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Organization Contact Information

Name: The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Canada
Street 1: 489 College Street
Street 2: Suite 407
City: Toronto
Province: ON
Post Code: M6G 1A5
Country: Canada
Phone: 416-961-6981
Organization Email:
Web Site:
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Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Ms
First Name: Anne-Marie
Last Name: Kamanye
Title: Executive Director
Phone: 416 428 7922

Alternate Focal Point Contact Information

Salutation: Dr
First Name: Abebe
Last Name: Aberra
Title: Programme Leader HIV/AIDS/TB - AMREF Headquarters

General Information

Board Constituency: Developing Country NGO
Is your organization legally registered in your country: Yes
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Organization Type - Primary: Non-Governmental Organization
Organization Type - Secondary: Other Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)
Organization Description:
The African Medical and Research Foundation (AMREF) Canada is recognized today as Africa's premier health development organization. Headquartered in Africa with the majority of its staff being African, AMREF is the only international African NGO of its kind.

AMREF's mission is to ensure access to good health for the most vulnerable and marginalized people in Africa. With their active involvement, we develop and implement innovative and sustainable solutions to critical health challenges facing the continent.

Our mission in Canada is to support AMREF in Africa to address critical health challenges by raising funds, providing project support, building capacity, raising awareness and engaging the Canadian public in African health development.

Since 1957, AMREF has been working closely with rural and urban communities to empower people, and its work with African governments is improving health systems.
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Specializations / Areas of Work

Delivery of health services and care
Funding, including innovative and optimized approach to funding TB Care
Research and Development
Technical Assistance

Other Organization Information

Total number of staff in your organization: 6 - 10
Number of full-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 1 - 5
Number of part-time staff who are directly involved with TB: 0
Number of volunteers who are directly involved with TB: 0
How did you hear about the Stop TB Partnership: Stop TB communications
If you were informed or referred by another partner of the Stop TB Partnership please tell us who:
Why do you wish join the Stop TB Partnership: Information on developments within the TB world
Are you a member of a Stop TB national partnership: Canada
Are you in contact with your national TB programme: No
Please tell us how your organization is contributing to your country's national TB control plan:
AMREF's focus is on international programs and not local initiatives in Canada. In Uganda, where our current TB program is being implemented we are part of the National TB program and are in constant contact with the national NTLP. As a result of the weak health system, we train, incollaboration with NTLP staff, all levels of health workers on identifying and testing for TB cases. We also document our efforts in order to provide lessons learnt to the NTLP and Ministry of Health.

Geographical Reach

Which country is your headquarters located in: Saint Kitts and Nevis
Which countries do you do operate in:
(This includes countries you are conducting activities in)
South Africa
United Republic of Tanzania


Please tell us how your organization will contribute to the Global Plan to Stop TB by briefly describing its involvement in any of the areas of work listed below:


Declaration of interests:
No conflicts of interest were delacred.

Application date: March 31, 2009
Last updated: May 16, 2012