  Having successfully upgraded over 10,000 enrolled nurses (ECHNs) in Kenya jointly with fellow stakeholders, the school  has now embarked on replicating the same model in other African countries and gone a milestone further to offer upgrading degree programme (Bsc. Nursing) using the eLearning platform in partnership with the University of Nairobi- College of Health Sciences.

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GraduationAMREF’s International Training Centre in Nairobi has become known as an important institution for regional training of health workers. The Diploma in Community Health course has seen graduates from all over Africa, in turn spreading improved health practices and bettering the lives of communities across the continent.
With a range of short specialised courses, a world class library and information services, and a continually growing collection of health learning materials, AMREF has become an African leader in the training of community health workers, all of whom play a vital role in our mission to eradicate poverty and change lives.

Effective laboratory services are an essential component of a functional health care system. Clinicians depend on laboratory tests to assess patients’ health, accurately diagnose the cause of illness and design appropriate treatment plans. Despite the importance of properly functioning laboratories in delivery of effective health care, Africa’s laboratory sector, especially laboratories in remote and underserved regions, often have weak and partly functional systems and are therefore the weakest link in the provision of quality health care services. AMREF Laboratory Programme has developed several laboratory training courses to address some of these challenges with the overall goal of strengthening laboratory diagnostic systems for improved health care services