During the United Nations General Assembly week, we hosted a screening of ‘My Body, My Life’, a short film awarded the prestigious UNICEF Japan Prize. The story follows 12-year old Sabina from a Maasai community in Kenya as she participates in Amref’s Alternate Rites of Passage program to end Female Genital Mutilation.
Following the screening, board member and philanthropist Carol Jenkins moderated a conversation with Amref global CEO, Dr. Githinji Gitahi and Executive Director, Bob Kelty.
Scope of Work: Creative Concept; Partnerships
Amref Health Africa is the largest African-based and African-led health development NGO in the world. On the ground since 1957, with 97% of the staff of African-origin and with over 90% working within their communities, Amref Health Africa is an expert in the field of International Development. Working in 35 countries across the continent, Amref Health Africa focuses on the most critical health issues, working in the space of: HIV/AIDS, TB, malaria, water and sanitation, maternal and family health, clinical and surgical outreach and the training of hundreds of thousands of health workers. Amref Health Africa is the only NGO to receive both the prestigious Bill and Melinda Gates Award for Global Health and the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize, among others. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya with offices across Europe and New York and Toronto.