AMREF Health Africa

AMREF (the African Medical and REsearch Foundation) has been the College Charity for nearly 40 years.

The Wolfson AMREF Group is informal and friendly, and does not require a great commitment. If you are interested, then please come along to one of their meetings. Meetings are held at 1.30pm on Tuesday of Week 1 each term. Or contact Dr Mark Pottle at Wolfson College, Oxford, or Jan Scriven for more info.

In 1992 The Wolfson/AMREF Group was formed to coordinate fundraising. Two years later the 'Wolfson/AMREF Bursary' was established. This now makes available £3,000 each year for the assistance of students taking AMREF's healthcare and medical training courses in Nairobi.

Bursary recipients regularly write to Wolfson, thanking everyone for this support.

Other money raised in College is directed towards specific projects:

  • £1000 towards AMREF's work on the research and treatment of malaria
  • £2000 bought a chest freezer, overhead projector and slide projector for a laboratory in Kenya
  • £1400 purchased a laboratory computer for Dr Jane Carter, who visited Wolfson to talk about her work in a remote Kenyan hospital
  • £1500 towards a portable computer and software for the same laboratory
  • £1500 for a World Health Organisation 'Blue Trunk Library' for a health centre in rural Entasopia
  • £2000 towards the expansion and development of the Mahler Library in Kenya
  • £3000 to help provide clean water supplies for the people of Homa Bay in Western Kenya
  • £2000 to provide basic health care and medical services in the Gedo region of Somalia
  • £2800 towards a new health resource centre in Uganda
  • £2200 to support distance e-learning training for nurses
  • £4700 to support the Kabale Youth Project in the south west of Uganda, near the Rwandan border
  • £4000 to support the Trachoma Project in the Turkana region of Northern Kenya
  • £2000 to purchase ICT equipment for offices in Ethiopia
  • £1500 to support community structures in Katine, Uganda, for sustainable community-led development
  • £3000 to support clinical outreach for Fistula repair in Kenya and Uganda
  • £3200 for the training of two African midwives by 2015
  • £1600 for the training of one African midwife
  • £1000 for the purchase of 50 bicycles for midwives
  • £2750 for a Medical Laboratory Practices and Management Course
  • £2000 for a Malaria Mocroscopics Course

Please help ensure the continuance of this valuable link by donating to the Wolfson/AMREF fund if you have not already done so in this academic year. Please contact Jan Scriven, who will be pleased to help. Your gift will help improve healthcare in Africa, and demonstrate Wolfson's continuing concern for others.

Downloads
Preventing and treating trachoma in rural KenyaDownload
Report on the Wolfson BursaryDownload
Stand up for African Mothers leafletDownload
The College Annual Appeal Letter 2016Download
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