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