CFAO reaffirms its support for AMREF and its partnership with Club Santé Afrique for another three years
CFAO, a key player in distribution in Africa, has signed a three‑year renewal of its partnership with AMREF, Africa's leading NGO in public health...
15 January 2019 - CFAO, a key player in distribution in Africa, has signed a three‑year renewal of its partnership with AMREF, Africa's leading NGO in public health. The partnership operates through Club Santé Afrique, AMREF's endowment fund, which serves to pool and optimise the resources of companies and foundations active across the continent.
AMREF focuses on four priorities in Sub-Saharan Africa: maternal & child health, access to water & sanitation, medical & surgical aid, and training for healthcare workers. Club Santé Afrique targets training for healthcare personnel and midwives in Senegal and Côte d'Ivoire. It also equips mobile operating theatres in the subregion. In 2017 alone, AMREF trained 125,000 healthcare workers in Africa.
Cécile DESREZ, CFAO Vice President for Human Resources, Communication & CSR: "This partnership reinforces our efforts to promote healthcare across the continent, building on the strong presence we have on the ground in Africa through our sites, businesses and projects. It puts us in a position to invest in very tangible programmes to support African development. AMREF benefits from strong ties with local communities and solid scope for innovation. This approach goes hand in hand with CFAO's own healthcare activities."
Henri Leblanc, Managing Director of AMREF and Club Santé Afrique: "CFAO is a long‑standing partner of our association and we are delighted to have their continuing support. This type of long-term collaboration gives AMREF the funding needed to support its programmes and ongoing initiatives on the continent while helping to guide the choice of projects to pursue. The partnership also brings real value to AMREF, its partners and the people who benefit from our work."
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