CFAO, one of the leading distribution companies operating in Africa, has reportedly renewed its partnership with AMREF, Africa’s first public health NGO, for the next three years. The partnership deal is made through AMREF’s endowment fund, the Africa Health Club, that offers companies and foundations committed to the continent an opportunity to pool and optimize part of their sponsorship resources.
AMREF basically focuses on maternal and child health, water and sanitation facilities, medico-surgical assistance and training of health workers in sub-Saharan Africa region. The Health Club Africa conducts training programs for health care workers and midwives in Senegal and Côte d’Ivoire as well as organizes mobile surgery camps in the sub-region. AMREF trained more than 125,000 health care workers in Africa in 2017.
Commenting on the partnership renewal deal, Cécile DESREZ, Director of Human Resources, Communication and Social and Environmental Responsibility of the CFAO Group, said the company’s partnership with AMREF will help in promoting healthcare and overall development of the African countries.
“Strongly committed to Africa through our locations, our businesses and our projects, this partnership reinforce our initiatives for the promotion of health on the continent,” DESREZ said. “It allows us to invest in very concrete programs that contribute to the development of the continent. The strength of AMREF is to have both a strong community base and a real capacity for innovation. This approach is very similar to that of CFAO in its health activities. ”
Henri Leblanc, Director General of AMREF and Health Club Africa, said the long-term partnership will help AMREF to implement its welfare initiatives in the continent.
“CFAO is a long-time partner of our association. We are very happy with this renewal of trust. This type of long-term partnership allows AMREF to benefit from financial support to carry out its programs and sustainable actions on the continent, but also to guide the choice of projects to be deployed. This partnership brings value to AMREF, its partners and its beneficiaries. “